Pablo Ortiz: Bandoneón Concerto with J.P. Jofre
Ginastera: Dances from the Ballet Estancia
Native of San Juan, Argentina, JP Jofre is an award-winning bandoneon player and composer, and leader of the Hard Tango Chamber Band. He is a recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina, and has collaborated with many famous musicians in a range of of classical to modern tango styles. Those collaborators have included Paquito D’Rivera, Kathryn Stott, the Symphony Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, San Antonio Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Philippe Quint, Fernando Otero, Fred Sturm and others. Jofre's own music has been recorded by the 16-time Grammy award winner Paquito D’Rivera, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and has been choreographed to by ballet-star Herman Cornejo (Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre). He has performed and given lectures at Google Talks, TEDtalks, The Juilliard School of Music, The New School and others. Jofre has been repeatedly praised by the New York Times and by critics from Argentina to Florida. His most recent compositions can be heard on the album Manifesto, with is Hard Tango Chamber Band.