Congratulations with your stop at the TangoJazz Nightclub El Elegante, the beloved nightlife destination for excellent live music and merry-making. Your hosts of the evening, Kay Sleking and Sieta Keizer, combine the best tango & jazz musicians on stage and find 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.
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 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.
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.
Alexander Vocking started to play the double bass at an early age and studied at the department of Argentine Tango of the World Music department of Codarts. During his study he formed together with his fellow students the tango quintet Locos Lindos. With this quintet he performs international and also participates in various tango ensembles.
Andreas Rotseth studied with per Arne at the Sibelius Academy in Norway. Last year he finished his master studies at the department of Argentinean Tango (Codarts). Together with his sister Juli Rokseth he formed a duo bandoneon and harp. Their repertoire insists of either own compositions based on the folk music of Norway and Argentinean tango, and traditional tango pieces in new arrangements.
DJ El Chino
Busts some real Blues spice to Tango! DJ El Chino, aka René Oei, runs together with Gabriëlle Nederend the tango dance school Tango Talks at the west side of Amsterdam. Rene knows how to lighten up your moves by combine traditional tango with neo tango and other smooth styles.
They are a creative duo based in Amsterdam, churning out feel-good-soulful-organic-electronic music. Although from different, cultural backgrounds, the two have a lot in common and this shines through in their rigorous work ethic. This night their music will mix with Tango beats and get the R&BTango flavor.