We are thrilled to announce that J.P. Jofre, one of the world’s leading Bandoneon players and master of Argentinean Tango will be joining us for our “Time for Tango” concert on June 14th at 8 PM at Ravines Winery in Geneva.
A recipient of the National Prize of the Arts Grant in Argentina, since arriving in New York City, J.P. Jofre he has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by the Lincoln Center. Mr. Jofre has taken his form of contemporary tango to some of the most important venues in Asia, Europe, America and the Caribbean as soloist and composer. He has recently collaborated with Paquito D’ Rivera, Gloria Estefan, Symphony Sillicon Valley, Sacramento Philharmonic, Philippe Quint, Fernando Otero, Westchester Jazz Orchestra, Fred Sturm, Esperanza Spalding, Frost Studio Jazz Band, Borislav Strulev, and Nina Beilina among many others. Mr. Jofre has also received commissions and he has been part of many festivals such as the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Seattle Town Hall’s Global Rhythms, Belgorod Music Festival, Sudtirol Jazz Festival, Celebrity Series of Boston, American Virtuosi, Bachanalia Taiwan among others. J.P. Jofre’s first CD features 11-times Grammy Winner Paquito D’ Rivera, who recorded “Primavera”, an original composition of Mr. Jofre. For the World Premier of his Bandoneon Concerto, the Mercury News (R. Scheinin) wrote: “…he is an electrifying composer-bandoneon player..”. On 2012 Mr. Jofre was invited by Free University of Bolzano (Italy) to perform for the homage to Argentinean Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel. Read his full biography and learn about our other musicians here.