The group was founded in 2000 and played Summer Fest two years ago as a trio with keyboardist Mariano Toziano, bass guitarist Hernán Mazzitelli and drummer Mariano De Hoz. Since then, Daniel Ferrante’s saxophone, flute and occasional guitar have added extra buoyancy to the Buenos Aires-based quartet’s spirited sound.
The group, which released albums in 2008, 2011 and 2014, has created a reputation for inventive interpretations by putting its own spin on beloved tangos by the likes of Carlos Gradel (1890-1935), Astor Piazolla (1921-1992) and Mariano Mores (1918-2016).
Summer Fest audiences continue to adore La Tenaza. And who can blame them? With an inspired woodwinds player, a locked in rhythm section and undeniable pulse, the band captivates audiences with its virtuosity and spirit.