Jungle by Night
Latin Jazz - World Fusion
Pieter van Exter (tenor sax); Ko Zandvliet (trombone); Bo Floor (trumpet); Jac van Exter (guitar); Pyke Pasman (keyboard); Younes Toll (bass); Sonny Groeneveld (drums); Gino Groeneveld (percussion, congas); Tienson Smeets (percussion, djembe).
Sun 10 July 2011 18:00 - 19:00 Mississippi
It isn't a very obvious musical choice for a nine-member band from Amsterdam, but the Nigerian afro beat and Ethiopian jazz that Jungle By Night produce is very danceable indeed. Since their debut single ET (only available on vinyl), they have brought many venues and festivals to their feet due to their infectious enthusiasm and outstanding grooves. They were the supporting act of John Legend & The Roots at the Heineken Music Hall as well as for Mulatu Astatke, the Ethiopian jazz artist who is a great source of inspiration for the band. They jammed with the original band members of afro beat legend Fela Kuti, another inspirator, in Paris. Next stop: England. But first, they'll blow off the roof in Rotterdam.