Pedro Giraudo

Bass

Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. He has since become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger, performing in a wide variety of musical projects, both his own award winning Jazz Orchestra and as a member of several prominent ensembles, ranging from tango to jazz.

Pedro Giraudo has collaborated with Grammy award winner Pablo Ziegler, nine time Grammy award winner Paquito D'Rivera, and Latin American icon Ruben Blades, as well as 'Tango meets Jazz' guests: Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garret, and Regina Carter among many others. Giraudo has also performed with some of the most prominent tango ensembles in the US including Hector Del Curto's Eternal Tango, Fernando Otero's X-Tango, and Daniel Binelli's Tango Metropolis. He has also participated in numerous jazz and music festivals throughout The Americas, Europe and Asia; and performed in venues such as The Blue Note (Japan and USA), Birdland (Austria and USA), London's Queen Elizabeth Hall, Jazz Festival Royale in Thailand, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC), Jazz Standard, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (NYC). Giraudo has also conducted jazz orchestras in Japan and Germany.

As a composer and arranger, Giraudo leads the critically acclaimed Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra, which boasts some of New York's finest jazz musicians and performs regularly in the most prestigious jazz clubs in New York City. His compositions combine his love of classical forms, Argentine tango and folk music, and the spontaneity of jazz improvisation. The Orchestra has recorded five CDs and has won several Latin Corner Awards including "Best Latin Jazz Album Of The Year," "Best Latin Jazz Large Ensemble Album Of The Year," as well as "Best Latin Jazz Composition." Pedro Giraudo was also awarded composition commissions by The Jazz Gallery and JazzReach.

Giraudo has played bass on dozens of recordings for the world's leading labels including Sony, Warner, Nonesuch, Naxos and Harmonia Mundi, as well as for independent projects, and movies including Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street II.' He is also the principal bassist of the Hudson Symphony Orchestra and the Música de Cámara String Ensemble. Pedro Giraudo is endorsed by the gold standard in string makers: D'Addario.

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