Jungle Roots Orchestra is a Zagreb (Croatia) based ensemble specialising in the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jelly Roll Morton and other artists from the 20s, 30s and 40s in the original arrangements (sometimes drifting into new arrangements of Kool and the Gang and Habibi Funk music or later Ellington works, still retaining the atmosphere of early Jungle Jazz).
The orchestra creates a unique 20s, 30s Cotton Club atmosphere, sometimes guesting vocalists, instrumentalists and dancers.
The orchestra is part of the Ziva Voda collective (Mimika Orchestra, On, Ziva Voda ensemble)
Maja Rivic – vocals
Branko Sterpin – trumpet
Luka Zuzic – trombone
Marko Gudelj – alto sax, baritone sax, clarinet
Mak Murtic – tenor sax, bass clarinet, arrangements
Joe Kaplowitz – tuba, piano
Jerko Jurin – drums