Happy to announce that the project "Los Tangueros del Oeste" got nominated to a Latin Grammy. Kudos to Sascha for this alternative tango project that he came up with during the pandemic, with the help of some of us SF Bay Area musicians.
We play monthly at the Motion Arts Center in San Mateo (not always on the same Saturday).
Saturday Jan 7 2023, 9pm, Motion Arts Center, San Mateo, in duo, with Seth Asarnow on piano
Tuesday Nov 15, 2022, 9pm, 1153 Valencia Street, San Francisco with Seth Asarnow on piano and Sascha Jacobsen on Bass.
Wednesday Nov 30 2022, 7pm, Berkeley City Club in trio with Seth Asarnow and Sascha Jacobsen
Saturday Dec 17 2022, Vecher, San Francisco, in duo with Seth Asarnow
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 fun 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
San Francisco International Arts Festival, Fort Mason
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 tour 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
Oct 13, Portland Tango Festival (at the Sunday dinner milonga), with Pablo and milonga
Aug 4th, Festival Mosaic, San Luis Obispo, CA
Friday June 14th, Berkeley Concert at the California Jazz Conservatory in duo