Tango Jazz

wall2wall Jazz Festival


  • Sunday 1st September 2019
  • Tango Jazz led workshop: 12noon to 1pm
  • Tango Jazz performance: 2pm



  • £15.00
  • Book online or tickets on the door

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Monday 26th August

Tuesday 27th August

Wednesday 28th August

Thursday 29th August

Friday 30th August

Saturday 31st August

Throughout the day, enjoy jazz vinyls in the bar during theatre intervals with Nick Steel – The Windup Merchant

Sunday 1st September

Our ‘Jazz Through the Ages’ exhibition will be displayed Saturday the 31st August and Sunday 1st September at the Melville Centre

We are delighted to pledge a contribution of £3 from every ticket sold for the Tango Jazz gig to Tŷ Hafan, to support its dedicated provision of palliative care to children and young people and support for their families.

If any local organisation would like to join us and boost the pledge, please drop us an email – info@blackmountainjazz.co.uk.

Tango Jazz Quartet (TJQ) mixes the melodic and rhythmic patterns of Tango with the harmonies and improvisation of Jazz. This new approach to tango and jazz has received an enthusiastic response both in Argentina and abroad.

Saxophonist and clarinetist Gustavo Firmenich, leader of the TJQ, has recreated with this group dances during

TJQ revisits past golden ages in Buenos Aires, where tango and jazz coexisted but were played separately.  The Quartet explores what the two genres have in common and adds something distinctive of jazz that was lacking in tango – improvisation.

With 20 international tours and more than 25 countries visited, TJQ has performed in the most prestigious venues of the world, where its musical concept has very well received by very different audiences.

World-renowned French accordionist Richard Galliano said of the Tango Jazz Quartet – “This is the first time I’ve heard a fusion of Jazz and Tango that works and makes sense”.

TJQ are led by Gustavo Firmenich on tenor sax and clarinet.  The other members are Horacio Acosta (piano), Federico Hilal electric bass) and  Alejandro Beelmann (drums).

Tango Jazz Quartet will be leading a workshop before their performance, at the Melville Centre from 12 noon to 1pm. The workshop is an opportunity to learn more about TJQ’s music style and it is open to any musician. 

For details, please email info@blackmountainjazz.co.uk – or call Mike on 07958 612691.

There is no charge for the workshop, although donations to our Tŷ Hafan pledge will be gratefully received and passed on.

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