As pianist for famed bandoneon virtuoso Astor Piazzolla for ten years, Ziegler went on to create his own updated version of the nuevo tango by establishing his own trio and Quartet. His music incorporates and extends the jazz and tango innovations created by Piazzolla, thus epitomizing what nuevo tango truly means.
Jill Pasternak talks with Japanese trumpeter Toru "Tiger" Okoshi. Tiger has performed with jazz greats such as Tony Bennett, Gary Burton, Dave Grusin, Dave Liebman, and Pat Metheny, and he is an associate professor of brass at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Jill Pasternak welcomes the Quartet San Francisco. The ensemble discusses their unique blend of world music, tango, classical, and jazz. They also talk about their latest recording, the double Grammy-nominated Latigo.
Jill Pasternak speaks with bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff about his highly celebrated release, The Jazz Album: Watch What Happens, which was awarded the ECHO award in Germany, the highest honor given in that country's music industry.