Congratulations with your first 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 Tango Noche with Martin de Ruiter. This year, his new CD from Buenos Aires will be released. Kay is a professor at CODARTS.
Martin de Ruiter
studied accordion at the Amsterdam Academy of Arts, and chamber music at the Rotterdam Conservatory. He performed at the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra, Toneelgroep Amsterdam and the National Theater. With his quartet El Conjunto he performed on international stages and was broadcasted in, among others, Reiziger in Muziek. In 2014 he started Capital Tango and composed for the theatrical dance show MinoTauroTango. Martin is a programmer of silent film and live music in the EYE Filminstituut The Netherlands and composed various scores.
studied Hammond Organ at the Rotterdam Conservatory and also devoted his piano skills in different genres (jazz, pop, latin, fusion). From 1995 to 1999 he was the pianist of the tango group Sexteto Canyengue, founded by Leo Vervelde and Carel Kraayenhof. With this group he performed all over the world (Montreal Jazz Festival, live session with Yo-Yo Ma). He played in various groups and projects, meanwhile working on a new style, a mix of jazz, latin, fusion and Argentine Tango, also given a nod to classic. Wim recorded several CD’s and is since 2002 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.