Bassist and composer Torben Westergaard is a versatile artist who with 12 CDs released in his name, tours in more than 20 countries and nearly six years in the jazz mecca New York, has made his mark on the Danish and international jazz scene.
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 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.
“Torben Westergaard‘s charismatic concoction of Nordic jazz and Argentinean tango just keeps getting stronger and more refined”. birdistheworm.com (USA)
The music can be described as ‘modern tango jazz’ and draws on both the chamber music tradition of traditional tango as well as the improvisational language of jazz. The aim is to find a third term between tango and jazz in the common denominator in the gentle melancholy that bears Argentine tango as well as Nordic jazz.
Torben Westergaard & The Tangofied Ensemble:
Ida Nørholm (cello/DK), Anders Banke (bass clarinet/DK), Alejandro Sancho (guitar/ARG) and Torben Westergaard (bass/composition).
Special guests: Ida-Marie Arendt: viola, Katrine Bundgaard: viola, Francesco Calí: Accordion, Andrea Pellegrini: vocal, Peter Rosendal: piano, Anders Skibsted: Bandoneon, Anders Vesterdahl: accordion.
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21. februar Sorø Kunstmuseum
2. marts Jazzselskabet Aarhus & Aarhus Tangoforening
7. oktober (med Ursula Andkjær Olsen), Klaverfabrikken, Hillerød
24. juli Sorø Jazzfestival
8. februar: Gentoftegade bibliotek
21. december: Dansk Kapelmesterforening (lukket arrangement)
30. april: Musikkens Hus, Aalborg
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
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
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
9. september: Camilonga, Copenhagen – featuring Diego Schissi
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