Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

San Fernando Cathedral

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Artist Bios

After sold-out, standing-ovation performances at the Celebrity Series of Boston and Lincoln Center, composer and bandoneon player par excellence, JP Jofre will make his Musical Bridges Around the World debut on May 21, 2015 with music by Astor Piazzolla, his own acclaimed compositions and a WORLD PREMIER tango-ballet piece with Grammy award nominated The St. Petersburg String Quartet and renown Argentinean dancer Choreographer Claudio Asprea from Buenos Aires.

The Argentine bandoneon artfully played by JP Jofre
-The New York Times

JP Jofre’s compositions are masterly
-Paquito D’ Rivera

JP Jofre is one of the most important Argentinean Bandoneonist and composers

Argentinean bandoneon player-composer JP Jofre has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. A recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina, Mr. Jofre has taken his form of contemporary tango to some of the most important venues in Asia, Europe, America and the Caribbean as soloist and composer. He has collaborated with many famous musicians in a wide range of musical styles, including Paquito D’Rivera, Gloria Estefan, Symphony Silicon Valley, Sacramento Philharmonic, Philippe Quint, Fernando Otero, Westchester Jazz Orchestra, Fred Sturm, Esperanza Spalding Borislav Strulev, and Nina Beilina. He has presented his music and given workshops at Juilliard School of Music, Dartmouth College and Miami Univ. Mr. Jofre has received commissions and been part of many prestigious festivals including the Umbria Jazz Festival, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Seattle Town Hall’s Global Rhythms, Belgorod Music Festival, Sudtirol Jazz Festival, Celebrity Series of Boston, American Virtuosi, and Bachanalia Taiwan. Jofre’s first CD features 11-time Grammy-winner Paquito D’ Rivera, who recorded “Primavera,” an original composition by Mr. Jofre. For the world premiere of his Bandoneon Concerto, the Mercury News wrote: “…he is an electrifying composer-bandoneon player.” In 2012, Jofre was invited by the Free University of Bolzano (Italy) to perform for the homage to Argentinean Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Perez Esquivel. JP Jofre proudly uses the new “AA” bandoneon by BandionFabrik Klingenthal.

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