No Event On 11/27 – Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving.

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Next Practica is on December 4th, 9 PM, with Pablo Y Iwona.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR, Wow, December Is Around The Corner.

Viva Tango Holiday Party

 

M I L O N G A

 

Live Tango Music & DJing

Thursday December 18th

Fabulous Food and Dancing in Social Milonga Club Setting


Amazing Tango Trio of international musicians – Read their bios below.

From 8 – 11:30 PM. Cost $20, $10 for students.

 $15 for Non-dancers to listen to live music, watch dancing and refreshments

Special Offer: Bring a guest new to Viva Tango and guest is free
Location is
Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.

Details and Directions at www.VivaTango.org

4 half hour live music sessions, with DJing by our own Mike Littwin around them:

JML-TangoDJ4a-

Amazing Tango Trio – Bio

Maurizio Najt
Maurizio Najt
Piano,
is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene, performing with “Amigos del Tango”, and the New York Tango Trio; Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo’s Tony winning production); Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, as well as the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo. He composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed off-Broadway musical, “Don Quixote” which was nominated for an “ACE” award and the original music for “A Tango for Tita”. Mr. Najt is the Ballet Pianist for the Astoria Fine Arts Center and the Frank Sinatra School. He performed in 2013 with the Forever Tango Show on Broadway.

Wendy Zoffer
WendyFlute
Flute, is originally from Montreal, and performs frequently at Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, and clubs, in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Richie Cole, Gerry Hemingway, and Gary Mazzaroppi. She recently performed Tango with Maurizio Najt at Why Not Café on Orchard Street (Manhattan). As the Founder/Director of the respected company, Princeton Music Connection, she books the best live bands, DJs, classical, jazz and tango for weddings, parties, and corporate events in the New York Metropolitan Area and nationally. Her CD, Bird of Beauty, jazz standards, Latin, and swing, and Children’s CD Sing Me a Day are available at The Princeton Record Exchange.

John DeCesare
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Bass
, A longtime professional musician, He initially studied with the great bassist/ composer/ arranger, Pablo Aslan. John DeCesare has performed Argentine Tango at many milongas, concerts and cultural events in and around the tristate area. John has performed with many tango contemporaries on the scene now like Hector del Curto, Fernando Otero and Tito Castro. In early January John, along with producer Meg Farrell, began his own milonga in New York City. Longtime New York City musician, John performs a myriad of styles on bass, guitar, keyboard and vocals; he fell in love with Argentine tango when he first saw “Forever Tango” in New York.

Today, Thursday – The Tango Diva Cyrena Drusine

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TODAY, THURSDAY, November 20th,  Have a break from the cold @ Viva Tango Inc. with the US Champ;
BEFORE The Thanksgiving break (no event on 11/27).

Cyrena Drusine

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Today, Thursday, November 20th:
9–10 Intermediate class. Cyrena will be teaching Possibilities in the changing embrace: Transitions between open and close embrace.

10 – midnight, practica, food, and socializing. No partner necessary.

@ Suzanne Patterson Building @ 45 Stockton St, Princeton. Large and beautiful dance floor, in a night club setting, off-street parking at the entrance and great heating system. $10.

Cyrena Drusine Bio:
A native New Yorker and former ballet dancer began dancing tango in Buenos Aires in 2006 and has lived there for the past 7 years. While there, she performed in some of the most important tango shows in Buenos Aires such as Tango Porteño, La Esquina de Carlos Gardel and El Querandi. She also toured Europe with the internationally renowned tango show, Tango Passion. In 2007 she won the first US Tango Championship in tango salon. Please see her blog for more information:
http://cyrenatango.blogspot.com/


Viva Tango Inc. had a very successful, live Music milonga on November 13th, which which now looks like a rehearsal to our next milonga.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR, OMG December Is Around The Corner.

Viva Tango Holiday Party

Live Tango Music – Thursday December 18th

Fabulous Food and Dancing in Social Milonga Club Setting


Amazing Tango Trio of international musicians – Read their bios below.

Thursday December 18th

from 8 – 11:30 PM. Cost $20, $10 for students.

 $15 for Non-dancers to listen to live music, watch dancing and refreshments

Special Offer: Bring a guest new to Viva Tango and guest is free
Location is
Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.

Details and Directions at www.VivaTango.org

Maurizio Najt
Maurizio Najt
Piano,
is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene, performing with “Amigos del Tango”, and the New York Tango Trio; Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo’s Tony winning production); Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, as well as the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo. He composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed off-Broadway musical, “Don Quixote” which was nominated for an “ACE” award and the original music for “A Tango for Tita”. Mr. Najt is the Ballet Pianist for the Astoria Fine Arts Center and the Frank Sinatra School. He performed in 2013 with the Forever Tango Show on Broadway.

Wendy Zoffer
WendyFlute
Flute, is originally from Montreal, and performs frequently at Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, and clubs, in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Richie Cole, Gerry Hemingway, and Gary Mazzaroppi. She recently performed Tango with Maurizio Najt at Why Not Café on Orchard Street (Manhattan). As the Founder/Director of the respected company, Princeton Music Connection, she books the best live bands, DJs, classical, jazz and tango for weddings, parties, and corporate events in the New York Metropolitan Area and nationally. Her CD, Bird of Beauty, jazz standards, Latin, and swing, and Children’s CD Sing Me a Day are available at The Princeton Record Exchange.

John DeCesare
John_Bass
Bass
, A longtime professional musician, He initially studied with the great bassist/ composer/ arranger, Pablo Aslan. John DeCesare has performed Argentine Tango at many milongas, concerts and cultural events in and around the tristate area. John has performed with many tango contemporaries on the scene now like Hector del Curto, Fernando Otero and Tito Castro. In early January John, along with producer Meg Farrell, began his own milonga in New York City. Longtime New York City musician, John performs a myriad of styles on bass, guitar, keyboard and vocals; he fell in love with Argentine tango when he first saw “Forever Tango” in New York.

Prince Tango Trio – Live Music Milonga – TODAY, Thursday, 11/13, 9 PM

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Today, Thursday November 13, from 9 PM – Midnight.
At Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
No class, just dancing to wonderful music, socializing and food in a night club setting. 
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome. 

Cost is $15, $10 for Non-Tango Dancers and $5 for students.

Viva Tango Inc. welcomes back, by popular demand Prince Tango Trio
(bio below). 3 half hour live music sessions, with DJing by our own Mike Littwin around them:
JML-TangoDJ4a-

Wendy Zoffer            Maurizio Najt           Rodolfo Zanetti       http://www.maurizionajt.com
http://www.princetonmusic.com                          web search of Zanetti

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Maurizio Najt, piano, is a graduate of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires. He played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene, performing with “Amigos del Tango”, and the New York Tango Trio; Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo’s Tony winning production); Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, as well as the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo. He composed the soundtrack for the acclaimed off-Broadway musical, “Don Quixote” which was nominated for an “ACE” award and the original music for “A Tango for Tita”. Mr. Najt is the Ballet Pianist for the Astoria Fine Arts Center and the Frank Sinatra School. He performed in 2013 with the Forever Tango Show on Broadway.

Rodolfo Zanetti, bandoneon, is from Mendoza, Argentina and studied bandoneón with Jorge Puebla and Alberto Hilario Iribarne, and piano with Monica Rizzo and Roberto Urbay at the National University of Cuyo in Mendoza. With the support of the Astor Piazzolla Foundation in 2002, he was named the Musical Director of Piazzolla’s “operita” Maria de Buenos Aires, which was performed in Mendoza. While still a teenager, he joined the Orquesta Tipica Mancifesta and later, played with Tango & Punto, an ensemble from Mendoza. In 2004, he joined the Bandó quintet and then toured the U.S. performing in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. Rodolfo recently performed at the Kennedy Center and in 2013, with PASO and Maria Volonte at the Embassy of Argentina for the Organization of American States celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Recovery of Democracy in the Republic of Argentina.

Wendy Zoffer, flute, is originally from Montreal, and performs frequently at Grounds for Sculpture, Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, and clubs, in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Richie Cole, Gerry Hemingway, and Gary Mazzaroppi. She recently performed Tango with Maurizio Najt at Why Not Café on Orchard Street (Manhattan). As the Founder/Director of the respected company, Princeton Music Connection, she books the best live bands, DJs, classical, jazz and tango for weddings, parties, and corporate events in the New York Metropolitan Area and nationally. Her CD, Bird of Beauty, jazz standards, Latin, and swing, and Children’s CD Sing Me a Day are available at The Princeton Record Exchange.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR, OMG December Is Around The Corner.

Viva Tango Holiday Party

Live Tango Music – Thursday December 18th

Fabulous Food and Dancing in Social Milonga Club Setting


Amazing Tango Trio of international musicians – Read their bios below.

Thursday December 18th from 8 – 11:30 PM. Cost $15 and $5 for students. 

$10 for Non-dancers to listen to live music, watch dancing and refreshments

Special Offer: Bring a guest new to Viva Tango and guest is free
Location is
Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Large and beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary – non dancers are welcome.

Details and Directions at www.VivaTango.org

Maurizio Najt, see above

Wendy Zoffer, see above

John_Bass

John DeCesare, Bass, A longtime professional musician, He initially studied with the great bassist/ composer/ arranger, Pablo Aslan. John DeCesare has performed Argentine Tango at many milongas, concerts and cultural events in and around the tristate area. John has performed with many tango contemporaries on the scene now like Hector del Curto, Fernando Otero and Tito Castro. In early January John, along with producer Meg Farrell, began his own milonga in New York City. Longtime New York City musician, John performs a myriad of styles on bass, guitar, keyboard and vocals; he fell in love with Argentine tango when he first saw “Forever Tango” in New York. 

Pablo Y Iwona Teaching; Kerry Kay DJing, Today, 11/6, 9 PM

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Iwona & Pablo at Philly Festival

9:00 PM - Intermediate Class – Improving the flow of the dance (Part 1).
10:00 – Midnight – Practica; w/Kerry Kay DJing, real food and Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

@ Suzanne Patterson Building, 45 Stockton St, Princeton. Large beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance. Partner is not necessary.
Cost $10

Heads Up For Thur. 11/13:
Live Music Milongas 11/13 and 12/18 with Prince Tango Trio.
Cost $15.

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    Wendy Zoffer            Maurizio Najt          Rodolfo Zanetti

Today, 10/30 – Halloween Partyca With Vittoria Y Guillermo

A party/practica would be a suitable way to say good-bye to old friends. Even though we’ll see them, some months later, we are missing them already.
Come, say goodbye to Vittoria & Guillermo
before their move to Buenos Aires.

9-10 PM Vittoria & Guillermo, intermediate class: Continue with  “tango, puro tango, from the old milongueros”, a figure from carlos and rosa perez.

10 – Midnight – Practica, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton. Fabulous dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance. Partner is not necessary.
Cost $10, Student 5.

Heads Up: Mark your calendar and do not miss:
Live Music Milongas 11/13 and 12/18 with Prince Tango Trio, with Wendy Zoffer, Maurizio Najt and the Bandoneonist Rodolfo Zanetti.
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Special Free Tango Movie screening:
“Let’s Tango & Footnotes”
Free Screening & Special Dance Appearance
Wednesday November 5th at 7.30pm
Princeton Garden Theatre
160 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

V&G Return Today Thur. 10/23 + A Rare Visiting DJ – Carrie Fertig

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Carrie Fertig is coming all the way from Scotland to DJ, just for our loyal Viva Tango inc. patrons. You may remember Carrie from last year Halloween party, with her intriguing raven hat and beautiful Tango music.

Come to say goodbye to 
Vittoria & Guillermo 
who are going to Buenos Aires Soon.

9-10 Vittoria & Guillermo, intermediate class:  “tango, puro tango, from the old milongueros”, a figure from carlos and rosa perez.

10 – Midnight – Practica w/Carrie DJing, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton. Fabulous dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance. Partner is not necessary.
Cost $10, Student 5.

Special Free Tango Movie screening:
“Let’s Tango & Footnotes”
Free Screening & Special Dance Appearance
Wednesday November 5th at 7.30pm
Princeton Garden Theatre
160 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542

Anton & Jody Perform Their Award Winning Wedding Dance – Today, 10/16

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Anton and Jody Lesson

10:30 PM. After two months of racking up awards on the competition circuit, Jody & Antón will present their award-winning wedding dance just for the Viva Tango audience. Don’t miss this rare event!

9-10 Intermediate class – What’s the difference between an entrada, a sacada, a displacement and a toque? Antón & Jody, will continue to teach displacements.

10 – Modnight – Practica, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton. Fabulous dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance. Partner is not necessary.
Cost $10, Student 5.

Vittoria and Guillermo Thursday September 18th with Two Lessons, Fabulous Food, and All Your Friends!

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This Thursday September 18th Vittoria and Guillermo return from their travels to Buenos Aires, Turkey and Israel with two new lessons!

8:00 PM – All level class (beginners are welcome): “Tango Foundations”
8:45 Intermediate class:”Giro Milonguero”
9:45 – 11:45 – Practica, Food, Socializing in cozy club atmosphere.

Location is Suzanne Patterson Building at 45 Stockton St, Princeton.
Beautiful dance floor with off-street parking at the entrance.
Partner is not necessary.
Cost $15

Beginners: The Princeton Tango Club will start the semester long beginner series Monday September 15 with Robin Thomas as the instructor. Details at http://www.princeton.edu/~tango/

Remembering Octavio Brunetti

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Octavio Brunetti died in New York City on August 29. VivaTango mourns the passing of this great talent and reverently remembers the life he brought to previous VivaTango Milongas. Thanks to you who contributed to support him at our recent milonga; VivaTango sent $200 to his family.
Brunetti was best known for his album “TeAmo Tango,” which won the Grammy Award for best tango album in 2007. From early childhood, Brunetti was trained in classical piano, and before he even finished his studies at the National School of Music he was already playing in concerts discovering his passion for the music from his country. In 2002, he was named conductor at the Provincial Orchestra of Popular Music in Cordoba. After an extensive European Tour he visited the US, and in his first participation of the International Tango Competition in New York he took first price in both categories: Best Solo Pianist and Best Duo. His recordings include “Saludos” with Domingo Federico, “Tierra y Asfalto” with his own Duo, “Inquietudes” with Omar Torres Quintet, and most recently he has recorded with world famous cellist, Yo-Yo Ma.

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