Mr. Vivo, led by bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo, has captivated listeners around the world with its unique blend of South American grooves, Argentine folk songs, the passion of tango and jazz improvisation. Mr. Giraudo, in the tradition of such composers as Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus, highlights the unique talents of each band member, masterfully weaving together pre-composed and improvised elements.
Originally from Cordoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become an in-demand bass player and arranger working in a great variety of musical projects. He has performed professionally with Pablo Ziegler, Kenny Garret, Marco Granados, William Cepeda, Chris Washburn, and Eternal Tango; and recorded with Fernando Oteros X-Tango, Marta Topferova, Jose Conde, Lucia Pulido, Mo'Guajiro & Jess Jurkovic. Pedro Giraudo has participated in various Jazz and Music Festivals throughout the United States, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Asia and performed in venues such as The Blue Note (Japan), Birdland (Vienna), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Iridium, Jazz Standard, Lincoln Center and Carneghi Hall (NYC).
Mr Vivo is:
Will Vinson, alto sax
Tony Barba, tenor sax
Jonathan Powell, trumpet
Ryan Keberle, trombone
Jess Jurkovic, piano
Jeff Davis, drum set
Tony De Vivo, cajon
Pedro Giraudo, bass & composition
We are very pleased to announce that Cachetazo and Chiquero (Tracks 4 and 6) have been nominated for the Just Plain folks Awards in hte Best Jazz Instrumental song cathergory.