Daniel García

Real name: García, Daniel Claudio
Pianist, composer, arranger and leader
(25 November 1957 - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina
Ricardo Bruno

e was born in Buenos Aires and his early steps were alongside his father, Mito García, who was as well his piano and harmony teacher. His uncles, the musicians Tito Bisio (percussionist and vibraphonist in the aggregation led by Astor Piazzolla for the María de Buenos Aires CD) and Antonio Bisio (accordionist with over 20 records released by CBS) contributed to his training. In the family musical reunions he breathed tango and popular music. His godfather, Waldo de los Ríos, before leaving for Spain, was also an important reference.

As arranger and composer we have to highlight 10 CD’s recorded for the singer Julia Zenko and works alongside Mercedes Sosa, Víctor Manuel, Pedro Aznar, Alejandro Lerner, Lito Vitale, Rubén Rada, León Gieco, María José Demare, Rubén Juárez, Lisette Grosso Schmid and the great cellist Yo Yo Ma, among other artists.

He composed the music of the Libertablas group beginning with Las mil y una noches and going on up to now for different seasons in theaters and for recordings (1991/2014).

Daniel García was awarded the Martín Fierro prize for his song “Con las alas del alma” with words by Eladia Blázquez in 1994 and was among the three nominees for that award for the instrumental he wrote for the 099 central series (2003).

He put together and led the Quinteto Tangoloco that included: Walther Castro (bandoneon), Mono Hurtado (double bass), Horacio Montesano (guitars), Christian Colaizzo (percussion) and Daniel (piano). The quintet released his first CD in 2002 with outstanding guest artists like the great guitarist Luis Salinas and it includes the music of 099 central. The second CD by the quintet is Tangos de Liverpool in 2004, with the original idea of blending the most beautiful melodies of The Beatles with tango. The disc was presented in 2005 at the Helsinki Festival in Finland.

In Argentina they presented their works in Buenos Aires at the Teatro San Martin and at the ND Ateneo, and in 2004 alongside the dancer Maximiliano Guerra at the Ópera theater. In 2005 they made frequent tours throughout the country together with the singer and actor Juan Darthés and also with María Volonté. With the latter they recorded, in the early 2006, the CD Yo soy María - María Volonté / Tangoloco Quinteto.

The third CD by the Tangoloco quintet is Rock en 2x4 with classics of Argentine rock mixed with tango in which guest artists like: Rubén Rada, Pablo Ziegler, Sexteto Cabernet, María Volonté and Guillermo Fernández are featured.

The fourth CD/DVD by Tangoloco Live in Buenos Aires is with live recordings at the Velma Café in the 2008 season featuring Patricia Sosa as guest artist. The latter CD was nominated for the Premios Gardel 2009. They made tours of Latin America appearing in Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Uruguay and Brazil.

In 2010 they issued Tangos del mundo along with the Japanese female singer Anna Saeki in Japan and Europe and made tours of eleven cities in Japan between November and December 2010.

In 2010 and 2011 Daniel García was the musical director of Arráncame la vida when it was reissued with Juan Darthés and Cecilia Milone and toured our country for one year and a half.

In 2011 he appeared as leader of his quintet at different venues in our country and concluded this tour at the Festival de la Patria Grande, in Salta, before an audience of 30,000 people.

In 2012 he composed the original music for Iván el Terrible which was meant for Maximiliano Guerra’s showcasing and was premiered at the Teatro Auditórium in Mar del Plata in January 2012.

With Tangoloco he appeared at the Festival de Tango de Justo Daract (province of San Luis) in November 2013.

In the late 2013 he recorded the sixth CD of his quintet, titled Tangoloco Online. All the numbers recorded were composed by Daniel García and other members of the quintet. The CD was presented in March 2014 at the Velma Café all the month long.

In the -mid 2014 they appeared at the Festival de Tango de La Falda. In the late September they started their second tour of Japan along with the female singer Anna Saeki.