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Book a Lesson with Dario Boente
The term "crossover artist" can mean many things. In the case of Argentine pianist and composer Dario Boente, it means a musician who is equally at home performing romantic Argentine and jazz compositions on a grand piano, as he is programming world-beat electronica.
Dario's musical personality energetically bridges the jazz and dance genres, and is a direct outgrowth of his own life. Having been brought up in Argentina and Spain, immersed in the culture of tango and Brazilian music, he pursued his formal studies at Berklee School of Music (Boston) , the Guildhall School of Music (London), and the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program (New York) and his social life in the jazz and electronica scenes of New York, Madrid, London, and Ibiza .
In the early 90’s, Dario toured the Euro circuit playing with pop band Imagination and with Spanish flamenco singer Jose el Frances, making dance tracks, and performing in major jazz festivals.
In 1999, Dario moved to New York City. Since then, he has released seven albums and compilations as a leader, featuring well-known jazz musicians such as three-time Grammy Award winner Antonio Sanchez on drums, guitarist Ronny Jordan, saxophonist Miguel Zenon, harmonica player Gregoire Maret and flutist Jorge Pardo, among others.
Currently, Dario leads his own bands Huge in Japan and Proyecto Sur, works in the studio as a pianist/keyboardist with R&B multi Grammy Award winner Joshua Thompson, and has publishing deals as a composer with Afire Music and Popular Beat Combo.
As a side man, Dario has played and/or recorded with guitarist Ronny Jordan, Grammy Award winning Louie Vega’s band called Elements of Life, multi-platinum selling Italian singer Jovanotti, trombonist William Cepeda, bassist Pablo Aslan, guitarists Hernan Romero and Ximo Tebar, percussionist Mino Cinelu, trombonist Frank Lacy’s 13 Piece Band, drummer Victor Jones’s Culturversy, DJ Louie Vega, and producer Kerri Chandler. He performed piano duets with Dave Kikoski and Richie Beirach and played keyboards on Big Joe Turner’s European tour.
Dario has performed in more than 20 countries worldwide, and his compositions have been included in over two dozen albums and compilations. Dario’s composition “Game Over” has been featured for the promo trailer of the second season of the T.V. Series “Lie To Me” for Fox TV Japan. Dario resides in New York City.