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Emilio Teubal

Emilio Teubal was born in Madrid, Spain in 1976. At that time, his parents were in exile from the dictatorship government in Argentina. After a year in Spain, the whole family moved to Mexico City where they spent five years. In 1984, with the return of the democracy, his family decided to go back to Argentina. Once in Buenos Aires, Emilio started playing the piano at the age of nine. He studied piano at the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires, and composition, arranging, and orchestration with private teachers. He was a very active performer in the tango and jazz scene of Buenos Aires until 1999, when he relocated to New York City to continue his musical studies.

In the United States, Emilio earned a BFA in Music from the City College of New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He also received the Bushwick Composition Award for two consecutive years. At CCNY his teachers included prominent jazz figures such as Marc Copland, Scott Reeves, Bruce Barth, Mike Holober, John Pattitucci, Cliff Korman and Ron Carter.

Emilio has recently recorded his third album as a leader "Musica Para Un Dragon Dormido" (Music for a Sleeping Dragon) to be released in the Spring of 2013 on the independent label Broklyn Jazz Underground Records. This new production features some of Emilio's longtime collaborators such as Moto Fukushima, Sam Sadigursky and John Hadfield, plus special guests Erik Friedlander and Satoshi Takeishi. Prior to this album, Emilio has released two critically aclaimed records: 'La Balteuband' (2006), and 'Un monton de notas' (2009), which journalist Brad Walseth from Jazzchicago.net called "..one of the strongest Latin jazz albums of the year and one I highly recommend for listeners looking for something new."

Emilio has performed as a leader in some of the most prestigious avant-garde and jazz venues in New York City, among them Iridium Jazz club, Joe's Pub, the Knitting Factory, BAM cafe , Cornelia Street Cafe, 55 Bar, and others, as well as some major Jazz Festivals such as the 2010' Buenos Aires Jazz Festival or the 2011 and 2012 Westfield Downtown Jazz Festival.

In 2007, Emilio was awarded Meet The Composer's prestigious Van Lier Fellowship, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts.

His credits as a Jazz and Tango Pianist include performances and recordings with artists like the Grammy award winners Raul Jaurena and Fernando Otero, Erik Friedlander, Hector del Curto, Bob Mover, John Benitez, Lucia Pulido, Pedro Giraudo, Lisandro Adrover, Miguel Bertero, and Astor Piazolla's legendary violinist Fernando Suarez Paz. Emilio has also been a steady member of different New York based music groups like Sebastian Cruz's Coba, and Los Chantas Tango Group, and the Marta Gomez Group, with whom he has toured the USA, Mexico, Spain and Argentina.

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