Introducing Germany’s Jungle Jazz Band

Launched in Germany earlier this year, “The Jungle Jazz Band”,
a veritable newcomer on European jazz circuits,
is quickly making its mark.

The Jungle Jazz Band

“In the Jungle” are Laurent Humeau (Trumpet), Eldar Tsalikov (Reeds, Vocal), Carlos Santana (Trombone, Vocal), François Perdriau (Drums, Cymbals, Cow Bell, Wood Block),
Quentin Bardi (Banjo) and Jack Butler (Soussa).
Jack has played with Frog and Henry. 

Quickly established on the Berlin jazz scene, The Jungle are now reaching out across Europe, including the festival network. Most recently came a ten week tour of Holland taking in 40 variety shows during which they recorded five tracks with senior sound engineer, Thijs Peters.

“The Animule Dance”, their first release, was produced in two sessions at the Nadanadi Studio, Berlin – in august 2018 and February 2019.

Jungle Jazz Band YouTubes

Bouncing Around
Grandpa’s Spell
“Nola Stomp”

Next “Stomp” in the UK?
“We would love to share our passion for traditional jazz with UK audiences!” (The Jungle)

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Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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  1. norman gibson says:

    Playing reeds in ‘Grandpa’s Spell’ may well be Eldar Tsalikov, but certainly in the other three videos that’s Laurent Habert on Clarinet ( he of ‘The Old Fish Band’ – Berlin’ and who toured UK earlier this year with the ‘ Frog and Henry ‘ band ) I certainly like ‘ The Jungle Jazz Band ‘ and would like to see them live.

  2. Peter Butler says:

    Names of musicians as supplied by François, Norman. He has approved the feature.

  3. Jim McIntosh says:

    Good, good, good!!! (Excuse the edit, Jim, taking account of Norman’s comment below).

  4. Trevor Stent says:

    I agree with Jim! I’ve already approached this band for Fest Jazz 2020 in Brittany and I’m hopeful they will be with us. It will be good to see Jack Butler at the festival as he grew up in these parts and is the son of Peter Butler, the bass player with Good Time Jazz … who started the festival 15 years ago.

  5. norman gibson says:

    Good thinking Trevor, but maybe not to use Jim’s quote in your programme perhaps ! Norm888

  6. Jim McIntosh says:

    I fully understand Norman and apologise for my language. BUT, they are good, and furthermore they swing! Great band! x

  7. Peter Butler says:

    I slipped in a quick edit, Jim.

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