Mark Sakowski is a very versatile DJ with over 27 years experience playing music for dancers. He has been fortunate to have played multiple times for some of the largest swing, hustle and Argentine tango events in the U.S.A., many dance cruises and over 60 Stardust Dance Weekends in the Catskill Mountains of New York state.
For the last 21 years he has DJ'ed predominantly but not exclusively Argentine tango and specializes in playing an inspiring mix of traditional tango, vals & milonga in a similar style as the best milongas in Buenos Aires. A few of the venues Mark has DJ'ed at are: Eastern Market Milonga - DC, ESL Milonga - DC, El Besito Milonga - NJ, Milonga de Luz - DC, Milonga Portená - DC, Domingo Tango Club - NYC, La Nacional Milonga - NYC, Fandango De Tango 2014 - Texas, The All Night Milonga - NYC, Boston Tango Festival 2015, 2016 & 2017, One City Tango Marathon 2015 - VA, Milonga la clasica - Philadelphia, the Official ATUSA Championships in San Francisco in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 & 2023, the 2016 Providence New Year's Eve Tango Marathon and the International Tango Maya Tango Festival in Cancun, Mexico 2017 & 2018, Chicago Mini Tango Festival 2019 and En tus abrazos encuentro 2019. Mark was the DJ at A Midsummer Night's Swing "Hardcore Tango Night" with the Aces of Rhythm Sextet at Lincoln Center in New York City in 2017. New Orleans Encuentro 2021, Wine Country Encuentro 2022, Asheville Encuentro 2022, Poema Encuentro 2023, Queen City Tango Marathon 2023, Santa Barbara Encuentro 2023, Toronto Tango Experience 2022, El abrazo Milonga - NYC, Volver One Year Anniversary Milonga - NYC, Milonga Malevaje - San Francisco and El Valenciano Milonga - San Francisco are more of the milongas Mark has shared his music. Mark is a regular DJ at Tango La Nacional in NYC.
Mark also won the "1st Annual Tango DJ Competition" in Somerville, Massachusetts in September of 2013, is a guest DJ regularly at the prestigious Astoria Tango Club Milonga on Sundays in New York City and was the organizer, host and DJ of the longest running weekday milonga in the Washington DC area; Milonga Diversité in Coco Cabana Grill in Hyattesville, MD every Monday night for over 10 years.
Mark has DJ'ed over 1400 milongas and returned to DJ in April 2023 for the ninth consecutive year at the Official ATUSA Tango Championships in San Jose! He is also taught a "Tango DJ Workshop" at ATUSA in 2021 and 2022. Mark was called to DJ the reopening of the Astoria Tango Club in June of 2021 and the grand reopening of the All Night Milonga in NYC in December of 2021.
Mark and his life partner Hitomi Hayashi had organized & hosted the very successful 4th Saturday "Milonga Uno" in Washington, DC for the past three years before the pandemic.
Mark was honored to chosen to DJ the grand opening of Milonga Bailemos NYC Feebruary 5th, 2023 organized by Facundo Posadas & Gabriel Misse.
Mark is excite to be DJ'ing Friday night at the Los Vegas Tango Festival!