Norteño is a self-proclaimed "Tango nuevo quintet" from the Ottawa, Ontario area. It was started by Pierre-Paul Provencher and Laurie Rosewarne in 1993. It consists of Provencher (bandoneon), Rosewarne (piano), Sylvie Rocheleau (violin), Garry Elliott (electric guitar), and Nicolas Tremblay (double-bass).
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. They have released one album entitled Milonga d'automne.
Norteño has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1996, as well as some concerts at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
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