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Orquesta Z

Argentine Tango Orchestra

Coming...ORQUESTA Z presents:

Sunday, Nov 14, 2021, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


at St. Clement's Berkeley

Live tango music by the best tango trio in the Bay Area, our guest:

       Seth Asarnow, Marcelo Puig & Sasha Jacobsen Trio

Special 90 minute tango workshop with world-renown instructors:

        Eduardo Saucedo and Christy Cote.

Come celebrate our 9th year of Empanada Milonga in Berkeley, our monthly Argentine Tango Party at lovely St. Clement's in Berkeley, CA.

Date and Time: Sunday, November 14, 2021, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Place: St. Clement's Dance Hall  (2837 Claremont Blvd, Berkeley, CA)

Guest Tango Instructors: Eduardo Saucedo and Christy Coté (Class at 1:00 PM)

Guest Tango Band:  Seth Asarnow, Marcelo Puig, and Sasha Jacobsen

Guest Tango DJ: Don An, organizer and DJ for San Jose's popular Dance Blvd. 

Admission: $25 Special Pre-Milonga Workshop ONLY, starts promptly at 1:00 PM

                   $25 Live Music Milonga Dance Party ONLY from 2:30 - 6:00 PM

                   $45 Both Class + Milonga

     Special  $40 Class + Milonga Pre-sale Price (Reservations for 50 students).

                   Buy reserve tickets online at

(all students with student IDs can participate for 50% off.  Must be vaccinated and follow Covid restrictions.  No alcohol served if you're under 21 years old.)

Join us for a fabulous dance party at the beloved St. Clement's Dance Hall.

Refreshments and wine will be served at our outdoor garden patio.  We are so pleased to select local bakeries and Orquesta Z will provide complimentary Argentine Malbec and California Cabernet.

Presale Admission Ticket for both Class and Milonga

Strict Covid Protocols:

1. All participants must show proof of vaccination or negative test for Covid.

2. Everyone will need to wear masks indoors.

3. Everyone will have their temperature taken. No one with fever allowed.

4. Outdoor patio (and dancing if you wish) for refreshments without masks okay.

After 18 months of Covid-19 shutdown, we are pleased to begin our monthly milonga at the lovely St. Clement's as we begin our 9th year of presenting live Argentine tango in Berkeley on each 2nd Sunday of the month, featuring Orquesta Z or a guest tango band if we are touring.

Thank you our tango friends and family for supporting our non-profit endeavors for so many years and supporting Argentine tango in the Bay Area!

Presale discount ends midnight Nov 13, 2021. Please  email copy of vaccination to  [email protected]


Oct 24, 2021: Orquesta Z at Tango de Orinda. 

Nov 14, 2021: Seth Asarnow and Marcelo Puig at Empanada Milonga

                          with special guest, Sasha Jacobsen.

Dec 12, 2021: Seth Asarnow and Marcelo Puig at Empanada Milonga

Jan  9, 2021:   Orquesta Z at Empanada Milonga at St. Clement's Berkeley

(note: when Orquesta Z is unavailable, we will still present the best of tango DJ's and local live music at our own Sunday Empanada Milongas!)

                                                                                                      Orquesta Z

(photo by Frank Tapia)

Also many thanks to our local sponsors:

Mechanics Bank in Orinda, where Orquesta Z has banked its entire existence and we are in love with the staff of the Orinda branch, where they are instrumental in our survival, with sponsorship and service!!!

The Wooden Table Bakery in Oakland, making the best Argentine baked goods in the Bay Area, and who provides us with support and alfajores!!! :)  Thank you to Argentine-born Andres!

And Cafe Buenos Aires, who provides us with Diana's house-made empanadas in vegetarian and meat selections that we proudly serve at our milongas.

about Orquesta Z

Formed in 2011, Orquesta Z is composed of San Francisco Bay Area musicians with a love for Argentine tango. Our repertoire is rich with Golden Era Argentine tangos plus modern and original compositions from today and from around the world. The tangos we play are chosen to be interesting, engaging, and most importantly danceable!

Orquesta Z is a California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed to teach, perform, and present the dance and music of Argentine tango and the world to our multi-cultural constituency.

piano/ukelele: Barbie Wong (Oakland Public Conservatory)

double bass: Sandy Schniewind (Prometheus Symphony)

violin: Wakeford Gong (UC Berkeley/founding member Awesöme Orchestra Collective)

violin: Viki Perenyi (Buenos Aires Blstervás Tango)

cello: Tenzin Peterson

vocals/bando: Bendrew Jong (UC Berkeley...and yes, he wrote and directed his high school musical!)