Jess Jurkovic, piano
Franco Pinna, drums
Pedro Giraudo, bass, arrangements and compositions
Sofia Tosello, vocals
Argentine-born Pedro Giraudo has been hailed as one of the most creative and daring composer/bandleaders on the jazz scene today. Downbeat Magazine has called his music “An opulent listening experience of modern orchestral jazz, brimming with passionate improvisations, contrapuntal melodies, and plush harmonies."
Giraudo’s 17-piece big band, "Expansions," displays the powerful emotional impact of his compositions, which have captivated listeners around the world with their passion and energy. With Argentine underpinnings and a hint of South American grooves, they're subtly suggestive of such composers as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, masterfully weaving together pre-composed and improvised elements.
The band has performed regularly in the most prestigious jazz clubs in the New York City area, including the Jazz Standard, Birdland, the Jazz Gallery, Joe's Pub.
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012