This is not jazz,
This is Jazzamboka

Winner of the Stingray prize for best composition at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2017 Jazzamboka is the coming together of ‘jazz’ and ‘yamboka’, meaning village or country in the Congolese language of Lingala. Despite the name, the band, made up of five Quebec residents, two of Congolese origin, does not limit itself to conventional jazz. They prefer instead to draw on their diverse musical backgrounds including Hip-Hop, Soukous, Be-Bop, Funk, Rock, Electronic and, above all, the music of Central Africa. Incorporating a variety of traditional and ancestral musical instruments, namely the lokolé and the ngoma, into the band’s core instrumentation helps create Jazzamboka’s unique signature sound.

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Tour

May 12 2018

Seoul Music Week

Seoul, KR

PASSED

May 13 2018

Seoul Music Week

Cheongju, KR

PASSED

May 26 2018

Amersfoort Jazz Festival

Netherlands

PASSED

May 27 2018

Amersfoort Jazz Festival

Netherlands

PASSED

June 7 2018

Les Escales Musicales

Montreal, Qc

Coming Up

July 1 2018

Canada Day

Toronto, ontario

Coming Up

July 7 2018

SunFest

London, ontario

Coming Up

July 8 2018

SunFest

London, Ontario

Coming Up

July 12 2018

Teatro Municipal da Guarda

Guarda, Portugal

Coming Up

July 13 2018

Festival Percursos da Musica

Ponte de Lima, Portugal

Coming Up

July 14 2018

Matosinhos Em Jazz

Matosinhos, Portugal

Coming Up

July 15 2018

Festival Sons Do Jazz

Nelas, Portugal

Coming Up

August 25 2018

NDG Art Week

Montréal, QC

Coming Up

September 7 2018

Sudbury Jazz

Sudbury, ontario

Coming Up

September 08 2018

Sudbury Jazz

Sudbury, Ontario

Coming Up

Press

CBC Music

Ce n’est pas du jazz, c’est Jazzamboka !
September 10, 2016

Le Voir

JAZZAMBOKA
Septembre 27 2016

JazzTimes

Montreal Celebrates International Jazz Day
April 5, 2016

Zic’n’blog

Jazzamboka ou l’art de revisiter le jazz
October 20, 2015

Cult MTL

Best of MTL 2015: Music
May 11, 2015

CAMUZ.CA

Le vent bleu de septembre,
de Rimouski à Montréal
Sept 01, 2016

press kit

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