The Tango Jazz Orchestra (TJO) is Emilio’s most ambitious project to date. A full 17-piece jazz orchestra which replaces the guitar by a bandoneon. This large ensemble has allowed Solla to take his blend of tango and Latin American music with jazz to a whole new level of accomplishment. The orchestra recorded and released its first work, “Puertos, Music from International Waters” in 2019. One of Solla’s compositions was nominated that same year for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement (sharing the honor with Vince Mendoza, John Williams and Jacob Collier) and the full album was awarded the 2020 Latin Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album. 

"La Novena" by the Tango Jazz Orchestra.
Nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award as Best Instrumental Arrangement


Behind the scenes

Alejandro Aviles
Todd Bashore
John Ellis
Tim Armacost
Terry Goss
Jonathan Powell
Brad Mason
Jim Seeley
Alex Norris
James Rodgers
Noah Bless
Eric Miller
Mike Fahie
Julien Labro
Pablo Aslan
Ferenc Nemeth