La Guardia Imperial
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About the Event
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DINNER MENU (served with wine)
Chimichurri Salad with Tomatoes and Avocado
Fainá (chickpea flour pizza) with Chorizo, Blue Cheese, and Spinach
Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
Pasta Frola de Dulce de Leche (dessert tart)
MUSIC: LA GUARDIA IMPERIAL
Featuring: Maurizio Najt, piano - Pablo Lanouguerre, bass - Pablo Pereyra, vocals - Javier Sanchez, bandoneon
Created by restless producer and talented singer, Pablo Pereyra, “La Guardia Imperial” is a tango quartet that pays tribute to the golden age of tango while keeping a contemporary vibe. With a repertoire strong, yet intimate, you are guaranteed a close encounter of the third kind with the most sensual music in the world: Argentine tango. “La Guardia Imperial” plays a residency at the famous Astoria Tango Club, in NY.
Javier Sanchez Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Javier Sánchez has been playing the bandoneon for over 25 years. Between 2005 and 2016, he has been a member of Latin Grammy Award nominee Rodolfo Mederos Orquesta Típica. Mr. Sánchez has toured the globe with well-known tango orchestras and tango companies such as Tango Pasion, Tanguera – Mora Godoy, Tango Emotion (returning to Japan for 5 consecutive years), among others. As an active musician in Argentina, Mr. Sánchez played in the most prestigious tango shows of Buenos Aires including El Viejo Almacén, Esquina de Carlos Gardel, Café Tortoni, Piazzolla Tango Theater, just to name a few. In 2016, he relocated to the New York metropolitan area and started collaborating with a variety of tango groups, among most noted are Aces of Rhythm directed by Pablo Aslan (debuted at Lincoln Center in July of 2017), Pan American Symphony Orchestra (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.), and the Astoria Tango Orchestra led by Daniel Binelli (11 piece orchestra tipica). In August of the same year, he won the First Prize at the renowned Che Bandoneon International Competition judged by bandoneon legend Victor Lavallén. In 2018 Mr. Sanchez became Musical Director of Che Tangazo orchestra based in Montreal, Canada, making its debut in July at Tango BA Festival and World Cup. In the past two years Mr. Sanchez has also performed with many renown musicians such as Emilio Solla, Pedro Giraudo, Héctor del Curto, and Sergio Buslje just to name a few.
Maurizio Najt Graduated at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música de Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a Tango Pianist played a leading role in the New York Tango revival scene during the late 90's, performing with New York Tango Trio with whom he toured France, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, and Argentina.
He has performed with Grammy winners tango masters bandoneonistas Raúl Jaurena, Daniel Binelli, Hector del Curto, Victor Lavallén, and Tito Castro. As a member of Forever Tango Orchestra, Luis Bravo’s Tony winning Broadway Production, he toured the US, Mexico, Japan and China; and a full season at the Kerr Theatre on Broadway and the Cutler Majestic Theater in Boston -featuring salsa stars Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis Enrique and Luis Fonsi.
Some performance venues include: Alice Tully Hall, El Museo del Barrio; Brooklyn's Museum of Art, Met Museum, Cleveland Art Museum, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Carnegie Hall, Blue Note in NYC, Osaka and Nagoya; and countless Milongas (tango ballrooms) and tango shows throughout the US. Toured Japan, Korea and Hawaii with Japanese Tango diva Anna Saeki. Performed at Lincoln Center Midnight Summer Swing with the Astoria Tango Orchestra lead by legendary bandoneonista Daniel Binelli (Astor Piazzolla’s band mate)
Toured the US with legendary American Folk singer Pete Seeger and Argentinean Folk hero Leon Gieco. As a composer he scored independent films, documentaries and off Broadway Theater productions, such as Don Quixxxote (ACE award nomination), Kaleidoscope, A Tango for Tita (ACE award winner), and Black Mass. Composed and produced the music for the Book/DVD Torarterpia: The Development of creativity according to the Teachings of the Kabala.
Collaborated as arranger with Academy-Award winning film director Ang Lee in the film Lust Caution, with Anna Saeki, and with the Andean folk band Takillacta. Presently, Organist at St. James & St. Matthew's Church in Queens, Ballet Accompanist at Joffrey Ballet School, Ballet Arts NYC and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and Teaching Artist at the 92St Y.
Pablo Lanouguere Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pablo Lanouguere is an active musician and composer based out in New York City. As a sought after musician, he regularly plays with renowned artists and bands of Tango, Jazz, Latin-Jazz, Swing, Salsa, Classical and World Music. He has played at some of the most important venues in NYC such as Carnegie Hall, The National Sawdust, Zinc Bar, Bryant Park Music Festival, SOB’S, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, The Django, among others. Over the past few years, Mr. Lanouguere has collaborated with artists such as Raul Jaurena, Fernando Otero, Daniel Binelli & Astoria Tango Orchestra, Adam Tully, Emilio Solla and Federico Diaz. Additionally, he has also toured around the US with the Alejandro Ziegler Tango Quartet. Since 2016 he is founding member of Abaddon, a traditional Tango Sextet based in New York City. He has been also part of theater productions including Five Senses (Tango Show, 2015, Thalia Spanish Theater), Macbeth (Shakespeare Play, 2015, Fox Wolf Production), Afrotango (Musical, 2016, Thalia Spanish Theater) and Tangomenaje (Tango Show, 2017, Thalia Spanish Theater). He has studied with Nestor Ibarra (Harmony and Composition), Mariano Otero, Gustavo Giles, Guillermo Delgado, Alejandro Herrera (Electric Bass), Daniel Falasca and Pedro Giraudo (Double Bass) In addition to it, he holds Degree in Jazz Music from the Escuela de Musica Popular de Avellaneda in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- General Admission$50$500$0