Concert of Tango Jazz Quartet (Argentina)

After long four years, Belgrade audience will once again have the pleasure to enjoy performance of wonderful 


Martín Rao de Vita, on bass

Horacio Acosta, on piano

Mauricio Pasculli, on drums

Gustavo Firmenich, on tenor sax & clarinet

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The concert will take place on

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 19h in


Ticket price: 1000,00 din

Reservation at tel. 069 361 2038 or mail:

It is the first time that I hear a fusion of Jazz and Tango that works and makes sense”, said about Tango Jazz Quartet the world‐renowned French accordionist Richard Galliano.

“Tango Jazz Quartet, from Argentina. A foursome that demonstrates how tango and its variants support a music culture more than they offer just an excuse to take the floor with risqué intent, the TJQ tour the world like missionaries”, Nigel Jarret, Wales Arts, Review.

Tango Jazz Quartet from Argentina, mixes the melodic and rhythmic patterns of Tango with the harmonies and improvisation of Jazz. This new approach to Tango and Jazz has received an enthusiastic reaction both in Argentina as well as internationally. The music of Tango Jazz Quartet goes from the traditional tango to the music of Astor Piazzola without ever abandoning the territory of jazz. 

With 26 international tours performed and more than 30 countries visited, Tango Jazz Quartet performed in the   most prestigious venues around the world such as SanJosé Summer Jazz Festival, San José California, Shanghai Jazz Festival, Nisville International Jazz, Festival, Serbia; Tango & Jazz Festival, Tomsk, Russia, Hong Kong Jazz Festival, Joy of Jazz Festival, Johannesburg; Sunset-Sunside, Paris; Porgy & Bess, Vienna, The Music Village, Brussels; Snug Harbor, New Orleans, BFlat, Berlin, among many more.

Saxophonist and clarinetist Gustavo Firmenich, leader of TJQ recreated with this bandthe dancing eveningsthat were common in the golden era of the tango in Buenos Aires, where Tango and Jazz lived togetheralthough playing separately.  Tango Jazz Quartet proposed a fusion of how much both songs had in common and adding something distinctive of the jazz that the tango lacked: Improvisation. In 2019 TJQ toured Europe (France, Switzerland, Spain and Turkey) in February-March and a tour of Brazil the first week of May where he premiered his concert for Quartet and Symphony Orchestra at the Opera Theater of Ponta Grossa next to the Symphony Orchestra of Ponta Grossa. And from August 9 to September 22, 2019 TJQ made its 11th tour of Europe, in which it toured 16 countries and performed 41 concerts in 45 days of tour.

In 2018 the group visited for the second time in the United States performing in several New York Jazz clubs, highlighting its performance in the prestigious Smalls Jazz Club and its presentation with the Big Band by Vincent Giordano (musician of several films by Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola) who addressed the themes of the quartet repertoire. The other highlight was the group’s participation in the San Jose Jazz Festival in California and New Orleans, where they performed at the Snug Harbor Jazz Club and were honored by the prestigious trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis to play with his quintet. In Europe, TJQ presented its new album recorded live in 2017 at the Sunset-Sunside Jazz Club in Paris.

In the same year during the winter, Tango Jazz Quartet played two weeks in different stages of Switzerland and offered 2 concerts in Istanbul, one of them in the prestigious Nardis Jazz Club Istambul. And in the summer he returned to Europe for the ninth time in a row playing in more than 10 countries.

After more than 10 years of uninterrupted tours, Tango Jazz Quartet has consolidated its presence in the world as the group performed throughout Europe, the United States, Brazil, Africa, Russia and China and performed for 8 consecutive years at Sunset -Sundside Jazz Club in Paris, for the fifth time in a row at the Porgy & Bess Jazz Club in Vienna, for the second time in a row at the prestigious Guarnerius Institute in Belgrade and for the third time in a row at the Nisville International Jazz Festival in Serbia. There TJQ directed the “Nisville Tango Big Band”, a joint project with the festival, formed by TJQ and young Serbian musicians, who were trained and directed by Gustavo Firmenich, the leader of TJQ.

The group also consolidated its presence in the United Kingdom, performing in London at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, and for the second time at the Black Mountin Jazz Festival in Avergavenny Wales, The Verdict Jazz Club, in Brighton, The Bear Jazz Club, in Luton, the Saltburn Art Center and The GLobe Jazz Club in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where TJQ is the sponsor of “Newcastle Tango Milonga”, which started from their performance there in 2016. The group also played at the Hamstead Jazz Club of London, the Matt & Phreds Jazz Club of Manchester, the Hot Club of Cardiff Wales, among others.

Tango Jazz Quartet is also a regular visitor to Eastern Europe. There he performed in jazz clubs in Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania and Poland, in the latter country, the group has already played for two consecutive years at the prestigious Harris Piano Jazz Club in Krakow , cataloged by the English newspaper “The Guardian” among the 10 most important jazz clubs in Europe.

On the other hand, Gustavo Firmenich made European tours in 2017 and 2019 with other projects he leads: the Cañuelas Orchestra, Monte Orchestra and Sotavento Big Band. These last two bands participated in the 2017 and 2019 editions of the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and Leeward Big Band was presented in 2015 and 2019 at the Main Stage of the Nisville International Jazz Festival, in Serbia.

“I was quite amazed at just how great groove this was! The band could be swinging, rocking, funking, jazzing or whatever, that tango rhythm was embedded in it all. That was the charm of this unique band. Rarely the tempo remain constant with mood swings plenty! This “senors” are tension building maestros”, by Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here, Newcastle upon Tyne.