MILLBURN, NJ - Short Hills native Sue Maskaleris returns home to perform a South American musical program, "Two to Tango." Sue Maskaleris is an award-winning jazz pianist, singer and composer who will also play violin. With Argentinian Grammy-nominated bassist Pablo Aslan, they will take you on a musical tour of the contradanzas and habaneras of Cuba and Spain, up through Brazilian and Argentinian tango. She will premiere two of her latest compositions: "The Vigiliante" which is inspired from a book from Millburn's own library, and the jazz tone poem "Habanera Fantastico."
Maskaleris was one of the first to performers to showcase her talent at the library in 1977. She has toured the world as soloist and bandleader performing jazz and Brazilian jazz. In competition, Maskaleris won second prize in the Thelonious Monk Composition Competition and won the World Category for the Billboard Song Contest. Pablo is one of the creators of modern jazz-influenced tango, currently performing tangos with the Simfonica Nacional in Buenos Aires. He led a group that was nominated for the Latin Grammy for Best Tango Album in 2009 for "Tango Grill."
This program is on Sunday, April 9, at 3:00 pm and is free to all. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Millburn Library. The Millburn Library is located at 200 Glen Ave., Millburn, NJ 07041 and can be reached at 973-376-1006.