Wood Hall Victoria Conservatory of Music
Ben Thomas Quartet
Jeff Norwood bass, Ben Verdier piano, Eric Rynes violin, Ben Thomas bandoneon
Saturday Octobert 3rd, 7:30 pm;
$20 Advance/ $22 Door
Ben became infatuated with the bandoneon after learning to dance tango. In 2007 he went to the Academia Nacional del Tango in Buenos Aires and studied with several tango greats, including the maestro bandoneonist, Osvaldo Montes. He has been performing tango music, traditional to Nuevo and original compositions, over the last decade with: Tango Abrazo Q. E. D. and the Ben Thomas Quartet.
In the last few years, Thomas has performed at the Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Ballard Jazz Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival, Detroit-Montreaux Jazz Festival, Issaquah Jazz Festival, Anacortes Arts Festival, Ellensburg Jazz in the Valley Festival, Tacoma Maritime Festival, Bellingham Art of Jazz Series, and the Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival.
“Ben Thomas is a great composer, and an energetic performer who knows
how deep music can go.
It is always great fun to play with him.”
~ Jovino Santos Neto.
Advance Ticket locations and online tickets
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St
CAFÉ BUENOS AIRES
The Ben Thomas Quartet (Seattle),
guest DJ Eric Lanoix (Vancouver)
Saturday Oct 3rd Doors 9:30- 12:00;
$30 Adv/$32 Door, performances 10:00
This event is a milonga, a place where dancers and audience mix and listen or dance to live tango music.
Infatuated by the bandoneon Ben Thomas has been dancing tango and leading tango groups for over 10 years. Having studied with the revered bandoneonist Osvaldo Montes he is highly knowledgeable about music of the Golden Era. As a dancer he is adept at playing the tangos that dancers love.
Tango and Latin Music Festival regrets that; due to unfortunate circumstances beyond her control Monica Parra and Mariano Padenera have postponed their tour of Western Canada this fall.
Advance/Early Bird tickets Sept. 16th
through Tango Pacifico
(no sales at Munro’s books),
for tickets by mail