Press

“Maria Volonte is an Argentine singer whose refreshing interpretation of tango stole my heart… With her mature sensuality, her music feels both deeply sensual and awash in nostalgia — a unique blend of melancholy and a potent brew. Consume responsibly.”
— National Public Radio (NPR)

“The best-kept secret of Argentinian tango… Well established and widely respected in her native Argentina, Maria Volonte is a singer who can switch between jazz and blues-influenced vocals, intimate Argentinian-style folk singing and classic big tango diva numbers.”
— Songlines

“María Volonté combines the earthiness of Edith Piaf with the sassiness of Eartha Kitt.”
— Jazz Perspectives

“Tango’s shimmering star… She’s got style, class and sass!”
— Global Rhythm magazine

“One of the best voices in tango today. Volonté is one of a kind!”
— Clarin (Argentina)

“Volonté has the unmistakable mark of a true artist.”
— Ambito (Argentina)

“María Volonté sings and puts her passionate heart and pure professionalism in each verse.”
— Pagina 12 (Argentina)

“…We immediately knew we were in the presence of a real heavy singer; everybody knew right away there was something different going on.”
— Jazz Talk

“Volonte has a long history in Argentine traditional music, and its elements enriched everything she played and sang. But, far more than just an emissary for her native country’s music, she demonstrated a desire, as well as a skill, in using those roots to grow an entrancing creative expression that is uniquely her own.”
— Los Angeles Times

“Maria Volonté is an intriguingly versatile and original Argentinian singer and songwriter who has been nominated for a Latin Grammy… She can mix an intimate treatment of tango classics by the great Astor Piazzolla… with echoes of late-night jazz and Latin-blues fusion. She has a cool, emotional style, plays impressive acoustic guitar, and is willing to experiment.”
— The Guardian

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