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Grand Tango was created with the goal of bringing audiences new piano and cello performances featuring original arrangements of the music of Astor Piazzolla.
For 36 years, Carl Algermissen and Ethan Lazarus have been performing together, bringing their unique sound to audiences, and introducing the music of Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla to two instruments he rarely composed for: piano and cello.
Piazzolla’s musical style, a ‘fusion’ of the tango tradition with classical and jazz elements, inspired Mr. Algermissen and Mr. Lazarus to take this phenomenal music and make it their own. The result of these effort led to their debut professional recording, Evenings with Astor, a compilation of 12 original arrangements, and their latest CD, Street Tango, released in 2018.
Enjoy your visit to GrandTango.com, and learn to love the music of Astor Piazzolla.