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Originally created for the Jazmines festival at Buenos Aires's famous cabaret joint Michelangelo, Tango Buenos Aires quickly became one of Argentina's cultural exports of traditional and modern tango. After making its way to various national theater companies, the troupe made its way to the US in 1986 to represent Argentina in the Latin-Americn Festival in New York's Central Park. Tango Buenos Aires's performance in the US led to a regular touring regime throughout South America and eventually countries like Germany, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Thialand and Malaysia.
Formed in Missouri at an open mic night Ben Miller was running, the Ben Miller Band is a trio with a shared love for bluegrass, delta blues and vintage folk. Combining slide guitar, washtub bass, trombone and washboard, the group members utilize their different backgrounds from around the country to create a diversely-influenced sound. Most famous for its bluesy cover of "Black Betty," which the group plays at most of its shows, Ben Miller Band garnered further attention for this cover via YouTube. The trio also gained recognition as an impressive live act after playing at multiple folk and bluegrass festivals across the country.
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter and actor Gregory Porter is a jazz vocalist who got his start performing in local jazz clubs in San Diego. While attending San Diego State University on a football scholarship, Porter was sidelined by an injury and began to focus on his singing when he met his future mentor and friend Kamau Kenyatta, a composer, pianist and saxophonist who played a significant role in Porter's music career. In 1994 Porter was cast in a leading role in the musical It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, which eventually made its way to Broadway, despite having little acting or theater experience. As a resident performer at Smoke Jazz & Supper Club in New York City, Porter frequents other jazz nights around the city and continues to record music, such as his 2010 debut Water and his 2012 follow-up Be Good.