Carel Kraayenhof, Juan Pablo Dobal and Jaap Branderhorst
With Piazzolla 100 bandoneonist Carel Kraayenhof, pianist Juan Pablo Dobal, violinist Bert Vos and bassplayer Jaap Branderhorst honour their musical hero, idol and founder of the tango nuevo: Astor Piazzolla. On occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birthday in 2021.
In 1987 Kraayenhof worked for three months with the maestro in his Tango Apasionado. After playing Adiós Nonino at the royal wedding Piazzolla’s son wrote Carel: ‘My father in heaven is proud of you’.
Dobal is from Buenos Aires, city of Piazzolla. He accompanied singer Amelita Baltar in Europe, the first to take up the ballads and songs of Piazzolla and Ferrer.
Branderhorst travelled with Kraayenhof and Dobal across the globe to play with Sexteto Canyengue and the Carel Kraayenhof Ensemble.
Piazzolla 100 mixes instrumental treasures with the poetic lyrics of Jorge Luis Borges and Horacio Ferrer.