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              "Jucamaya's performance and Graham's tunes are a like
               breath of fresh air"
                     Mill Hill Jazz Club

  Welcome to the Jucamaya website.... please take a little time to read about the band,listen to some of their music, and watch them on YouTube.

Jucamaya is a contemporary jazz quintet based in the midlands. Its music is original but not too wayout. Its tunes are melodic, memorable and stylish, modern but in tune with the jazz tradition... and nearly always have a strong rhythmic element.  Pianist Graham Dent composes most of the music, but the band also take pleasure in dipping into the established jazz standards repertoire. The front line comprises saxophonist Ian Hill and trombonist Richard Baker, and the rhythm section is completed by Tom Bull on double bass, and  Alan Savage (or Nick Millward) on drums. Go to the musicians page to find out more about the musicians.

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Jucamaya play around the jazz venues in the midlands, and sometimes further afield. So far this year, 2013, they have played at jazz clubs at Olney, Northampton, Stourbridge and Leamington Spa, receiving warm receptions at every venue. 

Jucamaya's second CD, called Curious Terrain was released in September 2009. Have a listen to the opening track called Reaching Beyond in its entirety, or to a clip from the title track Curious Terrain. Listen to more tracks in the latest CDs page.

Reaching Beyond (Dent)

Curious Terrain (Dent)

Here are a couple of videos of the band playing at Olney Jazz Club in Feb 2013, first a new original tune called Male Intuition, and second, the standard Stella By Starlight. Next is a performance of Curious Terrain at Stratford Jazz Club in 2012.




 

2008 saw the release of Jucamaya's first CD entitled Thinking of Joe , featuring the original compositions of Graham Dent. The album is dedicated to the American keyboardist Joe Zawinul who sadly died the day before the band's recording session. Click latest CDs to find out more and to hear clips from all the tracks. Here are a couple of clips to wet your appetite.

Thinking of Joe (Dent)

Jessica's Day (Dent)

On this website you can find out about the band, some background on its individual musicians, the band's gig list and more about Jucamaya's CDs which can be purchased for 8 each on the website www.jazzcds.co.uk 

To make contact with Graham Dent, use email info@jucamaya.com

Graham Dent's website is at www.grahamdent.com

Last updated   07/08/2013