María Volonté in "Blue Tango Project"
The Blue Tango Project began at the San Francisco Jazz Festival in May 2008, when María Volonté and Kevin Footer debuted new material and a new sound that they had been developing in Buenos Aires. Based on the success of that first show, the Blue Tango Project was born and years of intense touring in North America, Latin America and Europe have followed. Hailing from the colorful and gritty La Boca neighborhood of Buenos Aires,
Blue Tango Project is a ground-breaking exploration of the emotional and musical crossroads where tango and the blues embrace. It is collaboration between Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer.
About María Volonté
María Volonté is an Argentine singer and songwriter who is a Carlos Gardel Prize winner (Argentina’s Grammy), a Latin Grammy nominee and member of the Tango Hall of Fame. She has shared the stage with Astor Piazzolla’s legendary last quintet, recorded duets with trumpter Arturo Sandoval and counts among her many fans Paquito D’Rivera and Derek Sivers (founder of CD Baby) who included Volonté in the list of artists he was proudest to have released while founding the seminal online music distributor.
About Kevin Carrel Footer
Kevin Carrel Footer (KCF), originally from California, he moved to Buenos Aires in 1992 to begin the spiritual practice of tango. He is the author of the book “A Tango before I Die” (2013). Playing harmonica, Footer tours the world with the Blue Tango Project alongside Argentine Latin Grammy-nominee María Volonté. He is the founder of Intrepid Patrol, a record label and boutique artist management company whose recordings have won a Carlos Gardel Prize (Argentina’s Grammy) and three Carlos Gardel Prize nominations, as well as a Latin Grammy nomination.
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