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.
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.
Matías Pedrana started his career as a flute player. In 2000 he moved from Argentina to Europe and decided to study bandoneon. He obtained his bandoneon diploma at Codarts (Rotterdam) in 2008. Matias has performed with, among others, Orquesta Tipica OTRA, Nueva Manteca and Het Gelders Orkest. He also participated in CD recordings of Gotan Project.
Fernando Sanchez studied saxophone at the Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espectáculo in Portugal and continued his jazz study at the Amsterdam Academy of Arts. Fernando performed at many jazz venues and theaters as the Bimhuis, North Sea Jazz Club and Theater Carré.
Sebastiaan van Delft
Sebastiaan van Delft started with organ and piano lessons. He studied classical church organ at the conservatory of Hilversum. He also took jazz piano lessons with various jazz musicians. Sebastiaan played with Carel Kraayenhof's 'Sexteto Canyengue' for years. He plays in various tango, jazz and classical ensembles.
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.
Jan Kal (1946) is most likely the most productive writer of sonnets in the Dutch language area. He has written more than a thousand sonnets and this number is still growing. In his sonnets he reflects life with humor, timeliness and melancholy. Jan Kal is also active as a translator of poems. His most important publication in this respect is a collection of translated love poems by the Roman poet C. Valerius Catullus. The title of this bundle from 2000 is Let our lives and minuses; The most beautiful love poems. Jan Kal will add another poetic layer to the night with his sonnets, reflecting on the moment.