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Esquina Passion

March 23 @ 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

$5

Every Thursday, come learn and then dance and practice your tango! Evening starts with beginner and Intermediate level tango classes followed by “a milonga” (social tango, milonga and vals dancing). Favorite house DJs include Fil Cruz, Gustavo Simplis, John Turci-Escobar, Juan Marcos, Patrick Stallings and Daniel Davila.

Live music with Glover Gill on the piano every 1st Thursday of the month 9:00pm – 10:00pm followed by great DJs

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November 16th: Special guest Joe Powers

About Joe Powers: Harmonica virtuoso, Joe Powers is known for bending and blending genres from jazz to classical, hip-hop to world music, and Argentine Tango. Since gaining a music degree from the University of Oregon he has performed around the world, from Paris to Tokyo and won the Belgian Crystal Harmonica Award/Classical Division in 2008.

Powers has collaborated with renowned Tango maestros including; Narcotango, Tanghetto, Otros Aires, Nicolás Ledesma, Emilio de la Peña, Horacio Cabarcos, Pablo Motta, the UK’s “Tango Siempre”, and Japan’s “Orquesta Aurora”.  He has also appeared with groups/artists as diverse as Pink Martini, British pop icon Jamie Cullum, Canadian Boogie-Woogie pianist, Michael Kaeshammer, Sony jazz guitarist Yosuke Onuma, French blues legend J.J. Milteau, and the Ichikawa Symphony Orchestra in Japan.

In 2012 his Tango quintet was featured with sold-out performances at one of North America’s top Classical music series, the Oregon Bach Festival, sharing the bill with super star violinist, Joshua Bell.  In 2013 he guest stared with the Vancouver Symphony orchestra kicking off their 35th season with double performances of the Gordon Jacob Harmonica Suite. On his 2016 world tour he gave a sold-out concert with the Barcelona Symphonic Band, and performed the Villa Lobos Harmonica concerto with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra guest conducted by famous Bulgarian conductor, Emil Tabakov. Most recently, on his 20th tour in Japan, Joe was voted “favorite artist” by FM Osaka listeners and his trio was a headliner at the 37th annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival.

His fifth studio album, “Apasionado” was recorded in April, 2015 in Buenos Aires with some of Argentina’s top Tango musicians and features six of Joe’s original compositions as well as six Tango classics. Click here for more information.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
$5

Venue

Esquina Tango
209 Pedernales St
Austin, 78702 United States
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