Norteño (band)

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OriginOttawa, Ontario, Canada
Years active1993 (1993)–present
  • Pierre-Paul Provencher
  • Laurie Rosewarne
  • Sylvie Rocheleau
  • Garry Elliott
  • Nicolas Tremblay

Norteño is a Canadian "Tango nuevo" quintet from Ottawa, Ontario. 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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