Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Javier Sanchez has played the bandoneón for over 30 years. Between 2005 and 2016, he was a member of Latin Grammy Award nominee Rodolfo Mederos Orquesta Típica. Mr. Sánchez has toured the globe with well-known tango orchestras and companies such as Tango Pasión, Tanguera, Tango Emotion (returning to Japan for five consecutive years), and many others.

As an active musician in Argentina, Mr. Sánchez played in the most prestigious tango shows in Buenos Aires, including El Viejo Almacén, Esquina de Carlos Gardel, Café Tortoni, Piazzolla Tango Theater, to name a few.

In 2016, he relocated to the New York metropolitan area and started collaborating with a variety of tango groups; among most noted are Aces of Rhythm, directed by Pablo Aslan (debuted at Lincoln Center in July of 2017), Pan American Symphony Orchestra directed by Sergio Bušlje (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.), and the Astoria Tango Orchestra led by Daniel Binelli (11-piece orchestra típica). In August of the same year, he won the First Prize at the renowned Che Bandoneon International Competition judged by bandoneón legend Victor Lavallén.

In 2018, Mr. Sanchez became Musical Director of the Che Tangazo orchestra based in Montreal, Canada, making its debut in July at Tango B.A. Festival and World Cup.

In 2021, he relocated to the Charlotte, NC, area and began performing solo recitals at numerous venues in the Carolinas region.  

Performance Times

Levine Ave Stage

Friday Sept. 22

5 pm

Saturday Sept. 30

4 pm

 

Ballantyne's Backyard Stage

Saturday Sept. 23

12:30 pm

3:30 pm

Sunday Sept. 24

3:30 pm

6:15 pm

Sunday Oct. 1

4 pm

6:15 pm

 

Founders Hall Stage

Saturday Sept. 30

1 pm

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