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A famed figure in Argentine New Tango, Pablo Ziegler has played some of the most important concert halls and festivals around the globe, meanwhile earning a Latin GRAMMY® for Best Tango Album. Experience the passion, excitement and fire of live tango at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., on March 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

For decades, Buenos Aires-born, Latin Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger Pablo Ziegler has been one of the most important figures in Argentine New Tango, the vibrant musical hybrid of classic tango and American jazz. Mark Swed of The Los Angeles Times writes, “He is cool, understated and makes everything look easy and natural… Just as a really suave tango dancer seems not to move with feet but on wheels, Ziegler skates the keyboard,” and Dan Bilawsky of All About Jazz affirms “When [Astor] Piazzolla departed this Earth in 1992, the torch was passed to his longtime pianist who's been carrying it proudly ever since... Ziegler has taken the tradition one step further.”

After performing in tango grand-maestro Astor Piazzolla’s legendary quintet for over a decade, and appearing on iconic Piazzolla recordings including Tango: Zero Hour, La Camorra and Central Park Concert, Ziegler has led his own groups for over 20 years, refining and reimagining the bounds of the tango tradition. Ziegler has been featured as guest soloist with major orchestras around the world, playing his own compositions as well as the music of Piazzolla with the Presidential Orchestra of Turkey, the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony, the Metropole Orkest in Netherlands, and Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra in São Paolo, Brazil.

Ziegler’s most recent recording, 2013’s critically acclaimed “Amsterdam Meets New Tango,” sees his quartet paired with the Netherlands’ Metropole Orkest. In 2011, Ziegler’s work as music director, arranger and pianist for bass-baritone opera star Erwin Schrott earned an Echo Klassik Award for the album “Rojotango.” Ziegler’s 2005 release, “Bajo Cero,” won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Tango Album, and in 2008, his album “Buenos Aires Report” made the final list of nominees for the same honor.

Ziegler will be join on the Lied stage by Hector Del Curto (bandoneon), Jisoo Ok (cello), and Pedro Giraudo (bass).