Pablo Ziegler Jazz Tango
GRAMMY AWARD WINNING TRIO
"Pablo Ziegler doesn't merely carry the torch passed to him by Astor Piazzolla; he adds his own breadth of flame to it as well."
- All About Jazz
Pablo Ziegler's New Orchestration
PIAZZOLLA & ZIEGLER
Ziegler's orchestration has been commissioned by major orchestras including Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Metlife, Yokohama Noh Theatre among others
“There's no question that Ziegler takes the tango to levels of sophistication and refinement probably undreamed of by Piazzolla."
- Chicago Tribune
"He is cool, understated and makes
everything look easy and natural...
Just as a really suave tango dancer seems not to move with feet but on wheels, Ziegler skates the keyboard."
- The Los Angeles Times
"When Piazzolla departed this Earth in 1992,
the torch was passed to
his longtime pianist who's been carrying it proudly ever since."
- All About Jazz
"Ziegler... plays straight from the beating,
bleeding heart of nuevo tango,
with its Argentinian mix of swagger and sweetness"
- The Guardian
"Far beyond the confines of Tango, or Latin Jazz, or Bossa Nova, or world music, or classical…. [Ziegler] brought something from each to a stew that somehow simultaneously edified and electrified."
- U-T San Diego
"His group maintains the essence of the new tango which translates structural experiments into mood swings: astringent to sultry, gruff to tender, agitated to buoyant."
- The New York Times
Artistic Director of Award Winning Albums
Pablo Ziegler is a multiple-Award Winning pianist/composer/arranger and he is a highly acclaimed artistic director for the album production. His productions has led albums of world class artists and orchestras to the wins and nominations to Echo Klassik Awards, GRAMMY Award and LATIN-GRAMMY Awards.
As an Artistic Director, Ziegler takes a very authentic and profound approach by selecting repertoires, composing, arranging, coaching during the rehearsals, and performing as a pianist. He also gets involved in editing, mixing, and mastering process.
For decades, Buenos Aires-born, GRAMMY-winning pianist, composer and arranger Pablo Ziegler has been one of the most important figures in Argentine New Tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of traditional tango, American jazz, and European art music. After performing in tango grand-maestro Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet for over a decade, and appearing on iconic Piazzolla recordings including Tango: Zero Hour, La Camorra and Central Park Concert, Ziegler has led his own groups for over 25 years, refining and reimagining the bounds of the modern tango tradition.
(Ziegler's quartet) proved that this Argentinian music could rub shoulder with
Schubert and Brahms and hold its head high - San Diego Story
Recent seasons have seen Ziegler performing at major venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Muziekgebouw, Verbier Festival, Ravinia Festival SFJAZZ, Montreal Jazz Festival, the Ottawa International Jazz Fest, Tokyo Jazz Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Laguna Beach Music Festival, Blue Note, Birdland and many others. Ziegler also gives Masterclasses at music academy such as Berklee School of Music, New England Conservatory, Eastman School of Music.
Like an imagined collaboration Ziegler, Piazzolla, Igor Stravinsky, Bernard Herrmann,
and Leonard Bernstein... [Ziegler] brings a sense of passion and surprise to every one of
his solos. - All About Jazz
Ziegler’s most recent release, 2017's Jazz Tango won the 60th GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album with his trio, Hector Del Curto and Claudio Ragazzi. 2013's the LATIN GRAMMY-nominated Amsterdam Meets New Tango, sees his quartet paired with the Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest, playing his most famous compositions re-arranged for jazz orchestra. 2016 and 2013 also saw the release of Ziegler's protege and saxophonist Julio Botti's both LATIN GRAMMY-nominated Sax to Tango and Tango Nostalgias with Ziegler, Piazzolla and Cobian's composition. In 2011, Ziegler’s work as music director, arranger and pianist for bass-baritone opera star Erwin Schrott earned an Echo Klassik Award for the album Rojotango. Ziegler’s 2005 release, Bajo Cero, won the LATIN Grammy for Best Tango Album, and in 2008, his album Buenos Aires Report was nominated for the same honor. Ziegler releases his first Solo Piano album by Steinway and Sons in 2018.
Sensual rhythms and dark mysterious lyrical intensities... Ziegler and his prowess behind the
piano are equally matched with his compositional excellence and gift for transforming the
expected rhythmic pulse into an abstraction that creates an intriguing dynamic tension... An
inspiring release proving that the brilliance of New Tango did not die with Astor Piazzolla but
instead has been reinvented under the skillful hands of the great Pablo Ziegler. - Critical Jazz
Pablo Ziegler is a Steinway Artist and Honorary Citizen of New Orleans.
PABLO ZIEGLER meets BERKLEE
Pablo Ziegler has been coaching "How to play Nuevo Tango" to numerous professional musicians throughout his career. As part of his educational activities, he has been invited to music schools including Yale University, Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, Tokyo School of Music, Berklee School of Music.
The participants are qualified musicians of any instrumentations who pass the audition and receive a direct coaching of Ziegler first hand. It is considered as one of the only opportunity to learn the style of Nuevo Tango that was established by Astor Piazzolla Quintet that Ziegler participated over a decade.