The Jungle Jazz Band


he Jungle Jazz Band is a traditional jazz band formed by six young international musicians based in Berlin. They all share a passion for the oldest jazz, born in New Orleans in the early 20th century. The Jungle is known throughout the European swing dance and traditional jazz communities for offering the best hot jazz in the scene. They often collaborate with renowned New Orleans musicians including Meschiya Lake, Russell Welch. The band resurrects the original rough and powerful sound of the early jazz era, when music was meant to be hot, entertaining and danceable. Drawing from great composers like Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and Sidney Bechet, the band delivers fresh interpretations and thrilling arrangements, exciting all kinds of audiences from dancers, to jazz connoisseurs and party crowds.

Fantastic vocals… a hot jazz ride… they know how to use the heat [and also] slow things down… wonderful ensemble work. Certainly one of the most promising early jazz bands in Europe” – Joe Bebco, The Syncopated Times

Laurent Humeau  – Trumpet
Eldar Tsalikov – Clarinet, vocals
Carlos Santana – Piano, Trombone, vocals
Thomas Dekas – Banjo
Ben Lehman – Double bass
François Perdriau – Drums


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