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Gustavo Casenave

Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Gustavo Casenave, pianist, composer , producer, and former Director of the Jazz Department at the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in New York City, is considered by the Uruguayan press as “ one of the best pianist our country has” (Diario El Pais – Uruguay). An active performer in the jazz world and the contemporary classical scene, as well as being the one of the most on demand Tango composer, pianist and educator, in the US. He moved to New York City in 1997, after graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music where he was selected among the ten best composers coming out from Berklee in 30 years (1966-1996).

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one of the best pianists our country has... Diario El Pais (URUGUAY)

brilliant, virtuoso... Diario La Nacion (ARGENTINA)

Gustavo Casenave plays with distinct straightahead jazz feeling at times and at other times he melds into the elaborate voicings of the tango.. Jazz Times (USA)

Casenave sounds mostly splendid... The Village Voice (NEW YORK)

he is a very talented musician with a very interesting, personal and original jazz style... (Gary Burton)

a true original artist... (Bette Midler)

marvelous musical skills (Robert Duvall)

excellent pianist - Xaver Magazine (GERMANY)

virtuouso, and exciting - CONCERTO MAGAZINE (AUSTRIA)

incredible technique - KARNTEN KLEINE ZEITUNG (AUSTRIA)

Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Astoria, NY

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background

2003 until present: Tango Musicality Master Classes at Dance Manhattan (New York) 2003 - Tango Master Classes at New York University Bette Midler's private instructor for two years (2000- 2002) Sept 1997 until present: Harbor Conservatory for The Performing Arts (USA) Latin Jazz, Jazz, composition and Latin Styles piano instructor, Ensemble Director) 1998 until 2002 : Track Studio (Montevideo Uruguay) Latin Jazz and Tango workshops held every year 1999: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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