• David Hodges: bandoneón
  • Emilio Teubal: piano
  • Sergio Reyes: violin
  • Pedro Giraudo: bass

Argentine pianist EMILIO TEUBAL has lived in New York since 1999. He has studied jazz performance, composition, and arranging at the City College of New York. He has played with renowned artists John Benitez, Bob Mover, Daniel Binelli, Héctor del Curto, Yosvany Terry, Lucia Pulido, and Raul Jaurena, just to name a few. He performed in the LA tango show Al Corazon del Tango with the Lisandro Adrover quintet featuring violinist Miguel Bertero. He was awarded the prestigious Van Lier Fellowship in 2007 from Meet the Composers. He has also been a member of many NYC based groups including the Marta Gomez Quintet, Sebastian Cruz’s Coba, and Los Chantas Tango group. He composes, arranges, and plays piano in his own Argentine Jazz group, La Balteuband, with whom he performs regularly in the New York area.

DAVID HODGES has played bandoneón on the New York tango scene since moving to the city in 2001. A performer, arranger, and composer, he has taken the stage with many groups including Los Chantas Tango Quartet, Héctor Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Orchestra, the Astoria Tango Orchestra (dir. Daniel Binelli), Abaddon, Dock Sud, Tangata, Los Changos Septet, Los Acustilocos, and many others. He has performed in clubs, ballrooms, festivals, theaters, and an assortment of unclassifiable joints over the years. Notable venues include NYU’s Skirball Theater, Lincoln Center’s “Midsummernight’s Swing,” Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Joe’s Pub, The Jazz Standard, BB King’s, and The Jazz Gallery. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, and the “Guitars Under the Stars” Festival Orchestra of Hartford, CT. He can be heard on many recordings including the soundtrack to the film “American Carny” and the tango-electronica track “Ta Tuado” (“Beginner’s Guide to Tango Lounge,” Nascente, 2007). He recorded live in Seoul, Korea with Cantonese singer Hacken Lee on the CD/DVD “Concert Hall II” (Universal Music, 2006) and performed concerts with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Taiwanese vocalist Jeff Chang at the Hong Kong Coliseum (EastAsia DVD, 2006), where he debuted his original composition, “Hong Kong Porteño.”

SERGIO R. REYES is a native of Guatemala City. He came to New York City in 1993, after graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Here, he studied violin and composition at the Manhattan School of Music and at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. He works as a performer and music consultant for Horizon Concerts, a non-profit foundation that sponsors free classical music concerts throughout the metropolitan area. He has performed in Forever Tango on Broadway and Tango: Historias Breves at NYU, as well as with the Eternal Tango Orchestra, X-Tango, and other groups. He has shared the stage with world famous mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade and renowned bandoneonists Héctor del Curto and Tito Castro, among others.

Originally from Córdoba Argentina, PEDRO GIRAUDO moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger, performing in a wide variety of musical projects including his own award-winning Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra as well as many other prominent ensembles across the musical spectrum. Pedro Giraudo has collaborated with Pablo Ziegler, Paquito D’Rivera, Ruben Blades, and Dizzy Gillespie’s protégé William Cepeda, as well as with ‘Tango meets Jazz’ guests Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garret, Regina Carter, Nestor Torres, Miguel Zenon, and others. He has also perfomed with New York’s most prominent tango ensembles including Hector Del Curto’s Eternal Tango, Fernando Otero’s X-Tango, and Daniel Binelli’s Tango Metropolis. He has participated in numerous jazz and music festivals throughout the North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia, and performed in venues such as The Blue Note (Japan & USA), Birdland (Austria), London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Jazz Festival Royale in Thailand, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Iridium, Jazz Standard, Blue Note, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (NYC). He can be heard on dozens of recordings on labels including Sony, Nonesuch, Naxos and Harmonia Mundi, and on movie soundtracks including Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street II.’ He is also the principal bassist of the Hudson Symphony Orchestra and the Música de Cámara String Ensemble.