I have added two very exciting jazz bands to the “Contemporary” playlist which airs on every Saturday, learn more here. Tune in and listen to the Ben van den Dungen Quartet and Nueva Manteca, along with all the other great aspiring musicians that are featured every Saturday.
More on Ben van den Dungen Quartet:
BEN VAN DEN DUNGEN QUARTET
Art Blakey once said that Jazz has to be “danceable and have the Blues” and in many ways this could be Ben van den Dungen’s musical motto for his new quartet. This quartet contains a special combination of musical personality’s.
Nothing pretentious, just swinging, right up to date and with a “happy feel”. These characteristics makes this band so undeniably 100% pure Jazz.
The new album “Ciao City” was released in 2013 and will be followed by a second one in the fall of 2014. This album will be named ‘Walkin down Blues Lane’ and will be live recorded in Cafe Central in Madrid in May 2014……Learn More
More on Nueva Manteca:
The founder of Nueva Manteca is Jan L. Hartong who started the band in 1983. In the 90′s, 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. The group 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 creates a synergy between Cuban music and Jazz music “pur sang”. The group is not “just another good latin jazz band” as there are so many these last few years, they are unique in performance, style and repertoire……Learn More
The contemporary playlist airs on: 8AM to 11AM, 1PM to 4PM & 8PM to 11PM- All New York Time