Sexteto StazoMayor with maestro Luis Stazo.
Born in Buenos Aires, he started playing the bandoneón when being only 7 years old. At the age of 11 he already played in child orchestras. Until the foundation of the Sexteto Mayor in 1973 , with which he has registered more than 20 CDs, he played and accompanied famous musicians of tango like Osmar Maderna, Angel Vargas, Juan Carlos, Cobián, Jorge A. Fernández, Lucio Demare, Argentino Galván, Alberto Morán And the unforgettable Roberto Goyeneche, "el Polaco".
As an arranger he has made more than 150 arrangements only for the Sexteto Mayor. During his long carrier of more than 60 years he has played on all stages of the world. Awards like the Konex, the great award of Sadayc (Association of authors and compositors of the Argentina) or the Latin Grammy in the year 2004 are only a few to mention. In his more than 100 compositions one can find pieces like "No nos veremos más" and "Orgullo Tanguero". Some of them have been written together with Ernesto Baffa, Enrique Cadícamo, Julio de Caro and Federico Silva. The arrangements of "Los 14 Julio de Caro", which belong to the most outstanding pieces, are still appreciated by all musicians all over the world.
During the last 20 years Luis Stazo, together with the Sexteto Mayor, has accompanied the Broadway Productions "Tango Argentino" and "Tango Pasión".
From 2005 on Luis Stazo not only plays, writes and arranges for Sexteto StazoMayor but is also a very warmly welcomed arranger and special guest of symphony orchestras. Furthermore, he wrote the main song for the documentary "Carmencita" (on DVD) and plays it in the film by himself.
In 2008 Luis Stazo was called back with his freshly-founded Sexteto in the absolutely new-formed show "Tango Pasión-El ultimo Tango".
As one of the few still living “fueyeros” (bandoneón player), he makes his audience feel the passion and melancholy of his city Buenos Aires.