David Hodges – bandoneón

David Hodges has played bandoneón on the New York City tango scene since relocating there in 2001. A performer, arranger, and composer, he has played with groups including Los Chantas, Héctor Del Curto’s Eternal Tango Orchestra, the Astoria Tango Orchestra (dir. Daniel Binelli), Abbadón, Orq. Típica Messiez, Dock Sud, Tangata, Los Changos Septet, Los Acustilocos, and others. Notable venues include Lincoln Center’s “Midsummernight’s Swing,” NYU’s Skirball Theater, 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. Theatrical credits include performing in Lincoln Center Theater’s Gardens of Anuncia, and in Wings Theatre’s Tango Masculino. 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.” He recorded live in Seoul, Korea with Cantonese singer Hacken Lee on the CD/DVD Concert Hall II and performed concerts with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Taiwanese vocalist Jeff Chang at the Hong Kong Coliseum, where he debuted his original composition, “Hong Kong Porteño.”