Bandoneonist Daniel Diaz is a quiet jewel of a master musician. Not widely heralded like some of his Argentine contemporaries who make the rounds of the Montreal-New York-Paris-Bueons Aires circuit, he nonetheless has a soulful interpretation and a warm heart that can be clearly and powerfully heard when he clasps his hands around his instrument.
On this particular evening - photos from the bottom three rows of images - he performed solo, without his usual local guitarist accompaniest, and he addressed the audience of tango dancers before and after every song he played, demonstrating a keen awareness of the dancers abilities to listen, follow and adjust to the tempo changes of his playing. A truly special treat, and night.
In the top row, Daniel returned to DC to perform with friend and guitarist Ramon Gonzalez, at Divino's Restaurant in Bethesda, proving once again that live music, performed with passion, has no equal in the DJ world for inspiring dancers to dance.