"It is called Nuevo Tango for its blending of jazz and the more traditional tango. But in the hands of Pablo Ziegler, it is, above all labels, transcendent music."
— Montecristo Magazine
"He is cool, understated and makes everything look easy and natural... Just as a really suave tango dancer seems not to move with feet but on wheels, Ziegler skates the keyboard."
— Los Angeles Times
With Tango Meets Jazz, Latin Grammy-winner Pablo Ziegler, the Buenos Aires-born pianist and composer who helped define the modern tango, invites today’s most exciting jazz luminaries to tackle classic tango repertoire and original Ziegler compositions with bold, spontaneous interpretations. As pianist to the late tango grand maestro Ástor Piazzolla for over a decade, Ziegler helped introduce jazz-style improvisation into the tango lexicon. Here, he opens the door to new chapters in the tango-jazz legacy, with previous guests including Regina Carter, Stefon Harris, Branford Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera, Kenny Garrett, Joe Locke, Randy Brecker, David Sanchez and Nestor Torres.
Tango Meets Jazz played a week-long residency at the Jazz Standard in New York City for over ten years. It has toured internationally with engagements at the Chan Centre in Vancouver, the Lied Center in Nebraska, the Norton Center in Kentucky, the University of Colorado in Boulder, the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, the Lapataia Jazz Festival in Uruguay, the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and many more.