Emilio Teubal was born in Madrid, Spain in 1976. At that time, his parents were in exile from the dictatorship government in Argentina. After a year in Spain, the whole family moved to Mexico City where they spent five years. In 1984, with the return of the democracy, his family decided to go back to Argentina. Once in Buenos Aires, Emilio started playing the piano at the age of nine. He studied piano at the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires, and composition, arranging, and orchestration with private teachers. He was a very active performer in the tango and jazz scene of Buenos Aires until 1999, when he relocated to New York City to continue his musical studies.
In the United States, Emilio earned a BFA in Music from the City College of New York, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He also received the Bushwick Composition Award for two consecutive years. At CCNY his teachers included prominent jazz figures such as Marc Copland, Scott Reeves, Bruce Barth, Mike Holober, John Pattitucci, Cliff Korman and Ron Carter.
Emilio has released three albums as a bandleader. His latest, “Música Para Un Dragon Dormido,” released on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records, has been chosen as 2013 best album by several specialized media, and has been placed in the top 100 albums on the digital online store E-Music.The album received a worldwide press recognition with raving reviews and have even been labeled “classic albums of this modern jazz age in fifty years time… As near to perfection as you can get” (Dave Sumner Bird is The Worn). The album features some of Teubal’s longtime collaborators, Moto Fukushima, Sam Sadigursky and John Hadfield, plus special guests Erik Friedlander and Satoshi Takeishi.Prior to this album, Emilio has released two critically aclaimed records:La Balteuband(2006), and Un Monton de Notas (2009). Mr Teubal’s latest project is an 8-piece ensemble that features some of New York City’s most prominent jazz musicians including Brad Shepik (electric guitar), Josh Deutsch (trumpet), Satoshi Takeishi (drums) and Sam Sadigursky (clarinet and tenor sax).
Emilio has performed as a leader in some of the most prestigious avant-garde and jazz venues in New York City, among them LPR, Joes Pub, Iridium Jazz club,Zinc Bar,Subculture NYC,BAM cafe,Cornelia Street Cafe, 55 Bar, and others, as well as some major Jazz Festivals such as the 2010′ Buenos Aires Jazz Festival or the 2011 and 2012 Westfield Downtown Jazz Festival.
In 2007, Emilio was awarded Meet The Composer’s prestigious Van Lier Fellowship, which provides support for talented, culturally diverse young people who are seriously dedicated to a career in the arts.
His credits as a Jazz and Tango Pianist include performances and recordings with artists like the Grammy award winners Raul Jaurena and Fernando Otero, Erik Friedlander, Hector del Curto, Bob Mover, John Benitez, Lucia Pulido, Pedro Giraudo, Lisandro Adrover, Miguel Bertero, and Astor Piazolla’s legendary violinist Fernando Suarez Paz.
Emilio has also written music for TV and for several websites.His music has been featured in the independent movie Meet The Patels