Manteca has been a pan-cultural mash-up since it started in Toronto in 1979. Drawing on musical influences throughout the Americas, this nine-member artists’ collective has been an international innovator at creating original music composed and arranged using the roots of world, jazz and orchestral music. Manteca has shared stages with Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Van Morrison. The group has been a finalist for the Juno Awards four times and won the Juno for best instrumental once.