Juan D’Arienzo (December 14, 1900-January 14, 1976) was a violinist, pianist, band leader and composer. His nickname was “El Rey del Compás” (The King of the Beat). D’Arienzo was born on December 14th, 1900 in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Balvanera. His orchestra is considered one of the "Big Four" orchestras of Argentine tango.
Part 1: Introduction and Early Career (1900 to 1934)
Part 2: Tango Cancíon and The Guardia Nueva: The Lead Up to D'Arienzo
Part 3: The D'Arienzo Revolution (1935 to 1939)
Part 4: Re-Invention and the Final Years (1940 to 1975)
Part 5: References and Resources