Seth Asarnow, a native of the Bay Area, has a repertory consisting of hundreds of tangos. His playing is heard on recordings that range in style from traditional tangos to rock. He has composed film scores and has played on film soundtracks, and he works regularly with some of the finest tango dancers in the world.
He has been a featured soloist at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony and has performed Piazzolla's Four Seasons with Donald Runnicles and members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. He has also performed with the Santa Cruz and San Jose Chamber Orchestras and has toured Japan with his own trio. Recent appearances include NBC's "Dancing With the Stars" where he performed with the show "Forever Tango."
He is the bandoneonist and musical director of the show Tango Adamor and The Los Angeles Tango Festival as well as Nora's Tango Week. He also directs and performs often with his 'Sexteto Tipico," one of the few authentic traditional tango groups in the United States.
Seth’s musical influences include Aníbal Troilo, Leopoldo Federico and Astor Piazzolla, whom he met in 1989. He continues to promote the tango locally, teaching bandoneon and playing both public and private engagements.