Andrés Beeuwsaert
calendar-date-2 Sonntag, 23.07.2023 clock 17 Uhr event-ticket 15 €

World Music Meets Jazz

Mit Andrés Beeuwsaert

Andrés Beeuwsaert ist einer der vielseitigsten, charismatischsten und virtuosesten argentinischen Pianisten der letzten Jahrzehnte. Er spielte unter anderem mit Künstlern wie Charly García, Luis Alberto Spinetta, León Gieco, Lito Vitale, Mono Fontana, Hugo Fattoruso, Carlos Aguirre, Ivan Lins und Joe Lovano. Er war mehrere Jahre Pianist der Band von Pedro Aznar und begleitet seit 2016 den Oscar-prämierten Filmkomponisten Gustavo Santaolalla (The Last of Us, Brokeback Mountain, Babel) sowohl bei seinen Live-Auftritten als auch bei Aufnahmen. Er ist Mitbegründer (1999) zusammen mit Juan Quintero und Mariano Cantero des Aca Seca-Trios, das von Künstlern wie Pat Metheny gelobt wird, als Maßstab für traditionelle argentinische Musik gilt und mit dem Konex Platinum Award 2015 ausgezeichnet wurde. Als Solist und Komponist hat Andrés 4 Alben aufgenommen, die in Argentinien, Brasilien und Japan bearbeitet wurden.


Andrés Beeuwsaert es uno de los pianistas argentinos más versátiles, carismáticos y virtuosos de las últimas décadas. Ha tocado con artistas como Charly García, Luis Alberto Spinetta, León Gieco, Lito Vitale, Mono Fontana, Hugo Fattoruso, Carlos Aguirre, Ivan Lins y Joe Lovano, entre muchos otros. Por varios años fue el pianista de la banda de Pedro Aznar y desde el 2016 acompaña al compositor para cine, ganador del Oscar, Gustavo Santaolalla (The Last of Us, Brokeback Mountain, BabeL), tanto en sus presentaciones en vivo como en grabaciones. Es cofundador (1.999) junto a Juan Quintero y Mariano Cantero del trío Aca Seca, elogiado por artistas como Pat Metheny, considerado un referente de la música tradicional argentina y distinguidos con el premio Konex de Platino 2015. As a soloist and composer, Beeuwsaert has recorded 4 albums, edited in Argentina, Brazil and Japan.


How would a music sound if we could gather the most refined and beautiful South American traditions with jazz, classical colours and an open-minded fusion with no style? We would get Andres Beeuwsaert's music! As a matter of fact, with Andres’ music words are unnecessary and perhaps downgrading. Listening to his music, one could probably find some “touches” from artists such as Lyle Mays or Keith Jarret...but in his own South American way, Andres is always recreating music!! That is probably why he has already played with great musicians like Ivan Lins, Joe Lovano, Steve Khan, Hugo Fattoruso, Charly Garcia, Pedro Aznar (ex- musician of the Pat Metheny Group), Mono Fontana, David Lebon, Fats Fernandez, the Brazilian singer Tati Parra, guitarist Yotam Silberstein, Leo Genovese & Javier Malosetti, among many others. Nevertheless, Andres Beeuwsaert is not just a great pianist, but a composer of sublime and captivating masterpieces. And he also performs some of the best compositions of Lyle Mays, Dino Saluzzy, Carlos Aguirre, Hugo Fatorusso, Eduardo Mateo, Léa Freire, Claus Ogerman, Mário Laginha, Javier Cornejo and Simón Díaz, amongst others.
Andrew's participation in Aca Seca Trio deserves a separate chapter; a special one! Andres Beeuwsaert, Juan Quintero & Mariano Cantero founded the Aca Seca Trio in 2001. The musical syncretism produced by ACA SECA has already been praised by musicians like Pat Metheny, Egberto Gismonti, Nathan East, Joe Lovano, Bob James, Steve Khan, Pedro Aznar & Luis Alberto Spinetta. The band has released “Aca Seca Trio” (2003), “Avenido” (2006) & “Ventanas” (2009), “Hermanos” (2014, Aca Seca trio + Diego Schissi Quintet) and Trino (2018). In 2005 and in 2015, ACA SECA awarded the important prize of Konex, dedicated to 100 outstanding Argentinian personalities of the last decades (also won by Astor Piazzolla, Carlos Gardel, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Mercedes Sosa, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Charly García, and Eduardo Falú). During the last 15 years, ACA SECA has been performing in the US, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, China, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador and in all the extension of their native country, Argentina. In 2014 Aca Seca Trio made his first US tour, performing first at the Spoleto Jazz Festival (Charleston) and offering several brilliant concerts in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.
Andrés Beeuwsaert is currently the pianist of the band of Gustavo Santaolalla who has won the Oscar -Academy Awards- for Best Original Score in two consecutive years, for Brokeback Mountain in 2005, and Babel in 2006 (first composer ever to achieve this).