Colectivo29 are a quintet, formed by Andrew James to perform music by tango composers Osvaldo Pugliese, Horacio Salgan and Astor Piazzolla. After becoming established on the Melbourne music scene they expanded their vision for tango music by arranging and performing contemporary tango music written by Australian composers.
Based in Melbourne, Australia, they have performed regularly at jazz clubs and bars in the local music scene. They have performed around Australia at the Canberra Festival of the Arts (2009), the Eltham Jazz Festival (2010) and the Biote World Music Cafe (2012). Featuring some of Australia's best young contemporary jazz and classical musicians, the quintet creates an original and lyrical vision of tango music in Australia.
Their debut album En Vivo was released in 2012 and warmly received around Australia with airplay on ABC Classic FM and local community radio. Copies are available by contacting Andrew. $25AUD (includes postage).