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Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: May 5, 1962

Argentine-born bassist and composer Pablo Aslan is a leading figure in the tango revival. In addition to directing Avantango, he is a founder and co-director (with Latin Grammy nominee Raul Jaurena) of New York-Buenos Aires Connection and the acclaimed NewYork Tango Trio.

He is a member of the Pablo Ziegler’s Quintet for New Tango, and has toured US and Japan with Yo-Yo Ma.

Pablo has performed and recorded with Grammy Award Winner Shakira, Grammy winner and Academy Award nominee Jorge Calandrelli, Latin Grammy nominee pianist Adrian Iaies, Latin Grammy winner Carlos Franzetti, Lalo Shiffrin, Joe Lovano, Gary Burton, Paquito D’Rivera, as well as the New World Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness, among many others.

“We’re in a golden age of jazz-tango fusion, and bassist Pablo Aslan is one of the main reasons. (…) His pulsing lines are the heartbeat of a new music.” JAZZIZ

“There’s been a raft of tango albums from classical performers trying to give a different spin on Argentina’s musical gift to the world. But no really successful jazz spin on the tango until now. Aslan, a native of Buenos Aires, (…) has created a thoroughly-realized amalgam of both musical forms. A fascinating project and totally successful musically!” AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

“Led by double bassist Pablo Aslan, the ensemble brings us the best of both worlds as they rely on beautiful melodies to create a mood before launching into powerful improvisation...

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Primary InstrumentBass

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundQueens College - Aaron Copland School of Music Bass Tango - technique, arranging, ensemble (all instruments)

Music

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    Pablo Aslan Quintet: Piazzolla in Brooklyn

    Soundbrush Records
    2011
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    Tango Grill

    Zoho Music
    2010
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    Buenos Aires Tango Standards

    Zoho Music
    2007
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    Avantango

    Zoho Music
    2004
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