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Orquesta Z

Argentine Tango Orchestra, and

Founder of Empanada Milonga presenting live music and performances

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

Marcelo Puig (guitar/vocals), Seth Asarnow (bandoneon), and Sascha Jacobsen (contrabass)

Encore Performance of our favorite tango trio Dec 12 from 2:30 - 6:00 PM

Special Tango Workshop from 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Class + Milonga (early-bird extended till 12/11/2021)

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1:00-6:00 PM


         at St. Clement's Berkeley

Live Music Encore Performance by the fabulous


​Argentine Tango Class & Performance by the Bay Area's favorite instructors


Tango DJ:  Don An

Date and Time:       Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1;00 PM to 6:00 PM

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

Tango Band:            Seth Asarnow, Marcelo Puig, and Sascha Jacobsen Trio

Tango instructors:    Maxi Copello II and Raquel Makow   


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

Admission:               $25    Tango Workshop     1:00 - 2:30

                                 $25    Live Music Milonga  2:30 - 6:00                        


          (Early bird discount is available only online until midnight Sat Dec 11)

Class Only (90 minute Workshop) (1:00-2:30)
Milonga (Tango Dance Party) Only (2:30-6:00)

Strict Covid Protocols:

1. All participants must show proof of full vaccination against Covid to be admitted.

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 Sat Dec 11, 2021. Please  email copy of vaccination to  [email protected]


Dec 12, 2021: Seth Asarnow -Marcelo Puig-Sascha Jacobsen Tango  Trio

Jan  9, 2021:   Orquesta Z back again for the new year!

                                                                                                      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!)