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JWA - Jazz & World Music Agency

JWA - Jazz & World Music Agency

For nearly 20 years JWA is active for many Dutch jazz-music groups. Both the business and artistic sides are supported by the office in The Hague. JWA serves as a supporting factor at many national and international projects the following groups±

Nueva Manteca:

World wide Nueva Manteca has been well known for it's synergy between Cuban Music and Jazz music "pur sang". Journalist Raul Rico of the authoritative Latin Beat Magazine, praised the group as “Europe’s finest in Latin Jazz”. Many have followed him over the years, and not without reason. Nueva Manteca belongs to the top of the Latin scene as can be judged from USA radio playlists which regularly show a top ranking position for Nueva Manteca’s CD’s.

Nueva Manteca has toured with an impressive number of international stars, including: Giovanni Hidalgo, Armando Peraza, Orestes Vilato, Dave Valentine, Paquito d'Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Luis Conte, Bobby Sanabria, Nicky Marrero, Ralph Irizarry and Claudio Roditi.

Quinteto Tango Extremo:

Performing an amazingly rich beautiful musical duel, Quinteto Tango Extremo has touched many hearts around the world. Passionate violin by the young and talented violist Tanya Schaap and the original and warm soprano parties make you feel like you're the main character in your own play. What makes it surprisingly fresh and even more captivating, is the blending of the sensuous tango music with jazz, touching classical music and energetic Brazilian elements.

By expressing the changing emotions of every day life, the five enthousiastic musicians guide you to your heart and prove that human duality, harmony can be found. In their still short existance they've played in Spain, Italy, Belgium, France, Uk, Turkey, Kurdistan, Argentina, Uruquay, South Korea, Russia, Mexico and China.

Carnaval de Buenos Aires

"Carnaval de Buenos Aires" is a project in collaboration with the Argentinean guitarist and composer Gustavo Mozzi. "Carnaval de Buenos Aires" takes you along to a sleepless and sultry Buenos Aires; the city that is alive 24 hours a day. The most typical style of music coming from Argentina might perhaps be the Tango, but this country possesses the cradle of so many more musical styles: Milonga, Murga, Chacarera and Candombe to name some. They are all just as much about sensuality and passion as the Tango. In 2006 they played during the final concert of the Carnevale di Venezia for over 30.000 people audience at the San Marco Square.

Ben van den Dungen- Jarmo Hoogendijk Quintet:

“Jazz has to be ‘danceable’ and it has got to have the blues’’, drummer Art Blakey once said. It could be the slogan for the Jazz quintet that ‘Jarmo and Ben‘ started together. ‘Jarmo Hoogendijk / Ben van den Dungen: Jazz, exactly as it should be. ‘Danceable’, and the blues is never far away..

Brand New Orleans

An original project of Ben van den Dungen & Jarmo Hoogendijk quintet together with African percussion. The music can be best described as Neobop with a groove and is played with a lot of energy.

Lazyville vol.1 & vol.2

This record has a relaxed and above all a swinging atmosphere and contains only famous tunes of ‘The American Songbook’. Unforgettable songs like ‘Some where over the rainbow, Moonlight in Vermont, Ain’t misbehavin’ and skylark are played in an easy swinging way.

Paul Hock & Ben van den Dungen

Paul Hock is a guitar player who is along the line of the modern players of today. His music contains as well romance as the blues and has an overall urban Jazz flavour.

How 2 Be

A pinch of seventies, a handful Indian flavor, mix it, shake it and enjoy the funky Buddha-bop. How2Be Enlightened in 48 hours brings you an exciting musical experience. One moment you’ll be hearing the serene, magical voice of an Indian vocalist. Another moment you ‘ll be swept away by relaxing lounge music. And don t be surprised if you suddenly hear a flamboyant trumpet playing, as if the master Miles Davis himself were on stage.

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Tour Dates

Artist Country State City Venue Date
Nueva Manteca Netherlands The Hague Test Mar 24, 2011