Multilingual vocalist/songwriter Eleanor Dubinsky and virtuoso Argentine guitarist Dario Acosta Teich Perform Nov. 26 at Chelsea Table + Stage!
Multilingual vocalist/songwriter Eleanor Dubinsky and virtuoso Argentine guitarist Dario Acosta Teich bring audiences together with fresh interpretations of jazz, Latin, French, popular and original songs. Called "a bright light on the musical landscape" (Wellfleet Preservation Hall) and "powerful magic" (Payomet Performing Arts Center) this NYC-based duo inspires with uplifting, generous performances that transcend genre and geography to celebrate the healing power of music.
Eleanor Dubinsky is "a multilingual musician who can capture the emotions and soul of a community in a song." (NPR). A vocalist, guitarist and cellist, Eleanor Dubinsky's music lives at the tender edge where jazz, world and pop sensibilities meet emotionally forthright songwriting. Hailing from St. Louis, MO and based in NYC, her sound reflects and celebrates both her mid-western roots and the formative time she has spent in South America, Western and Central Europe, Portugal and Cape Verde.
Eleanor has performed at Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center's Boro Linc: LaCasita Series, World Cafe Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center, across the USA and on four continents. She has released three albums to date: Touch The Sky (2011), Listen To The Music (2012) and Soft Spot of My Heart (2018) as well as collaborations including Remember Me, a new song co-written with a mother in remembrance of her son, lost to opioid addiction. Remember Me supports nonprofits including Shatterproof and Emily's Hope with poignant music for fundraisers and PSAs, aiding in raising awareness of the prescription drug epidemic. Eleanor is also a U.S. Arts Envoy Cultural Ambassador, leading U.S. Embassy cultural exchange programs in Latin America via the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. "Eleanor is a vocalist to reckon with, with a sweet soaring voice that will stop you in your tracks when you hear it."
Dario Acosta Teich
Guitarist and composer Dario Acosta Teich brings masterful guitar technique to performances of dynamic arrangements drawing from jazz, avante-garde, and his Latin American roots. Born in Tucuman, Argentina, this "running away from his comfort zone" artist was raised in a traditional home filled with folk music. This early musical immersion ignited Dario's passion for the guitar, and his pursuit of and for self-liberation via his ever-developing musical language. In 2021, Dario's recording of the iconic Libertango was selected by The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent Argentina worldwide, celebrating the 100th birthday of Tango legend Astor Piazzolla.
In addition to performing with Eleanor Dubinsky, Dario directs the Dario Acosta Quartet, a Latin and free jazz ensemble including award winning collaborators Pablo Aslan (bass), Julio Botti (saxophone) and Tucuman native Franco Pinna (drums). In 2020 he initiated Latin American Versions (LAV), an ongoing series of video collaborations with noted musicians from Latin America, Europe and the USA. LAV includes twenty videos of Dario and his collaborators performing jazz standards and international classics in new arrangements using traditional rhythms from Latin America. The series is available on Dario's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DarioAcostaTeich.
In March 2020, at the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eleanor and Dario combined their musical resources and founded a new duo under the title Jazz And More Concerts. Beginning as an offering to provide opportunities for friends and family to spend time together across distances, Jazz And More soon formalized into a series of public online concerts drawing international audiences, tuning in from their quarantined locations. Jazz And More has now performed over 100 virtual and in-person concerts for performing arts centers, elementary school students, nonprofit organizations, U.S. Embassies, healthcare workers, corporations and audiences spanning four continents. Learn more at www.jazzandmoreconcerts.com.
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