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Real name: Giannini, Tomás Carmelo
(25 March 1931 - n/d)
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina
ARTISTS IN THIS ARTICLE
Juan Sánchez Gorio
Juan Manuel Peña
e was born in Buenos Aires, in the porteño neighborhood of Caballito. He began to study bandoneon at age nine with a teacher in his neighborhood, José Zacarnino. After 1945 he continued with the great maestro Francisco Requena. He began his public appearances with a juvenile orchestra led by Ramón Damp. Thereafter and for a year and a half, from January 1st, 1950, he played in the orchestra led by the Rosario woman,
, known as the Tango Woman (
La Mujer Tango
He reminds us that at that time there were three tango orchestras playing daily at downtown venues. Giannini succeeded in appearing at the Ebro Bar on Corrientes Street. His partners in that orchestra were the violinists Elías Garnik, Luis Straser and
In his long career in tango, maestro Giannini played in the orchestras headed by
, whose orchestra was known as
La Orquesta de la Argentinidad
in which he stayed for nine years, and was lead bandoneon for five years.
He was also member of the Orquesta Símbolo «Osmar Maderna», conducted by
, and one year with the one fronted by maestro
with which he played in several recordings; later in the
was on vocals, and in the group led by
Besides accompanying a large number of singers, for many years he was member of the
ensemble, with which he ended his career as bandoneon player in 2011.
He also appeared at the venue called La Ciudad, on Talcahuano Street.
From 1990 to 1995, he was guest player with the
, at the shows Tango Argentino and Tango Pasión. He made tours of the United States, Colombia, Panamá, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Costa Rica.
Giannini recorded with
Juan Sánchez Gorio
and played from time to time with
, in 1963, 1966 and l972, and with
. The bandoneon section of the Trípodi orchestra in 1966 was lined up by:
, José Riciardi and
In 1972, with
until the leader’s death, the personnel was:
, Oscar Basil «El Turco» and
on piano; Juan Carlos Vallejos on double bass;
, José Amitrain,
and Osvaldo Rodríguez on violins.
In 1996 he was with the dancer
on a tour of 19 cities of Spain, Egypt, Italy, England, teaming up as duo with the pianist
at the respective openings of the finale of the show.
Tango Female singers