Jesús Hidalgo

Real name: Hidalgo, Jesús
(29 January 1982 - )
Place of birth:
Bragado (Buenos Aires) Argentina

e studied guitar playing and singing with Jorge Mónaco in his hometown. In 1995, 1996 and 1998 he was awarded the First Prize as soloist at the Torneos Juveniles Bonaerenses which were organized by the provincial government. In 1998 and 1999 —at the same tournaments— he also won the highest award in the vocal group category.

He traveled to Spain due to a prize for his young consecration and sang at the Colegio Argentino of Madrid. By that time he started a musical relationship with Walter Ríos with whom he appeared at the Sala CUCI in Bragado.

In 2001 he won the National Singing Contest Hugo del Carril organized by the Secretary of Culture of the city of Buenos Aires.

He appeared in 2002 at the Teatro San Martín with the Orquesta Escuela de Tango conducted by Emilio Balcarce. He also appeared at the Festival Joven Tango in Montevideo (Uruguay) and sang at the Teatro Constantino of Bragado.

In 2003 he made his debut as singer with the Walter Ríos Quintet and at the Teatro Colón with the Orquesta Escuela de Tango he presented his album Bien compadre. That same year he appeared again in Bragado with the Walter Ríos Sextet at the A Todo Tango Festival.

In 2005 he began a long tour with the Sexteto Mayor, with new personnel and now led by maestro Walter Ríos. He appeared at the Torquato Tasso and at the Café Homero. He also performed with the Sexteto Mayor in his hometown.

He went to Japan in 2006 and made a one-month tour of seven cities with Aníbal Arias and Osvaldo Montes. On his comeback he appeared at the Velma Café with a Sextet fronted by Raúl Garello.

His first disc as soloist, El día después, was recorded with the accompaniment by Walter Ríos who also wrote the charts. In 2008 along with Mercedes Sosa and other artists he recorded a rendition of the Argentine National Anthem and, the following year, he made two tours of Brazil; the first one with the Montes-Arias duo (Sao Paulo) and the second with Esteban Morgado and his quartet (Porto Alegre).

In November that year he was awarded as Tango Revelation by Clarín. In 2010 he sang at the International Tango Festival in Granada (Spain).

Luego, una serie de presentaciones por Italia, Inglaterra, Turquía, Australia, Estados Unidos y, con la compañía Tango Fire, China y Filipinas.

In the past months he participated —together with Esteban Riera and Hernán Genovese— in the show Tango a tres bandas, with great success in Café Homero.