• Description
Dino Saluzzi is arguably the foremost innovator of the bandoneón since Astor Piazzolla, his close friend and mentor. An inveterate musical explorer, Saluzzi has collaborated with numerous European and American jazz musicians, including Charlie Haden, Enrico Rava, and Al DiMeola, and introduced a world of listeners to this deep sense of the folk music of South America, his love of jazz, tango, and classical music, and his haunting ability to express the evolution and bittersweet disappearance of musical cultures. He is proud of the fact that he is essentially a self-taught player, coming from the oral tradition, and his goal is a music that can express itself unambiguously and with feeling: “Art doesn’t need muscles, doesn’t need the force created by power or fame. Let’s get back to simplicity, reduce complexity, renew the possibility of dialogue…”
Primarily a “classical” musician, Anja Lechner has also long been intrigued by aspects of improvisation in diverse traditions. Co-founder of Rosamunde Quartet, it was her interest in tango nuevo that made 1999’s Kultrum, a collaboration between the quartet and Saluzzi, possible. Both a critical and popular success, the Saluzzi/Rosamunde partnership is now in its seventh year. Although they have yet to release a duo album (their first duo disc is scheduled for 2007) the Argentinean bandoneon master and the German cellist have collaborated regularly for more than a decade. Their duo concerts have been described by Jazz Review/Penguin Guide editor Richard Cook as “As close to perfection as any music-making I can recently recall.”
Ticket/Venue Info
Dino Saluzzi & Anja Lechner Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA30.00  25.50  24.00  22.50  15.00 
A25.00  21.25  20.00  18.75  12.50 
B20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
O20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor