Cafe Du Monde & Tin Pan Alley

For the upcoming theatre season Musica Extrema are preparing two brand new music shows. The concerts will take place in the Dutch theatres between January and October 2019.

Cafe du Monde feat. Joke Bruijs
Each region, country and time has their own songs of life. These songs have in common that they describe both the joyful and melancholy moments that shape everyday life. Also songs about universal themes such as love and heart break, sung with great intensity and devotion.
Café du Monde is a musical production in which the most popular songs of life from over the whole world are performed. Tracks from The Netherlands, Italy, France, but also South-America. The song of life, chanson, schlager, copla, blues, fado, and smartlap in a fantastic musical production. Come and listen to the lyrical poets in Café du Monde!






Tin Pan Alley i.a.w. Het Internationaal Danstheater
During the Roaring Twenties, music became a large part of life in the big cities, especially in New York. Hundreds, if not thousands of composers and musicians composed new songs day in, day out on Tin Pan Alley.
Modern American music has its roots in Tin Pan Alley, where musical geniuses would take inspiration from each other and influence one anothers music: Eastern-European and Jiddish music blended with Italian music and jazz. Balkan gypsy music crossed paths with sweet, British love songs. This brought about an unprecedented development that eventually would lead to music as we know it today.

The Society

The Society of Associated Musicians and Raconteurs named as ‘The Society’.
The Society is an imaginative band in which the listener is taken to the cinematic thirties and the glory days of jazz. The time when jazz was the most important side issue of life.
The thirties made for the flourishing of this exciting music and delivered a variety of rock-solid bands such as the orchestra of Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson and Billy Eckstine.. Characterful tenorsaxophone players such as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young and Paul Gonzalves were embraced by the public.
The Society is a reaction of the abstraction of contemporary modern jazz of these days. The Society makes music with a large dose of nostalgia but still plays this music with the urgency of today.
This summer The Society will recording their first album. T.B.A.


Concerts in Poland

Ben van den Dungen Quartet is going on tour in Poland.
This summer the group are going to give some concerts in Poland. The Ben van den Dungen Quartet was invited by the Jazzfestival in Krakau. After there performance in Krakau they will give a couple of other concerts in some clubs in Poland. The concert dates are:
13 & 14 July – Summer Jazzfestival in Krakau
15 July – Summer music salon in Elbing
16 July – Gutshaus in Ramin
17 July – Stara Rzeznia in Szczecin


This March Nueva Manteca is going to give some concerts in Colombia.
The concerts are organized by the Universidad de Norte Barranquilla and the Dutch embassy and take place in Santa Marta and Barranquilla.
In addition to the concerts, Nueva Manteca also doing several master classes.
Manteca is back!

New release Swinging Harlem

The new CD of New York Round Midnight is called Swingin Harlem and is out now!
At the moment the band is touring trhought the Dutch theaters with their new show ‘Swinging Harlem’.
Music of Duke Ellington and other famous orchestra leaders and the jazzlegends of the thirties are leading in this theaterproduction.
The new CD Swinging Harlem contains all the music of this show.
The CD is available on Itunes, and during the performance.
Foto cover NY Harlem

Nueva Manteca revisited

Nueva Manteca takes off again!

Nueva Manteca has been around since 1983 and has had various line-ups over the years.
The world wide performing band has always been at the forefront of the Latin jazz both at home and abroad.
Nueva Manteca has caused a furore in the States and South America and is now back in full glory.
A new super Latin jazz band with a new super line up.

Oscar Cordero – trumpet
Ben van den Dungen – sax
Marc Bischoff – piano
Samuel Ruiz – bass
Nils Fischer – percussion
Liber Torriente – drums

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