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Joe Powers in Sacramento!

Harmonica Virtuoso & Teacher of Musicality in Tango! 

For over a decade, harmonica virtuoso Joe Powers has performed at concerts, festivals, and milongas around the world from from Paris to Tokyo, collaborating with renowned Tango maestros, orquestas, and Electro-Tango fusion bands like Otros Aires, Tanghetto and Narcotango. For one night only, Joe Powers will be in Sacramento teaching tango musicality and performing. Don't miss this chance to improve your tango musicality and enjoyment of the dance and music!

Saturday, February 8, 2020 ~ 7:45 - 8:45 pm

Tango Phrasing - Learn to Feel the Tango in a New Way by Understanding the Principals of Musical Phrasing. Cost is $20.

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For over a decade, harmonica virtuoso, Joe Powers has performed at concerts, festivals, and milongas around the world from from Paris to Tokyo. Powers has collaborated with renowned Tango orchestras including Narcotango, Tanghetto, Otros Aires, Nicolás Ledesma, Emilio de la Peña, Horacio Cabracos, Pablo Motta, the UK's "Tango Siempre", and Japan's "Orquesta Aurora".  He has also appeared with groups/artists as diverse as Pink Martini, British pop icon Jamie Cullum, Canadian Boogie Woogie pianist, Michael Kaeshammer, Sony jazz guitarist Yosuke Onuma, French blues legend J.J. Milteau, and the Ichikawa Symphony Orchestra in Japan.


In 2012 his Tango quintet was featured with sold-out performances at one of North America's top Classical music series, the Oregon Bach Festival, sharing the bill with super star violinist, Joshua Bell.  In 2013 he guest stared with the Vancouver Symphony orchestra kicking off their 35th season with double performances of the Gordon Jacob Harmonica Suite. On his 2016 world tour, he gave a sold-out concert with the Barcelona Symphonic Band, and performed the Villa Lobos Harmonica concerto with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra guest conducted by famous Bulgarian conductor, Emil Tabakov. In 2018 Joe made an 18 country world tour, including performances at the 20th annual International Congress of Argentine Tango (CITA) in Buenos Aires, and in Brazil for the first annual São Paulo Tango Festival. 


His fifth studio album, “Apasionado” was recorded in April, 2015 in Buenos Aires with some of Argentina’s top Tango musicians and features six of Joe’s original compositions as well as six Tango classics. More information at:


Tango by the River is located at 128 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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