Guitar and direction
Born in Buenos Aires, and settled in Europe since 2002, Alejandro Picciano has a long career as an author and performer of more than twenty albums.
From his childhood he was influenced by different genres of popular music, such as Rock, Jazz and Argentine Folklore. Thanks to this, and his extensive training, he combines his passion for Tango, where he brings a highly personal style with his electric guitar, with a new and alternative sound.
He has studied guitar with great masters such as Marcelo Mayor (Jazz and Harmony), Armando de la Vega (Guitar Tango) and Juan Benitez (Jazz-Rock), as well as studying the popular music career at SADEM (School of Music of the Syndicate of Musicians of Buenos Aires).
As soloist guitarist, arranger and musical director, he recorded four albums in a duet with the singer Mariel Martínez, with great acceptance from the public and the specialized press, giving place to concerts in Spain, France, England, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Morocco, Argentina, Ireland, Israel, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Ukraine and Belarus.
In 2008 he creates La Porteña Tango Trío, and recorded in 2012 "Un Placer!", a live album during his presentation at the Teatro Calderón in Madrid. During 2011 he participated with Litto Nebbia recording guitars in the song that gives title to the CD "La Canción del Mundo".
The following year, he recorded and re-arranged for Mariel Martínez a new CD of an intimate format called "Esos otros Tangos", nominated as best album of the year at the prestigious Gardel Awards 2014 of Argentina.
In January 2015 he produced the show and album "Buenos Aires ... Cuando lejos me vi", which was presented with nine performances at the Compac Theater in the Gran Vía of Madrid, returning to position the Tango in Spain after several years of absence. In September of that same year he edited the DVD "Cádiz", live recorded in the Castle of Santa Catalina (Cádiz).
In 2016 he recorded, under the direction of Litto Nebbia, the CD dedicated to the work of the composer Héctor "Chupita" Stamponi with La Porteña Tango Trío and Eugenia Giordano in voice, with participation by Nebbia and Ana Sofía Stamponi, granddaughter of the author.
At the end of 2015, he creates two new shows under his direction, “QUÉ ME VAN A HABLAR DE AMOR!” which becomes the Tango show with the highest audience in Europe during 2016/17, and "DANZARÍN", a tribute to the classic instrumental and the different Argentine dances related to Tango, such as the Milonga, the Walts Criollo, Candombe and folk dances, like Malambo.
In the 10 years of his career as director of LA PORTEÑA TANGO TRÍO, he has performed on 20 countries of 4 continents, adding more than 600 concerts.