Quintango Live! Was recorded at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, in 2004. It\'s an audience-infused mixture of new repertoire and revised approaches to previously recorded tangos, the result of the group\'s trip to Buenos Aires in March 2004. This is Quintango\'s fourth recording, and marks the debut for pianist Jeffery Watson, whose last-minute replacement of founding pianist Bruce Steeg at Piccolo Spoleto 2003 turned into a permanent position when Steeg passed away later that year. Other members of the group included in this recording are founder and violinist Joan Singer, violinist Paula Akbar, cellist Jorge Luis Espinoza, and bassist Libby Blatt. Quintango is a concert tango group with Command Performances at the White House and US Embassy in Buenos Aires and international appearances at Caasa del Tango in Buenos Aires, Teatro Angela Peralta in Mazatlan,Mexico, Teatro Nacional in Costa Rica, University of Caen in France. They perform alone, with symphony orchestras and with guest dancers. Quintango\'s goal of bringing tango to new audiences has taken them from the Florida panhandle to Key West, to Appalachian coal country, to the historic KiMo in Albuquerque, to Indiana, Iowa,Oklahoma and Kansas, to a hurricane-flattened Gulfport, to Lincoln Center Plaza, to the Kravis Center in W. Palm Beach, to the Embassy of Argentina and John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, to one of the world\'s most beautiful festival sites - the main tent at the Mendocino CA Festival, to Charleston\'s Piccolo Spoleto Festival, where nine consecutive years of tango performances have helped create a visible group of tango aficionados, and to hundreds of memorable small towns and venues throughout the USA. Quintango\'s educational outreach programs have introduced thousands of school children to tango. Their \'Mad Hot Tango\' workshops for third through fifth graders have created enthusiastic young dancers throughout the D.C. area. No matter what the medium - concert, recording or educational performance - Quintango\'s infectious enthusiasm and technical mastery continue to win fans. This recording, with it's concert ambiance, is a public record of their rapport with audiences and their love of tango.
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