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Tango Music Tonight at Mildred Owen Concert Hall

Pacifica Performances Hosts Trio Garufa

Head to tonight for authentic Argentine tango music.

The Trio Garufa international ensemble has performed all over the U.S. and Canada and they are the only tango ensemble to have performed exclusively in the Milongas (Tango Dance Clubs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tonight, they bring their world-class sounds to Pacifica.

"We are planning a full spectrum of our repertoire for the show," said Trio Garufa member Sascha Jacobsen. “Our music is exciting and virtuosic, and also very danceable.”

For a sampling of Trio Garufa's passionate sound, visit their gallery of videos and live performances.

Trio Garufa is made up of serious musicians. Sascha Jacobsen comes from a very long line of musical family members – his great, great, great, great-grandfather was a bassist for the Moscow Opera. Sascha also plays the bass as well as the electric bass, fretless electric, string bass, baby bass and others. He performs as principal bass with the Santa Cruz Symphony and his jazz group, the Sascha Jacobsen Quintet, released a CD titled Outer Sunset (2002).

Guitarist Guillermo Garcia was born in Argentina where he grew up surrounded by the sounds of tango. When he was 11, he started playing argentine tango and folklore music and eventually learned to dance tango, studying many of its various forms such as tango salon, tango milonguero, new-generation tango, milonga and vals. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University, with a dissertation on the restoration of old music recordings using digital audio processing.

Adrian Jost plays the bandoneon (a type of concertina) and the bayan (a Russian accordion). When he was only 11, the French Association of Accordionists awarded him a gold medal. He cofounded Trio Garufa (with Guillermo Garcia) and his unique sounds can be heard on the trio’s CDs, Tango en El Mate (2004) and La Segunda Tradicion (2008). Jost is also an avid tango dancer and has spent a lot of time in Argentina studying the art.

Trio Garufa will be performing with tango dancers Lisette Perelle and Julian Ramil. The show starts at 7:30pm. For more information, visit the Pacifica Performances website. General admission is $20. For people 62 years old or older or students 25 years and younger the price is $17. Pacifica Performances members  pay $15. Buy tickets at the door 30 minutes before the show. 

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