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Hi friends, I hope you’re in good spirits and health! 

Right now, with all concerts and events cancelled, I'm spending some time composing and preparing repertoire for when the art world eventually reopens.  

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Happy Holidays!

Upcoming Shows

Wednesday Jun 8 2022, 7pm, Berkeley City Club with Seth Asarnow on piano

Saturday May 14 2022, 9:30pm, Motion Arts Center, San Mateo, with Seth Asarnow on piano

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

May 22-25 Lake Tahoe Tango Festival CANCELLED due to the C19 pandemic

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

Hilo Palace Theater, Big Island FB event  (tickets)

Saturday June 8 Big Island

Waimea, Big Island FB event

Sunday June 9 Oahu

Honolulu, Medici's (tickets)

Tuesday June 11 Oahu

Concert-milonga, Honolulu

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 MateLa 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.



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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

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 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