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2010-07-16

7:30PM

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Bernardo Monk Tango Quartet

Featuring: Bernardo Monk - saxophones - vocals
Octavio Brunetti - piano
Andre Eng - violin
Ken Filiano - bass

Following a nearly two years absence, Bernardo Monk visits Boston, joined by some of the best tango musicians in the U.S. In his return engagement at the Regattabar Monk will present music from his soon-to-be-released third CD, as well as material from his previous two albums: Ponele la firma (2006) and Estación Buenos Aires (2004).

A true and active exponent of the contemporary tango stream in Buenos Aires, Bernardo performed and recorded with celebrated tango stars such as bandonoenists Néstor Marconi and Daniel Binelli as well as singer Horacio Molina.

A Berklee graduate in 2003, Monk lived in Boston for eight years.
During his time in the U.S. he performed, toured and/or recorded with such excellent groups as bassist Oscar Stagnaro's Peru Mestizo, The Tito Puente, Jr. Orchestra, Sol y Canto and Puerto Rican percussionist Equie Castrillo's Latin Big Band.

Monk's Tango group performed all over the Northeastern coast of the U.S. in prestigious venues such as Blue Note (NY), Philadelphia Museum of Art, The water fire (Rhode Island), Buffalo Philharmonic (NY) Somerville Theater (Boston), Regattabar (Boston), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston).

In 2004, Bernardo and pianist Octavio Brunetti won First Prize in the Best Tango Duo category at the New York City International Tango Competition for professional instrumentalists.

In 2008 he collaborated with Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov in the recording of the soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's film Tetro.