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Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn / Tango Jazz (1)
Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn / Tango Jazz (1)

Fri, May 17


Terraza 7

Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn / Tango Jazz (1)

This nine-piece orchestra combines various instruments like reeds, brass, bandoneon, strings, and percussion, creating a rich fusion of nuevo tango, Latin American styles, and jazz, led by pianist Emilio Solla, praised for his innovative approach and diverse musical influences.

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Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn / Tango Jazz

Presented by Terraza 7

Date: Friday, May 17th, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM( first set)  &  8:30 PM (second set)

Admission: $20 - Cover at the Mezzanine


  • Sara Caswell / Violin
  • Rodolfo Zanetti / Bandoneon
  • Alejandro Aviles / Reeds
  • Terry Goss / Reeds
  • John Bailey / Trumpet
  • Mike Fahie / Trombone
  • Emilio Solla / Piano
  • Julian Silva / Bass
  • Rogerio Boccato / Drums

About La Inestable de Brooklyn:

This band is a nine-piece orchestra with an unusual instrumental combination that includes two reed players, one trumpet, one trombone, accordion, violin, piano, double bass, and drums. This peculiar ensemble, made up of many different smaller units, can project textures and sounds that evoke a wide range of styles and influences. Commenting on a performance by Solla, The New York Times said, “The virile throb of Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango was omnipresent in the pianist Emilio Solla’s stately pulse.” While the influence of the great creator of modern tango is present in Solla’s compositions, he takes a broader approach, from academic counterpoint writing to free improvisation, from traditional tango and Latin American sounds to a standard trio plus horns, bringing at times the classical color of the greatest and most distinctly American art form: jazz music.

About Emilio Solla:

Pianist/Composer/Arranger/Bandleader/Educator. A Latin Grammy winner and multi-Grammy nominee, Argentine-born and New York-based pianist and composer Emilio Solla's first band, Apertura (1983-1989), was praised by Astor Piazzolla as one of the most interesting new sounds in the Buenos Aires scene in 1986. Today, with eleven CDs as a bandleader and more than forty as an arranger/producer, he is regarded by peers and critics as one of the most outstanding and unique composers in the Tango-Jazz field, a musical language that blends Argentine tango and folk with jazz and other contemporary music styles. He has performed all around Europe, Japan, the US, and Latin America, receiving rave reviews at many of the most important jazz houses and festivals, such as Bimhuis, Lincoln Center, Marciac, Blue Note, Fasching, and more.

Solla moved to New York in 2006, and since then, he has composed for, recorded with, and toured alongside jazz and classical music greats such as Paquito D’Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Edmar Castañeda, and Cristina Pato, in addition to performing regularly with his various projects at venues like Jazz Standard, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Birdland. Former members of his bands include jazz stars Donny McCaslin, Omer Avital, Jorge Rossy, Jeff Ballard, and others.

He continues to tour Europe and the US while working as a freelance arranger and pianist on different projects in New York. His New York-based quintet, Bien Sur!, released its first CD in 2010, featuring special guest Billy Hart. This album was included in the 'Best of 2010' list by DownBeat Magazine. Since November 2010, he has been leading a nine-piece orchestra, La Inestable de Brooklyn, which features some of the strongest jazz players in NYC. Their first CD, 'Second Half' (2015), was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album. In November 2014, Solla's first symphonic work had its world premiere at the Palau de la Música during the Barcelona Jazz Festival and its US premiere at Chicago Symphony Hall. In 2017, he returned to Buenos Aires for the premiere of the symphonic version of his 'Suite Piazzollana.' In 2018, he began composing for a new project, the Tango Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece big band that elevates his blend of Latin American sounds and jazz to new levels of accomplishment. This orchestra released its first album, 'Puertos,' on August 28, 2019, which won the Latin Grammy in 2020 for Best Jazz Album. One of Solla's compositions, 'La Novena,' was nominated for a Grammy in 2019 for Best Instrumental Arrangement.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

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