Manteca was without doubt one of the legendary WA bands.

Founded in 1973 by master musician, arranger and composer - Uwe Stengel - Manteca became one of Australia’s most outstanding contemporary jazz ensembles. It broke new ground by featuring in two six-part nationwide ABC-TV series and becoming a national success. Manteca showcased to the nation WA’s live energized Jazz music, and held audiences spellbound at venues around Perth with its powerful fusion and challenging arrangements.