Direct from Buenos Aires for a rare New York appearance, Bernardo Monk is an active exponent of the contemporary tango stream in Buenos Aires, performing and recording with celebrated tango stars such as bandonoenists Néstor Marconi and Daniel Binelli as well as singer Horacio Molina. A Berklee graduate in 2003, Monk lived in Boston for eight years. During his time in the U.S. he performed, toured and/or recorded with such premier groups as bassist Oscar Stagnaro's Peru Mestizo, the Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, Sol y Canto, and Puerto Rican percussionist Equie Castrillo's Latin Big Band. His discography as a soloist includes "Cambio de frente" (2011), "Ponele la firma" (2006)
and "Estación Buenos Aires" (2004). In 2008 he collaborated with Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov in the recording of the soundtrack for Francis Ford Coppola's film "Tetro". Monk is also the author of the book "The Saxophone In Tango", the first method in its kind, dedicated to the inclusion of the saxophone in Argentine tango music.