The Polish-Dutch MMusic Foundation invites you to the Polish Tour of Tango Extremo. The group will visit six Polish cities between 20 and 28 June 2015.

Since its creation in 2003, Tango Extremo has undergone a significant transformation. They have performed on almost all stages in The Netherlands and in numerous locations abroad. The group was founded by violinist Tanya Schaap who, from the very beginning, was the artistic motor of the band. The band’s line-up is quite unconventional, which presents many opportunities and gives it an extremely unique sound.

Tango Extremo presents a very varied repertoire. It is a mixture of classical music, jazz, Brazilian music and tango nuevo. Over the years, the group has specialised in Argentina’s Rio de la Plata regional music. It is difficult to imagine the Dutch music scene without Tango Extremo, an outstanding band that gives concerts at the biggest jazz festivals, classical concert halls and tango halls.

The group cooperates with a number of prominent musicians from all over the world. Tango Extremo’s composers and arrangers include such musicians as Martin Fondse, Ilja Reijngoud, Onno Krijn, Renard Aust, Wim Warman (Netherlands), Tomás Gubitch (Argentina), Gustavo Mozzi (Argentina), Francesco Venerucci (Italy) and Felipe Perez Santiago (Mexico).

Tango Extremo has performed in a number of countries, such as Italy, Croatia, Mexico, Turkey, Kurdistan, France, the UK, Belgium, South Korea, Uruguay, Portugal, Ireland, Russia, South Africa, Botswana and China.

In 2009, the musicians performed as the only non-Argentine group at the Buenos Aires Tango Festival – the world’s most prestigious event devoted to the dance.

In 2011, Tango Extremo presented their new programme – Viva la Vida! – in Dutch theatres, but also in Iceland, Greenland, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Venezuela, Ecuador and Colombia. In 2012, the group presented its sixth album – Toujours Bizarre – and set off on a tour to Bolivia, Germany and Switzerland. Since 2013, the group has been playing concerts all over the world and has also presented its new programmes of Maestros and Havana in Dutch theatres.

During their tour in Poland, Tango Extermo will perform in six cities:

June 21, 2015 Camping Marina – Szczecin Dąbie  | including workshop tango dance for youth
June 22, 2015 Art Café, Stargard Szczeciński
June 24, 2015 Club Bogart – Gomunice
June 25, 2015 Klub Szafa – Łódź
June 27, 2015  Na Skwerze, Warszawa feat. Włodek Pawlik
June 28, 2015 Klub Mjazzga –  Elbląg

Tango Extremo Quintet’s Polish line-up:
Tanya Schaap – violin, artistic direction
Marco Kegel – soprano saxophone
Hans van der Maas – accordion
Rob van Kreeveld – piano
Sander Kem – double bass

Special guest Włodek Pawlik will be on piano, together with the Dutch musicians to encourage the audience to dance the tango. The musicians will play newly-arranged compositions that are well-known to the Polish audience.
It is the only such concert featuring Poland’s most outstanding jazz musician of last year.


  • “El Silencio” (Munich Records, Sundisc (Taiwan), 2003
  • “Una Cosa Diferente” (Munich Records, Sundisc (Taiwain), 2004
  • “Érase una vez..” (Maxanter Records The World Series), 2007
  • “Carnaval de Bueons Aires” (Maxanter Records The World Series), 2008
  • “Fantango” (Maxanter Records The World Series), 2011
  • “Toujours Bizarre” (Maxanter Records The World Series), 2011
  • “Dama de Blanco”, 2013

More information about the group can be found on: Tango Extremo | MySpace | FB | JWA

More information about Włodek Pawlik can be found on: Włodek Pawlik | FB

More information about the concert tour can be found: Polish-Dutch Foundation MMusic

Photos © Tango Extremo, Mirosław Janus, Lech Basel

Poster design © Tomasz Karawajczyk


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