Torben Westergaards Tangofied Ensemble Band

Torben Westergaard’s The Tangofied Ensemble

“Torben Westergaard‘s charismatic concoction of Nordic jazz and Argentinean tango just keeps getting stronger and more refined”.

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Bassist and composer Torben Westergaard is a versatile artist who has made his mark on the Danish and international jazz scene. He has released 12 CDs under his name, toured over 20 countries, and lived in the jazz mecca of New York City for nearly six years.

The Tangofied Ensemble’s first CD, TANGOFIED (2012), was recorded in Buenos Aires in collaboration with pianist/arranger Diego Schissi and his orchestra. The CD received excellent reviews and was nominated in two categories for the Danish Music Award – Jazz, 2013. The following release, TANGOFIED II, recorded in Buenos Aires and Copenhagen, also received critical acclaim and was DMA nominated in 2014. In March 2017, the conclusion of the trilogy, TANGOFIED III, was released, and once again critically praised internationally.

The music may be described as ‘modern tango jazz’ and draws on both the chamber music tradition of traditional tango and the improvisational language of jazz. Our aim is to find a third term between tango and jazz in the common denominator of the gentle melancholy that is found in both Argentine tango and Nordic jazz.

Torben Westergaard & The Tangofied Ensemble:
Ida Nørholm (cello/DK), Anders Banke (bass clarinet/DK), Alejandro Sancho (guitar/ARG), Torben Westergaard (bass/composition).

Special guests: Ida-Marie Arendt: viola, Benedikte Artved: viola, Francesco Calí: Accordion, Johan Krarup: cello, Andrea Pellegrini: vocal, Peter Rosendal: piano, Anders Skibsted: Bandoneon, Anders Vesterdahl: accordion.

Live July, 2020, on DR (Danish National TV)
Tangofied - first album in the Tangofied trilogy by Torben Westergaard, 2012
Tangofied - first album in the Tangofied trilogy by Torben Westergaard, 2012
Tangofied II - second album in the Tangofied trilogy by Torben Westergaard, 2014
Tangofied III - third album in the Tangofied trilogy by Torben Westergaard, 2017
Torben Westergaard's The Tangofied Ensemble

Se tangomusikken og hør danserne

Oplev The Tangofied Ensemble sammen med to af Danmarks bedste tangodansere, nemlig Jessica Naeser & Martin Nymann Pedersen. En sådan aften kan forme sig fx således:

  • 50 min. koncert med musikken fra Tangofied CD’erne med 4-5 indlagte danse med Jessica & Martin.
  • efterfølgende 50 min. milonga dansekoncert med The Tangofied Ensemble.
  • gerne med lokal TJ (Tango DJ) involveret.
  • Jessica & Martin kan evt. instruere “intro til tango” umiddelbart før koncerten.

Tidligere koncerter

2021
6. juni Kulturkaravanen Hvalsø

2020
1. oktober Giant Steps, Svendborg, Denmark
30. juni Sommerscenen, DR2/P2/P8

2019
11. september Hvalsø Kirke
21. februar Sorø Kunstmuseum – featuring Peter Rosendal og Johan Krarup

2018
2. marts Jazzselskabet Aarhus & Aarhus Tangoforening

2017
7. oktober (med Ursula Andkjær Olsen), Klaverfabrikken, Hillerød
24. juli Sorø Jazzfestival8. februar: Gentoftegade bibliotek

2016
21. december: Dansk Kapelmesterforening (lukket arrangement)
30. april: Musikkens Hus, Aalborg

2015
27. november: Tranquebar, Kbh. – featuring Francesco Calí
20. august: Kulturmødet, Nykøbing Mors – featuring Andra Pellegrini
9. juli: Copenhagen Jazzhouse, Paradise, Huset – featuring Andra Pellegrini & Anders Skibsted
23. maj: Open Air Academy/Golden Days, Brede – featuring Andra Pellegrini
30. januar: Tango Urquiza, Kbh. – featuring Anders Skibsted

2014
6. september: Kolding Tangoforening, Nicolai – featuring Andra Pellegrini
5. september: Tango Urquiza, Kbh.
14. august: Roskilde Tangoforening, Museumsøen
20. marts: Giant Steps, Svendborg – featuring Andra Pellegrini

2013
20. december: Poema, Copenhagen – featuring Andra Pellegrini
5-6. oktober: Norilsk, Russia – featuring Andra Pellegrini
7. september: Atlas, Aarhus Festuge – featuring Andra Pellegrini & Diego Schissi
15. august: Roskilde Tangoforening, Museumsøen – featuring Ziva Altman
3. marts: M2 Tango, Copenhagen – featuring Andra Pellegrini

2012
9. september: Camilonga, Copenhagen – featuring Diego Schissi