Ben van den Dungen and the French painter Charles Belle have worked together before. During the concert, the painting ‘My Favorite Things’ was created. Because of the favourable reviews, a second success was inevitable. And so the two artists joined forces again for a special concert. On September 30, 2022, the Ben van den Dungen Quartet and Charles Belle will perform during Obsession Blues at the Saline Royal in France.
A tribute to beloved Art Blakey by legendary group Nueva Manteca on their 13th album. For your consideration at the 2022 Latin Grammy. Viva la música, viva el Latin jazz!
Ben van den Dungen presents his new music programme “The Legacy Of The Blues “The music and the blues of cities like New Orleans, Chicago, Memphis, New York and Nashville mixed with jazz music from his hand.
Jazz and the Blues. Identical twins. One cannot exist without the other. Blues tells you about life. Jazz gives it colour. The blues is the story and jazz makes it swing. The small suffering of man and the certainty that tomorrow will be better. That is what makes this combination so universal and contagious. Jazz and the blues. A smile and a tear!
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Whitin a few weeks some new songs of Nueva Manteca will be released! Below the dates of the upcoming singles – and finally NUEVA MANTECA’s new album ART. It’s a twofold tribute, to Art Blakey and our dear founder and spiritual father, Jan Laurens Hartong.
March 18: Moanin – https://fanlink.to/moanin
April 1: Blues March – https://fanlink.to/bluesmarch
April 8: ART – NEW ALBUM!! – https://fanlink.to/nuevamanteca
by Selina Fernandez-Shaw Alvarez & Michael Varekamp
Within a few weeks the new album of Nueva Manteca will drop on all streamingsplatforms.ART is a twofold tribute. Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers was a groundbreaking phenomenon. With much love and a lot respect for Blakey’s incredible musical legacy, we added some ‘rice and beans’ to it… We hope you enjoy our guaracha, songo, cha cha, bomba & much more!
You can already pre-order the album on our webshop: www.jwarecordshop.nl