Stefan, the TJ.

Stefan is a dancer. And he loves music. That’s why he’s TJing ..
Stefan, the TJ

Soon after he started dancing he also began TJing back in 1998. Since then he’s grown out to one of the house TJs in El Corte. He’s providing the music during the Chain Salons (together with other TJs) and at other occasions in El Corte. Besides that he’s TJing both at festivals & other events as Marathons or Encuentros all over Europe.

His main goal is to connect to the dancers and create a specific mood & atmosphere during a milonga that keeps the dancers going and offers a great diversity. Therefore he’s creating a coherent structure by using tandas (four songs per tanda, two tandas of Tangos followed by a tanda of Milongas or Vals alternately). If the location and the situation allows it he also includes cortinas.

His main ingredient form the orchestras from the Epoca de Oro but he also loves to give his music a twist by playing the lovely old & playful music from the Guardia Nueva. At some events he’s also using pieces of Neo-Tango or even Non-Tango music to interpolate with the classical Tango music.

At the end it’s all about the old saying:
“What kind of music do you like?” “Good music.”

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Fotos by Joachim Jundt
List of events he’s TJing in 2017:
2017
March 4th TJ during the main event on Saturday evening & the Sunday afternoon at the
Chained Salon @ El Corte in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
March 11th TangoSpring Festival @ Tango El Beso in Müster, Germany
March 18th Abrazo Dulce in Antwerp, Belgium
April 14th The Easter Ensueños Project in Amersfoort, The Netherlands
April 28th – May 1st Tango Primavera in Stockholm, Sweden
May 13th @ Tango Cheshire in Macclesfield, UK
June 2nd tango8 in Cologne, Germany
September 21st-24th Maratango in Mannheim, Germany
December 31st New Year’s Party @ El Corte in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
And here is the list of past events:
2016
January 8th Weekend @ La Cita in Kehl, Germany
January 16th Tango Liberta in The Netherlands
April 23rd La Milonguita @ BE-Tango in Brussels, Belgium
May 14th @ Tango Cheshire in Macclesfield, UK
July 1st-3rd 5th Amor en Budapest Tango Marathon in Budapest, Hungary
August 13th Milonga Alegre in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
August 20th Milonga Factory in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
September 4th Tango in de Tuin in Gouda, The Netherlands
September 8th StudiLonga in Halle, Germany
September 23rd Maratango in Mannheim, Germany
December 16th tango8 in Cologne, Germany
December 31st New Year’s Party @ El Corte in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2015
February 15th Tango 11 Special in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 22nd Chill-out milonga during “The adventure called Music” in Amersfoort, The Netherlands
March 28th Grand bal de Tango at the CAPe Ettelbruck, Luxemburg
April 4th TJ during the main event on Saturday evening & the Sunday afternoon at the
Chained Salon in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
May 1st 1. Encuentro de Brujas in Bruges, Belgium
May 22nd 7. TangoWeekender in Mattstedt, Germany
June 27th-28th Cheltenham International Tango Festival in Cheltenham, UK
September 6th “Tango with Friends” at Tango aux Frontières
September 17-20th Alpine Abrazo 2015 in Austria
October 24th Pop-Up Milonga @ De Danswerkplaats in Amersfoort, The Netherlands
December 31st New Year’s Party @ El Corte in Nijmegen, The Netherlands