J. P. Jofre
Native from San Juan, Argentina, JP Jofre is an award winning bandoneon player and composer. He has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. His music has been recorded by 16 times Grammy winner Paquito D’ Rivera, Orpheus Orchestra and Kathryn Stott. Jofre is a recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina and has taken his form of contemporary Tango to important festivals around the world including Celebrity Series of Boston and Umbria Jazz Festival. As soloist he has appeared with the San Antonio Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Argentina's NSO to name a few. JP has also given lectures at Google Talks, TEDtalks and The Juilliard School. He is currently writing commissions for Sunny Kang, Francisco Fullana, and Michael Guttman co-commissioned by Classical Music Institute of San Antonio, Balearic Islands Symphony and Metropolis Ensemble. More at JPJofre.com.