Argentine pianist and composer Emilio Teubal is finishing up 2018 with several highlights: In January he released his fourth album as a bandleader Memorias de Otro Tiempo (Memories from another time) which has been very well received by the press and has been chosen Bandcamp’s Best Jazz album of the month; In October he did a extensive tour in Japan performing nine concerts in five cities; and In November the Pedro Giraudo Quartet's album "Vigor Tanguero" which Emilio plays piano in, has received a Latin Grammy Award in the best Tango album category.
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. In 1999 he relocated to New York City to continue his musical studies. In the United States, Emilio earned a BFA in Jazz Performance 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 Teubal, a prolific composer and arranger who has lead several small and large ensembles since 2005, has released four albums. His latest album “Memorias de Otro Tiempo”(2018) features the Emilio Teubal Trio , formed by his Argentine compatriots Ivan Barenboim on clarinet and Federico Diaz on guitar. Prior to this album, he released “Música Para Un Dragon Dormido"(Music for a sleeping Dragon) (2013) under the independent label Brooklyn Jazz Undergrund which has been chosen as 2013 best album by several specialized media, and has been placed in the top 100 albums on the digital online store E-Music.The album received a worldwide press recognition with raving reviews and have even been labeled as a one of the “classic albums of this modern jazz age in fifty years time… As near to perfection as you can get” (Dave Sumner Bird is The Worn). The album features some of Teubal’s longtime collaborators, Moto Fukushima, Sam Sadigursky and John Hadfield, plus special guests Erik Friedlander and Satoshi Takeishi.His first two albums are "La Balteuband" (2006), and "Un Monton de Notas" (2009) which features "El Amanecido" a song that has been featured in the independent movie Meet The Patels
Emilio has performed both as a band leader and sideman in some of the most prestigious venues and theaters in the United States such as The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Symphony Space, The Blue Note, Birdland, Le Poisson Rouge, Joes Pub,and The Citifields Mets Stadium. He has also toured several countries such as Mexico,Guatemala,Japan, Qatar, Spain, and Argentina to name a few. Mr Teubal has been an essential member of the Tango, Latin and Jazz scene of New York performing and recording with the Pedro Giraudo Quartet (2018 Latin Grammy winner), Marta Gomez, Sergio Reyes's "Romancero Latinoamericano", The Adam Tully Trio, Pablo Lanouguere Quintet, Sam Sadigursky, Erik Friedlander, Los Chantas Tango Group, The Pan-American Orchestra, the multiple Grammy award winners Fernando Otero and Phillippe Quint, bandoneon legends Raul Jaurena, Lisandro Adrover and Daniel Binelli, and Astor Piazolla’s legendary violinist Fernando Suarez Paz.
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. .
In 2017 Emilio was commissioned by Saint Peters Church to compose a piece titled Unity for more than 40 instrumentalists and singers to commemorate the 500 anniversary of the Lutheran reform. He has also been commissioned to write a solo piece for the guitarist Dan Lippel (Pierre Boulez's International Contemporary Ensemble) and a piece for the Adam Tully Tango trio
Emilio’s current and future projects include a solo piano album, an adaptation of his own Suite Memorias de Otro Tiempo for his Trio and a String Quartet, and a collaboration with dancer/choreographer Juliana Garber