James Crabb

TANGO JAM 2

is performing with a superb line-up that includes violinist ANDREW HAVERON, guitarist ALEKSANDR TSIBOULSKI, pianist STEFAN CASSOMENOS, PHIL STACK on Double Bass and JAMES CRABB on classical accordion.

ANDREW HAVERON is one of todays most celebrated violinists. Leader of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, he is in great demand as an international soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. Also performing as part of TANGO JAM 2 is STEFAN CASSOMENOS, a new generation concert pianist, composer and vibrant collaborator in many different musical styles, as well as double bassist PHIL STACK, a standout musician in the jazz/rock worlds both in Australia and abroad. Another internationally acclaimed performer joining the quintet is the Adelaide based multi-award winning guitarist ALEKSANDR TSIBOULSKI. Bringing those outstanding musicians together at Four Winds is exactly that fusion of classical and jazz music elements which Piazzolla so masterfully blended together to create the dramatic and sensual Tango Nuevo. We perform together as TANGO JAM 2 on Easter Saturday evening in the Windsong Pavilion and then we will be accompanying Jose Carbo on Sunday afternoon in the Sound Shell.

Tango Jam 12 years ago; James Crabb on Classical Accordion, Richard Tognetti on Violin, Ben Martin on Piano and Max Bibeau – Bass performed the Quintets by Astor Piazzolla

Rasa Duende

RASA DUENDE

a collaboration between internationally acclaimed musicians BOBBY SINGH (tabla), ADRIAN MCNEIL (sarod) and DAMIAN WRIGHT (flamenco guitar). Together they explore the rich creative potential of the melodic, rhythmic and aesthetic meeting points between Hindustani and Flamenco music.

José Carbó

JOSE CARBO

Australia’s premier baritone José Carbó, born in Argentina of Spanish and Italian descent, moved with his family to Australia at an early age. He was the winner of the prestigious Australian Singing Competition Opera Award in 2005. José will be presenting material from his highly passionate album of Latin-American repertoire My Latin Heart on Sunday 16 April at the Sound Shell.

Bandaluzia

BANDALUZIA

is an acclaimed modern flamenco music and dance ensemble known for explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity. They are led by Australian guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT, and feature percussionist BEN HAUPTMANN, guitarist JAMES HAUPTMANN and one of Australia’s most outstanding exponents of flamenco dancing, JESSICA STATHAM.

DJ Mario Gordon

DJ MARIO GORDON

is a DJ, percussionist and graphic artist. Mario’s passion for music began in the streets of Panama City and through decades of study, international work and risk taking behind the mixers. One half of the celebrated duo Madrid & Gordon, responsible for explosive parties at Canberra’s Old Parliament House and chic venues throughout the National Capital, Mario has devised a set that is sexy, percussive and very groovy. This seductive cocktail of Latin Funk, Retro Cumbia, New Flamenco, Electronic Tango, and Samba is a luscious musical combination that becomes irresistible for even those who never set foot on the dance floor.

DJ Dwight “CHOCOLATE” Escobar

DJ Dwight “CHOCOLATE” Escobar

comes from the land of world class oil, cocoa beans, beauty queens and political madness, Venezuela. A pioneer in the introduction of Salsa to Sydney, Chocolate is enormously popular at music festivals and DJs round ups around Australia and across the globe. He is a true connoisseur of Latin rhythms mixing Cuban Timba and the most exquisite Salsa with tunes that create an atmosphere where everyone can join in and enjoy his get up and dance style. Expect the unexpected, you will be totally immersed in the Latin Thing with Chocolate.