8 pm – 9 pm – This month CMC’s Mission Milonga is proud to present solo tango jazz pianist Emilio Solla in concert. Tickets for this event are $20/Adults and $15 for Full time students and seniors. More info at: emiliosolla.com
9pm-9:15pm Reception in the patio for CD sale and signing.
9:15pm-12am: Enjoy Argentine Tango social dancing with DJ Israel Lipinsky. The Milonga is free after 9:15pm.
Emilio Solla bio:
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.