September 10th, 2021 7:30pm Stage 3
“A joyous, uplifting and deeply generous performance…just the tonic for the frayed nerves of many New Yorkers after another long winter in these parlous times…This is music as medicine for your soul.” – Tom Pryor (Songlines, Afropop Worldwide)
"A multilingual musician who can capture the emotions and soul of a community in a song.” (NPR), Eleanor Dubinsky's music lives at the tender edge where jazz, world, and pop sensibilities meet emotionally forthright songwriting. Hailing from St. Louis, MO and based in New York City, her sound is inspired by jazz, soul, Latin, and afro-Atlantic influences. Eleanor's creative roots are in classical cello. An accomplished vocalist and guitarist as well, she sings in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and brings open-hearted authentic cultural fluency to dynamic compositions that explore the fragile links between human emotions and responsibility.
Eleanor has made notable festival and concert appearances including Lincoln Center's Boro Linc: La Casita, the Philadelphia International Festival For The Arts at the Kimmel Center, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, World Cafe Philadelphia, the Guggenheim Museum and has performed in venues ranging from living rooms to amphitheaters in Portugal, Costa Rica, France, Guatemala, Cape Verde, Greece, the Czech Republic, Uruguay and Senegal. Eleanor has released three CDs to date: Touch The Sky (2011), Listen To The Music (2012) and Soft Spot of My Heart (2018). In 2020 Eleanor became a U.S. Department of Educational Affairs Arts Envoy, leading a four-month virtual songwriting and professional development program with young artists in the north of Honduras in partnership with the U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa. The program and resulting original songs were featured on NPR's Alt.Latino. She is currently preparing new tours with her six-piece band and in duo with Dario Acosta Teich.
Dario Acosta Teich
Born and raised in Tucuman, Argentina, now living in NYC, this “constantly running away from the comfort zone” artist applies a refined guitar technique to jazz harmonies, Latin American grooves, open-minded Free Jazz techniques and improvisation. As a performer, Dario has offered numerous concerts as a soloist as well as in countless groups and ensembles, not only in Argentina but in many parts of the world. He was invited to participate in festivals including the Young Chamber Music International Festival in Chile, the Guitars of the World International Festival, the Jerusalem Jazz International Festival and the Cosquin Folklore Festival. As a composer, Dario has written numerous pieces for solo instruments, ensembles and orchestras.
Dario has collaborated with some of the most recognized musicians in Argentina and his music has been praised by icons of the music scene in Israel: Idan Raichel, Albert Beger, Achinoam Nini and David Broza. In 2017 Dario was invited to record with William Parker (one of the greatest exponents of the free jazz in the world) in New York for his album Voices Fall From The Sky.
Dario’s second solo album To Fly, based on improvisations, was released by the label MULATTA RECORDS in New York City in January 2019. To Fly was nominated as best instrumental album for the Mercedes Sosa Awards in Argentina.