Philadelphia's first tango music ensemble, Oscuro Quintet, evokes the passion and the grace of tango from dance floors to concert halls with a mind toward both the music of the past and the vanguard of progression. Bandoneonist Shinjoo Cho, bassist Benjamin Blazer, violinist Joseph Kauffman, guitarist Jason Klinke, and pianist Greg Strohman bring together their international and diverse musical backgrounds to offer distinct interpretation of tango and a new breed of exciting chamber music.

Since its founding in 2006, Oscuro Quintet was presented at the Kimmel Center, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Painted Bride, and Embassy of Argentina in Washington DC, among many in the east coast. Oscuro Quintet released its first full-length album on Parma Recordings in November 2011 and appeared on WHYY's TV show On Canvas, which hailed them as “a modern supergroup… one of the most original and acclaimed tango ensembles on the East Coast.” Their large repertoire includes traditional tango, music of Astor Piazzolla, and new chamber music written and adapted for their unique and versatile instrumentation.