New Composition "12 Horas"

Pablo Ziegler received commission by Yokoham Noh Theater / Yokohama Arts Foundation and composed a new piece for Shakuhachi (japanese vertical bamboo flute), Koto (japanese harp), Piano, Bandoneon, String Ensemble, Percussion and Drum. The world premier was taken place at Yokohama Minto Mirai Hall on February 27th and 28th, 2016.


This piece illustrates a cross-over of Argentine Nuevo Tango and Japanese Traditional Music. Ziegler performed for the first time with Dozan Fujiwara, the world reknown shakuhachi player and Utanoichi Okuda (koto) along with his Japanese musicians Satoshi Kitamura (bandoneon), Toru Nishijima (double bass), Quartet Excelcior, Tomohiro Yahiro (perc) and Ro Kyonjun (perc). 

World premier concert "12 Horas": Short Version

Orchestra & Chamber Ensemble

Nuevo Tangos

Libertango - Astor Piazzolla

Bajo Cero - Pablo Ziegler

Tangata - Astor Piazzolla

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Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

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Metropole Orkest w/Pablo Ziegler Quartet

Album "Amsterdam Meets New Tango"

Muziekgebouw, Netherland

Amsterdam Meets New Tango is a concert recording, but it feels more ambitious and purposeful than that. Not only do the soloists have plenty of room to tell their stories (check out the dialogue between Sinesi and Castro on “Blues Porteño”), Ziegler’s compositions are cinematic, conjuring pictures of the countryside (“Milonga”), a city’s dynamism (the itchy Buenos Aires tracks), an urban stroll at dusk (the sparkling “Places”) and romance (Ziegler and Sinesi’s “conversation,” set against the Orkest’s swooning strings on “Pájaro Ángel” is creamy, almost classical).

- Carlo Wolff

Tango Meets Jazz

produced by Ettore Strata & Pat Phillips

Guest: Nestor Torres

Chin Chin - Astor Piazzolla

Fujitsu Jazz Festival

Guest: Stefon Harris

Once Again... Milonga - Pablo Ziegler

Jazz Standard, New York

Guest: Regina Carter

Libertango - Astor Piazzolla

Jazz Standard, New York

Pablo Ziegler Quintet

Pablo Ziegler (pf, comp, arrg), Hector Del Curto (bn), Claudio Ragazzi (gt), Pedro Giraudo (cb), Franco Pinna (prc)

It is called Nuevo Tango for its blending of jazz and the more traditional tango. But in the hands of Pablo Ziegler, it is, above all labels, transcendent music.

- Montecristo Magazine

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

Maestro Ettore Stratta brought Ziegler to NY to record with the renowned Emmanuel Ax for Sony Music. That was the beginning of a beautiful career in the states for Ziegler who went on to be featured at Carnegie Hall in “Tango Magic” and “Tango, Passion, and Swing” for the JVC with top artists Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Lovano, and Gary Burton (produced by Stratta Philips Productions) as well as Paquito’s recent Piazzolla Tribute at Lincoln Center and much more.


“Tango Meets Jazz” at the Jazz Standard ran for over 10 years where Ziegler’s quartet was featured with guest jazz greats Branford Marsalis, Regina Carter, David Sanchez, Miguel Zenon, Dave Samuels, Nestor Torres, Randy Brecker, Kenny Garrett to name a few. Considering his roots as a young man were in jazz, this was a perfect fit. From 2012, the program was taken placed at Birdland.


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