Bandoneonist Juan Pablo Jofre has brought his form of contemporary tango to some of the most important venues in Asia, Europe, America and the Caribbean as soloist, composer and arranger.
As a performer, Jofre earned Argentina’s highly competitive National Arts Grant to study with legendary Astor Piazzolla’s Sextet bandoneon player, Julio Pane in Buenos Aires. Jofre has collaborated with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Paquito D’ Rivera Sextet, Nina Beilina, Dartmouth Wind Symphony Orchestra, Westchester Jazz Orchestra, San Juan National Symphony Orchestra, and I soloist di Perugia, among many others.
Jofre has also received commissions from festivals and orchestras including the Heineken Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival, American Virtuosi, and Bacchanalia Taiwan. Other major performances include the International Tango Festival of Granada and the International Tango Festival of Alméria, the inauguration ceremony for the Granada School for the Bandoneón, the 2011 Latin Grammy Ceremony, and the Rosie O’Donnell show.
Juan Pablo began studies at the National University of San Juan School of Music in San Juan, Argentina, and has additional studies with Martin Ferres, Daniel Binelli, and Julio Pane. His debut CD features Grammy winner Paquito D’ Rivera performing Jofre’s “Primavera.”