"The tango musician Astor Piazzolla always dreamed about and never got to know."
- Osvaldo Golijov
"Monk founded a new path in tango"
- Clarín newspaper Bs. As.
Bernardo Monk Tango Quartet
Featuring: Bernardo Monk - saxophone and vocals
Octavio Brunetti - piano
Andre Eng - violin
Fernando Huergo - bass
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 third CD "Cambio de frente" released in June, 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.
In 2008 he collaborated with Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov in the recording
of the soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's film Tetro. Monk is also the author of
the book "The saxophone in tango", the first method in its kind, dedicated to the
inclusion of the saxophone in Argentine tango music.