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SFAC solo concert, 2pm Sunday July 19, 2020
April 5, Trio Garufa hosts its yearly milonga at Ashkenaz CANCELLED due to covid
April 12 Ostertangofest CANCELLED due to the covid
April 18 Concert and musicality workshop at Tango Intime CANCELLED due to the COVID
May 16 afternoon milonga in the Golden Gate park CANCELLED due to the C19
June 6 Tango encuentro CANCELLED due to the C19 pandemic
Feb 5 2020, Milonga La Bruja at the Berkeley City Club
Sep 21st, Concert at a beautiful CASTLE overlooking the ocean(!) , Pacifica, CA
Oct 13, Portland Tango Festival (at the Sunday dinner milonga), with Pablo and milonga
Sep 15, Sep 15, 6pm Milonga (Tango Class and dance party) and Live music where I will be joining Trio Ciao Felicia along the scenic Columbia River, at the Marryhill Museum, 35 Maryhill Museum Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620
Aug 4th, 2pm Festival Mosaic, San Luis Obispo, CA
May 24th, Dream Tango Fest, Seattle
May 25th, Lake Tahoe Tango Festival
Wednesday June 5 - Maui
Art Estate of Tom Sewell,
6:30pm, 635 E Kuiaha Rd. Haiku (flyer & details)
Thursday June 6 Big Island
Saturday June 8 Big Island
Waimea, Big Island FB event
Sunday June 9 Oahu
Honolulu, Medici's (tickets)
Tuesday June 11 Oahu
Friday June 14th, Berkeley
Concert at the California Jazz Conservatory in duo with Pablo Estigarribia [tickets]
Projects and Collaborations
Read an article about Adrian here
Jost started down his musical path because he liked to push buttons. “It’s funny,” he concedes, “but at first it wasn’t really the music. When I was a kid, I drove everyone crazy switching switches and pushing buttons. My uncle was a pilot. He’d take me on flights. The cockpit had so many buttons – I was in heaven. One day my family visited a neighbor and he was playing the accordion. I saw all those buttons and thought, ‘This is what I want to do!’” His parents had other ideas. “It was not the kind of instrument you’d play in a symphony; it wasn’t a ‘respectable’ instrument,” Jost says. “My mother wanted me to play the violin, the piano … I tried them all very politely and at the end of every class, I said, ‘I want to play the accordion.’”
Adrian Jost studied music in Switzerland. As a young boy, he won the gold medal of the ARMA at age 11 after which studied the Bayan with Fritz Tschannen and Stephane Chapuis. He completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Yverdon, won a 1996 Landis&Gyr contest, that sent him to Chicago where he discovered Tango and completed a Master’s degree at Northwestern University where he started the transition to the iconic bandoneón. In 2001, he co-founded Trio Garufa, a popular San Francisco based tango group that that enthralled audiences throughout the West Coast, Argentina, Colombia, Canada and at various Tango festivals.
His influences include Leopoldo Frederico, Salgan's Nuevo Quinteto Real, Aníbal Troilo and Julio Pane. He has appeared as soloist with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra and performed alongside tango singer María Volonté, tango pianist Pépé Motta, San Francisco's Jazz Bassist Marcus Shelby and in duo with tango pianist Pablo Estigarribia.
His discography includes Tango en el Mate, La Segunda Tradición and El Rumor de tus tangos by Trio Garufa, Revirado of Tango Pacifico, a five-piece tango group based in Portland, Oregon, playing the music of Astor Piazzolla, and eXtraordinary Rendition with Rupa and the April Fishes.
some previous shows
Teatro León de Grieff, Bogotá, Colombia
Teatro Pablo Tobón, Medellín, Colombia
Teatro Municipal de Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Mini tango show, solo bandoneón & dancers, SF
The Old Church Concert Hall, Portland, Estigarríbia-Jost
Ashkenaz, Berkeley, Milonga Garufa
Red Poppy Art House Concert (piano-bandoneón) with Pablo Estigarríbia
California Jazz Conservatory with Trio Garufa, Berkeley
Director's Park milonga, Portland, OR
In concert with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, CA
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco
Duo with Seth Asarnow on piano, Berkeley City Club
Buenos Aires Milongas with Trio Garufa (tango dance clubs):
Salón Canning, La Viruta, Confitería Ideal, Villa Malcolm, La Catedral, Bien Pulenta
Piazzolla-themed tango concert with Asarnow, Furbee & Trio Garufa