Norteño (band)

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Origin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres Tango
Years active 1993 (1993)–present
  • Pierre-Paul Provencher
  • Laurie Rosewarne
  • Sylvie Rocheleau
  • Garry Elliott
  • Nicolas Tremblay

Norteño is a Canadian "Tango nuevo" quintet from the Ottawa, Ontario area. It consists of Pierre-Paul Provencher (bandoneon),[1] Laurie Rosewarne (piano), Sylvie Rocheleau (violin), Garry Elliott (electric guitar), and Nicolas Tremblay (double-bass).


Norteño was started by Pierre-Paul Provencher and Laurie Rosewarne in 1993.[2] Norteño plays a lot of music by Ástor Piazzolla, as well as some of Provencher's and Elliot's compositions in his style: tango nuevo, which is a fusion of tango and jazz.[3]

In 2003, Norteño released an album entitled Milonga d'automne.[4]

Norteño performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1996, as well as some concerts at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The group performed at the Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2007.[3]


  1. ^ "Norteño Concert - Canada". Accordion Weekly, Laurie Rosewarne, 1999 03 05
  2. ^ "Un quintette coloré qui roule sa bosse depuis 20 ans". La Review, Mar 18, 2015 p. 29. Marie Pier LécUyer
  3. ^ a b "Ottawa jazz fest kicks off". Jam!, via DENIS ARMSTRONG Jun 22, 2007
  4. ^ "Le tango à la mode Norteño" Radio-Canada: Divines tentations > Chroniques. Interview.

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