New York-based and internationally renowned musician heading to Scranton for the city’s first official “Milonga” – a traditional Argentinean tango dance party
Doors open at 5 p.m. – Performance Starts at 7:30 p.m.
FREE Tango lesson at 6 p.m. by NEPA Tango
Latin Grammy Award-winner and New York-based composer and bassist Pedro Giraudo and his celebrated tango quartet are heading to Madame Jenny’s on Sunday, Oct. 27, to headline the city’s first official Milonga – a traditional Argentinean tango dance party.
While Pedro’s music is made for dancing, it also makes for a superb concert performance.
Music aficionados and dancers of all levels are invited to attend the highly-anticipated event, with Madame Jenny’s doors opening at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., members of NEPA Tango will offer a free tango lesson to all attendees followed by Giraudo’s dynamic performance at 7:30.
Originally from Córdoba, Argentina, Giraudo is regarded as one of the most compelling tango artists in the world today. His quartet of virtuoso instrumentalists have played the mainstages of the United States, including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.
An active cultural ambassador for the beautiful, passionate music of his native Argentina, Giraudo’s compositions represent the evolution of tango, from its roots in the traditional orquesta típica, to tango nuevo as epitomized by Astor Piazzolla, and to his own sound that respects the past and looks to the future, bringing something new and exciting to the form while retaining all its lushness and beauty.
About Pedro Giraudo:
Born and raised in Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger, performing in a wide variety of musical projects.
In 2014, Pedro played bass on Ruben Blades’ CD “Tangos” which won two Grammys Awards (Best Tango Album and Best Latin Pop). Pedro has also been the musical director of Mariela Franganillo’s Companyies, “Tango Connection” and “Tango Recuerdo.” He has performed with the most prominent tango ensembles in the United States, including “Forever Tango,” Hector Del Curto’s “Eternal Tango,” Fernando Otero’s “X-Tango,” and Daniel Binelli’s “Tango Metropolis.” He was the bassist and longtime collaborator with the great, late tango pianist Octavio Brunetti.
Pedro Giraudo has collaborated with Grammy award-winner Pablo Ziegler, 9-time Grammy award-winner Paquito D’Rivera, and has shared the stage with musical icons including Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garret, Regina Carter, Nestor Torres, Miguel Zenon among many others.
Welcome to Madame Jenny’s, where you can step back in time and visit Scranton during the Roaring 20’s, where booze flowed freely despite Prohibition and brothels flourished in what was known as the city’s Red Light District. Remotely tucked away in a hidden back room of the historic Bittenbender Building, 126 Franklin Avenue, you can enter the secret location of Scranton’s premiere, upscale speakeasy. A century ago, Madame Jenny’s is where the socially prominent and wealthiest citizens once indulged in all forms of forbidden fruit.
If you manage to make it inside, settle into Madame Jenny’s lavish splendor. Sip classic cocktails. Nosh on gourmet vittles. Sit back and enjoy entertainment offerings that harken back to the city’s celebrated mantra: “If you can make it in Scranton, you can make it anywhere.”
Long before Scranton became the “Electric City,” it was known as “The Wickedest City in the East” thanks to its bootleggers and brothels. Madame Jenny’s pays homage to this forgotten era all while offering top-notch drinks, fancy foodstuffs, and outstanding theatrical performances in an upscale, elegant setting.
If you can find your way here, we’re quite positive you’ll deem Madame Jenny’s the Bee’s Knees. Happy hunting and we look forward to serving you. Cheers!