the jungle jazz band
The Jungle Jazz Band is a traditional jazz band formed by young international musicians based in Berlin. They all share the same passion for the oldest jazz in the world, born in New Orleans in the early 20th century. The Jungle have already gained recognition within the European swing dance community and are known for offering some of the best hot jazz in the scene. They often collaborate with well-known musicians from New Orleans such as Meschiya Lake, Russell Welch, or Joseph Faison and have assembled the finest musicians to turn the heat up even higher.
The band resurrects the original rough and powerful sound of early jazz where music was meant to be hot, entertaining and danceable. Inspired by the greatest composers such as Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong’s hot five, Sidney Bechet, the band delivers fresh interpretations and thrilling arrangements, exciting all kinds of audiences from dancers, jazz connoisseurs to party crowds.
Laurent Humeau – trumpet
Eldar Tsalikov – clarinet, saxophones, vocals
Carlos Santana – piano, trombone, vocals
Thomas Dekas – banjo
Ben Lehmann – tuba
François Perdriau – drums