The world-famous Evita actress and top-class jazz sextet from Argentina!
Broadway star Elena Roger first met the Escalandrum Sextet in the legendary BIRDLAND jazz club in New York in 2012. Roger was electrified from the start by their act, and offered them a chance to work with her. It was the love of experimenting with sound and vocals that brought Escalandrum and the exceptional singer together. And that was the birth of “3001 Proyecto Piazzolla – Elena Roger & Escalandrum”.
They took their time compiling a carefully chosen repertoire, arranging it and allowing it to develop. The lyrics were reminiscent of Horazio Ferrer and the compositions of Astor Piazzolla, founder of Tango Nuevo. In 2016 they recorded their debut album, “3001” which they released in the autumn of 2017. In 2016 they presented their album live on many great stages of the world. The ensemble was widely celebrated. The experts and audiences fell over themselves with praise!
In 3001 Proyecto Piazzolla you can feel the musical heritage of the great Astor Piazzolla, the grandfather of Pipi Piazzolla, percussionist and arranger, who is the founder of the ensemble. Paired with the great voice of world star Elena Roger, this is a unique fusion unequalled anywhere else in the world.
Elena Roger (profile)
Elena Roger is an internationally renowned musical star: she is a singer and actor from Buenos Aires in Argentina. She has already enjoyed many successes: amongst other things, she won the Laurence Olivier Award in 2009 for the role of Édith Piaf in the musical Piaf, and won press accolades for her starring roles on Broadway in world-famous musicals including Evita and Passion. She was nominated for the Olivier Awards for her musical roles, and won the 2011 Konex Award for best female vocalist. Her albums are also successful: three albums of her own and appearances alongside stars such as Serrat and Ricky Martin, to mention but some.
The Escalandrum Sextet is a regular feature on the great international jazz scene: in 2005 the instrumental formation won the Konex Platinum Award. This was followed in 2015 by the Golden Gardel Award for their artistic achievement. They have currently released eight studio albums. The Escalandrum Sextet is always in demand at the great international jazz festivals; they have toured more than 40 different countries. Their outstanding skill is admired by the greats of the music scene like Dave Holland, Paquito D’Rivera, Ute Lemper or Buika and Julieta Venegas, who have all shared the stage with them.