Congratulations with your stop at the TangoJazz Nightclub El Elegante, the beloved nightlife destination for excellent live music and merry-making. Your host of the evening, Kay Sleking, combines the best tango & jazz musicians on stage and finds it a real pleasure to give you, beloved audience, a night to remember.

 

TangoJazz Nightclub El Elegante is located in the hidden pearl Bar Black at the Rembrandt square. One of the enchanting places in the centre of Amsterdam in the middle of the cultural highlife. Bar Black is a nightclub pur sang with a cosy dance floor. And as part of the four-star Hampshire Hotel Rembrandt Square, you can make your initial night-out into a weekend adventure with the special El Elegante Arrangements.

THE CAST

Kay Sleking

studied classical guitar at the Academy of Arts and the Rotterdam Conservatory and devoted himself to the Argentine Tango. In addition to guitar he plays doublebass and bandoneon and performs internationally as a soloist and with various tango ensembles. He leads a tango big band, the Orquesta Tipica Belgica, and has recorded several CD’s, including Guitarra Y Tango, Valdarno with Victor Hugo Villena (bandoneon), and Flor de lino with his guitar trio Guitarras tango. This year, his new CD from Buenos Aires will be released. Kay is a professor at CODARTS.

Andreas Rokseth

Pablo Martinez

Pablo Martínez (Bullas, 1989) studied at the Conservatory of Murcia (Spain) and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, obtaining a Bachelor de- gree in classical trombone, Master degree in jazz trombone and a Master degree in jazzbass trombone. He has won several awards in both classical and jazz competitions and has participated in the recording of over twenty albums. He leads his own project "Pablo Martinez Flamenco-Jazz Band" receiving the second prize in the semifinal of the Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2013 and performing in some of the best venues in Europe such as the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, the Jamboree in Barcelona and the Concertgebouw Koorzaal in Amsterdam. They released their first album “De madrugada” in 2016, featuring Jorge Pardo. He also works as a freelance musician, with bands such as CaboCubaJazz, The Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and the Metropole Orkest.

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Sieta Keizer

Studied at the Amsterdam Academy of Arts and continued her studies at the Academy of Drama. She directed Opera and Music Theater and worked over the years with many musicians and actors as casting director, resident director at Stage Entertainment and artistic director at Theater MLab. She taught at CODARTS and Fontys Academy of Music and Performing Arts. Besides her artistic work field she is an inspiring coach for artists and loves to see people shine in daily live and on stage.

Annet Schaap

Annet Schaap always wanted to become a draftsman, writer, or explorer. She studied at two art academies and a writer's school. Since 1991 she has illustrated almost 200 children's books and is best known in the Netherlands for her drawings on Francine Oomen's successful 'How To Survive' series. But she also illustrated many books by other beloved writers, such as Janneke Schotveld, Manon Sickle, Jacques Vriens, Annie M.G. Schmidt and Astrid Lindgren. She wrote Lampje, a book for children and young by heart adults, for which she received the Nienke van Hichtumprijs.