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If you did not see our musicians’ performances at the Lincoln Center or the Kennedy Center then join us tonight to see these talented musicians. Come to listen and dance to their music. This is VivaTango’s Party to celebrate the end of summer and David’s return from his sailing adventure across the Atlantic and through the Mediterranean. Mercedes has fabulous food prepared, and Joanne has baked two cakes. Come socialize with all of your tango friends. Dress to impress!
Thursday August 21st from 8 – 11:30 PM. Cost is just $15.
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.
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.
Cheese and Crackers
Curry “mousse” Dip
Goat cheese “mousse” Dip
Wild rice salad
Guasacaca (Venezuelan bruschetta)
And surprise food offering brought by guests.