Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Emilio Solla & Tim Armacost

Classical trained Argentinean pianist and composer Emilio Solla blends the tango and folk of his homeland with the freedom of jazz and the architecture of European chamber music. He returns for a show with saxophonist Tim Armacost, one of his usual collaborators in New York, to present originals and versions of a few traditional Argentine tangos, for an evening that you certainly do not want to miss!

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

$20 ($15 students/seniors) - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188


With a career that spans 35 years now, Grammy Nominated, Argentina born and New York based pianist and composer Emilio Solla got his degree in Classical Piano at the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires and his MA in Jazz Composition at Queens College in New York.

Solla has released 10 albums as a leader and more than 40 as producer/arranger and is considered one of the most outstanding musicians worldwide in the Tango-Jazz genre, a blend of Argentine tango and other Latin American rhythms with the freedom and improvisation of jazz music. He has performed all around Europe, Japan, the US and Latin America to outstanding reviews in many of the most important jazz houses and festivals.

He has composed for and recorded/performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda, Pablo Aslan, Cristina Pato and many others.

His album Second Half was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award as Best Latin Jazz Album. He continues to tour with his many projects, from duos to symphony orchestras, and is an active freelance arranger and composer in the demanding NY music scene.

For more info please visit emiliosolla.com


Tim Armacost has led a life of constant motion. He has gathered knowledge and experience around the globe, which forms the foundation of his passionate brand of jazz. He arrived in New York in 1993 and quickly established himself as a leader with several critically-acclaimed releases. Armacost's career is already distinguished by performance and recording credits alongside the likes of Al Foster, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Barron, Tom Harrell, Billy Hart, Victor Lewis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Peter Erskine, Ray Drummond, Roy Hargrove, Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Bruce Barth, Dave Kikoski, Don Friedman, Lonnie Plaxico, Robin Eubanks, Emilio Solla, Randy Brecker, Valery Ponomarev, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and the David Murray Big Band. He has toured throughout East and West Europe, Japan, India, and the United States.

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