FIRST FRIDAY Music Series @ Galeria West with The Maurizio Najt Trio
The popular FIRST FRIDAY events continue when the acclaimed Mauricio Najt Trio brings the romance of the Tango and more to the First Friday music concert series audience. Mauricio Najt graduated in piano and composition from the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Buenos Aires and has played an important role as a tango pianist in the New York tango scene since the 90's. He performed with the historical institution "Los Amigos del Tango", and later with the acclaimed "New York Tango Trio", along with bandoneonist Raul Jaurena and bassist Pablo Aslan, with whom he toured the United States, Europe and performed at the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires in 2002. As a member of the Forever Tango orchestra, Luis Bravo's Tony winning production, he toured the US, Mexico, Japan and China. Other performance venue credits include: Panamerican Symphonic Orchestra; Midnight Summer Swing at Lincoln Center Plaza; Alice Tully Hall, The Montclair Art Museum; Brooklyn's Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio in Manhattan. As pianist for Japanese tango diva Anna Saeki, he toured Japan and Hawaii, as well as arranging and recording traditional tangos and Asian folk songs. As a composer and arranger he has written music for independent films, documentaries and off-Broadway musical theater including Don Quixote, which was nominated for an ACE award. Recently he collaborated with Academy-Award winning film director Ang Lee, arranging and recording for the film Lust Caution. He has performed in several tango productions at Thalia Spanish Theatre in NYC and TEATRO Sí in New Jersey. He has also performed with the renowned Tito Castro's Tango Quartet and Hector del Curto's Eternal Tango Orchestra and in various tango productions in major cities in the USA.
Perhaps plan to enjoy a meal before or after the show at one of several fine dining establishments in downtown Westfield and the surrounding area.
Event proceeds benefit programming efforts at TEATRO Si, a 501(c)3 not for profit NJ corporation.
111 Quimby Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
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