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La Balteuband and Interoceanico

LA BALTEUBAND is an instrumental ensemble lead by Emilio Teubal. His compositions are a blend of jazz and elements of Argentine music, such as rhythms like chacarera and zamba along with the lyricism of tango melodies.

La Balteuband's music consists of rhythmically and harmonically rich pre-composed structures and improvised sections that highlight the musicality of each member of the band. This is what makes each performance of the group so fresh and special.

The compositional influences of Emilio Teubal include Astor Piazolla, Hermeto Pascual, Egberto Gismonti, and great masters of the jazz tradition such as Duke Ellington, Gil Evans, and Charles Mingus.

La Balteuband has performed in New York venues such as the Knitting Factory, Cornelia Street Cafe, Nublu, Bowery Poetry Club, Galapagos Arts Space, and was included in the Argentine Jazz series at El Taller Latinoamericano during the summer of 2005. La Balteuband recorded its first album to be released in the Fall of 2006

La Balteuband features:

  • Emilio Teubal - piano
  • Felipe Salles - saxes and flute
  • Kobi Solomon - clarinet and saxes
  • Moto Fukushima - bass
  • Franco Pinna - drums


INTEROCEANICO is a unique blend of musicians from different countries. The group was formed in Boston MA in 2002 by composer and guitarist, Hiroya Tsukamoto from Kyoto, Japan. They have performed many concerts throughout the Boston and New York area including several appearances at The Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA), Ryles Jazz Club (Cambridge, MA) and Satalla (New York, NY). They had successful tours to Japan (November 2004) and Korea/Japan (August 2005). They are a musical ensemble different than most of their contemporaries. Interoceanico's music is a cornucopia of lush harmonies, lyrical melodies, driving rhythms and the first class arrangements that form their original music. Their music is an amalgamation of traditional rhythmic elements from various South American countries with Western harmonies and lyrical melodies, resulting in a unique and original souns. It is best described as "folkloric music with contemporary harmony in a jazz format".

Interoceanico features:

  • Hiroya Tsukamoto - guitar
  • Moto Fukushima - bass
  • Franco Pinna - drums

The exact date of this concert is not known, but it occurred in the marked year around this time.