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About Orquesta Z

Read the article from Berkeleyside

In addition to all being life-long musicians, we are tango lovers and dancers who wish to share the passion, the joy, the sadness, and the intimacy that is unique to Argentine tango.

We feel there is room to not only enjoy the richness of the past, but to bring the present into our music, including nuevo tango and our own compositions...but being led by a director who himself is an avid dancer, we know that the key to all of our music is that dancers have to share our passion and joy we have for the tango.

This will be our 9th year of bringing live Argentine tango to the San Francisco Bay Area. As of 9/23/13 Orquesta Z is a registered California 501(c)3 non-profit.


Bendrew Jong, bandoneon/vocal

Sandy Schniewind, double bass

Emily Bouton, violin

Elena Bouton, violin

Debra Feiger, piano


Victoria Perenyi, violin

Gail Machlis, violin

Jim Shallenberger, violin

Wakford Gong, violin

Joy Graham, violin

Ingrid Burger, violin

Carol Braves, violin

Catherine Jolly, cello

Tenzin Peterson, cello

Rebecca Trujillo, piano

Colleen Henry, piano

Barbie Wong, piano

James Shearer, double bass

Resh Michael Ortego, bando/vocal

Didem Kurt, kanun

Lynn Ewing, accordion


Mailing Address:

Orquesta Z

Bendrew Jong, Director

241 W J St

Benicia CA 94510

(925) 818-0800

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