JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band
Returning to Artpark after a moving and stunning performance last summer, the New York City-based JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band, was started in 2008 by bandoneonist and composer Juan Pablo (J.P.) Jofre. The quintet focuses on Jofre’s original works as well as authentic interpretations of legendary composer Astor Piazzolla. Argentinian expatriate JP Jofre, highlighted several times by The New York Times, and praised by Lincoln Center, who called him “one of today’s leading tango artists,” has seen his reputation grow by leaps and bounds. After its debut performance at the Public Theatre in NYC in 2008, the group has appeared at Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Celebrities Series of Boston, and countless venues and festivals worldwide.
The group includes:
Pablo Cafici, piano
Thomas Mesa, cello
Rainel Joubert, violin
Chris Johnson, double bass
JP Jofre, bandoneon
The program will feature three world premieres
Both audience and artists will be seated on the Mainstage. Chairs will be provided.
Here's what an audience member told us about JP Jofre's performance last year at Artpark:
This performance was one of the most captivating experiences of 2021! Intimately seated on the Mainstage and led by the passionate bandoneonist compositions of JP Jofre, we were invited on a musical journey like no other. The enchantment of the hard tango rhythms and chords sang deep to our souls, and then resonated through the space.
- Alison Lytle