"Tango is the sad thought that one can dance." Contrary to the quote by the Argentine composer and author Enrique Santos Discépolo, the musicians of the Tango Orchestra Graz do not feel sadness, but rather enjoy playing music together, listening to the beautiful music and the Performances in front of a dancing audience.
The orchestra - which can be up to 13 people in total - arose from a musician's workshop as part of the Summerwine Tango Festival 2014 and consists mainly of ambitious amateurs who some professionals like to join. The focus of the repertoire of more than 30 Argentine classics is decidedly on the danceability of the music.
The selection of arrangements offers a wide range of styles from the Golden Age of Tango Argentino to the modern works of Astor Piazzolla. Some of the arrangements were written by Klaus Johns, so that the Tango Orchestra Graz also cherishes the memory of the great teacher of the Graz University of Arts who died too young.
With a varied repertoire of swing, dixieland, latin and blues, Papa's swing band from Graz in Styria creates a harmonious, musical setting for your event.
From the golden era of Chicago and Dixieland jazz, we play with current arrangements known standards with vocals and dance.
Papa's swing band is an octet with vocals, the ideal size between combo and big band, to perform the golden era of Chicago and Dixieland jazz musically and visually impressive.
The show group Swinging Wheels is a group of enthusiastic and excited dancers with and without wheels. They met three years ago and since then, they are inspiring the audience through their group dynamic and love for music. This year, they will enrich the All-In-One Ball with a choreography to 'Circle of Life'.