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Today, Thursday, Nov 21, Viva Tango Inc. has its 3rd beginners class.
7-8:15 PM Beginner Workshop #3, $12. Intermediate class 8:30 – 9:30, then practica, food and socializing until 11:30, $12 (Only $8 for those who paid for the Beginner Workshop).
* Live music milonga, – This Sunday, Nov 24, 2-5 PM, $15 *
*********at Suzanne Paterson Center ****************
We will celebrate with the beginners the end of their class, to the tune of Prince Tango Trio:
Maurizio Najt, piano
Graduated from the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires, Mr. Najt 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” with whom he performed at Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires in 2002 for the Festival de Música Internacional. In 2006, he played keyboards for the Forever Tango Orchestra (Luis Bravo’s Tony winning production) under the direction of legendary bandoneonist Víctor Lavallén; touring the US, Mexico, Japan and China. Maurizio has performed at numerous venues including Lincoln Center Plaza, Alice Tully Hall, Winter Garden, El Museo del Barrio in NYC, and the Argentine Embassy in DC and Tokyo. From 2004 to 2008, he toured Japan, Korea and Hawaii with Japanese tango diva Anna Saeki. He composed the soundtrack for various independent film productions and documentaries, and for the acclaimed off-Broadway musical theater “Don Quixote” which was nominated for an “ACE” award as well as composed and recorded the original music for “A Tango for Tita” a children’s tango musical. dMr. Najt is the Ballet Pianist for the Astoria Fine Arts Center and the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts. Recently, during the summer of 2013, he performed with the Forever Tango Show at the Kerr Theatre on Broadway.
WENDY ZOFFER, FLUTE
Originally from Montreal, Wendy is a versatile flautist and vocalist. She is often featured at Grounds for Sculpture and Princeton University Events, The Governor’s Mansion, and numerous hotels, clubs, and venues in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia metropolitan areas. Ms. Zoffer is also lucky to have worked with notable jazz musicians such as Richie Cole, Glen McClelland (Ween/Blood, Sweat & Tears), Gerry Hemingway, Gary Oleyar (Loggins & Messina) and Gary Mazzaroppi. She is featured as a vocalist and flautist with Z Jazz Group which is available for bookings everywhere. Her CD, Bird of Beauty, includes jazz standards, blues, sambas, and swing. Wendy’s Children’s CD Sing Me a Day, includes her singing 12 of her original folk songs for young children. Both CDs are for sale at the Princeton Record Exchange and online at Amazon and CDbaby.com. As the Founder/Director of the respected company, Princeton Music Connection, Wendy books the best live bands, DJs, classical, and jazz, for weddings, parties, and corporate events in the New York Metropolitan Area and nationally. Ms. Zoffer is honored and excited about playing with Prince Tango since dancing Tango is one of her favorite passions.
PABLO ANDRADE, VOCALS/GUITAR
Was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has been living in Princeton for 10 years. He began playing the piano at age thirteen in Argentina, but only got interested in tango after moving to Princeton. Mr. Andrade formed a tango band with his brother Martin named Payo Kundsen y sus Malevos, which dissolved with Martin’s move to Switzerland in 2010. Since then, Pablo has played tango and other Latin American styles as a solo act at milongas, cultural events, and cafes. This is Pablo’s third time performing at Viva Tango, where he has always been given a warm welcome. Pablo is also the host of WPRB’s The Death of Tango, which airs Wednesdays 11 AM-1 PM.