Seth Asarnow y su Sexteto Tipico
Seth Asarnow learned his first
tango (A media luz) at age four. Soon after that time, he began
piano lessons and established a firm musical foundation. He went
on to teach himself other instruments as well, becoming a multi-instrumentalist
of the highest caliber. Seth has performed as acoustic bassist
behind such well-known jazz artists as pianist Dick Hindman and
alto saxophonist Richie Cole. He has toured Japan with his own
piano trio and recently co-composed and performed the film score
for the movie "Bartleby" (©2002
Outrider Pictures) which features him playing the theremin.
in 1987 after seeing the show "Tango Argentino" that
he fell in love with the bandoneon. He was determined to find one
and learn a few tangos on it. During the last few years he has
steeped himself in the tango tradition by extensive listening,
study and practice. His repertoire now consists of hundreds of
tangos. His influences include Troilo, Federico and of course,
Piazzolla, whom he met in 1989. He is entirely self-taught on bandoneon.
music critic from a Spanish newspaper wrote an article calling
him "Pianista Notable" after hearing him play the piano
in a tango club. Since that time he has been affectionately called
by his friends and admirers.
While pursuing his duo with various
Bay Area guitarists, Seth also varies the instrumentation of
his group NotableTango to include piano, bass, and violin, as
well as working with dancers. He also continues to be a regular
featured musician at the annual Nora's Tango Week, as well as
a Bay Area bandoneon teacher and pianist.