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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November 17 2017

MUNDIAL Montréal

Montréal, QC

COMING UP

October 27 2017

Quai 5160 (Verdun)

Montréal, QC

COMING UP

October 19 2017

Maison de la culture Ahunstic

Montréal, QC

COMING UP

July 3rd 2017

Festival International  de Jazz de Montreal

Montréal, QC

PASSED

March 16 2017

SXSW

Austin, TX

PASSED

September 10 2016

Théatre Fairmount (album launch)

Montréal, QC

PASSED

September 4 2016

Festival de Jazz de Rimouski

Montréal, QC

PASSED

July 23 2016

Maison de la culture Cote-des-Neiges

Montréal, QC

PASSED

June 15 2016

Rex Hotel

Toronto, Ontario

PASSED

April 30 2016

International Jazz Day

Montréal, QC

PASSED

February 25 2016

Maison de la Culture Frontenac

Montréal, QC

PASSED

November 06 2015

Maison de la culture Point-Aux Trembles

Montréal, QC

PASSED

October 10 2015

Phi Centre

Montréal, QC

PASSED

August 08 2015

Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur

Saint-Sauveur, QC

PASSED

August 05 2015

Rex Hotel

Toronto, Ontario

PASSED

May 31 2015

Shapeshifter Lab

Brooklyn, NYC

PASSED

May 30 2015

Rockwood Music Hall

Brooklyn, NYC

PASSED

May 30 2015

Silvana

Harlem, NYC

PASSED

January 21 2015

Place des arts

Montréal, QC

PASSED

October 17 2015

Phi Center

Montréal, QC

PASSED

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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