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 Eden Hotel, you can make your initial night-out into a weekend adventure.
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.
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.
Swings in the Jazz tonight! He started his career on the clarinet and switched over to the saxophone. Arthur plays in several jazz orchestras and performs regular with his trio. His smooth sound will fit beautiful into tango.
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.