World Youth Choir 2017: Meet the Singers
- about 1 month ago
This summer, from the 1st to the 14th of July, the JM Jazz World Orchestra will be touring Europe, celebrating the talent of the world's finest young jazz musicians.
The tour will begin in Groznjan, Croatia, with four days of focused rehearsal with artistic director Luis Bonilla. This unique big band will then embark on a tour of European jazz venues and festivals, showcasing the ability and dedication of these young professional musicians.
The JM Jazz World Orchestra is the world’s premier international youth jazz orchestra, comprised of 20 young professional jazz musicians selected through global open auditions by an international jury. The band works with some of the planet’s finest conductors and tours annually, appearing at prestigious European venues and jazz festivals.
The JM Jazz World Orchestra continues to thrive under the mentorship of Luis Bonilla, who returns for his third season as artistic director.
For more information, go to www.jmjazzworld.com.
Bonilla, a California-raised, Costa Rican trombonist, composer and arranger, has taken in and mastered an incredible array of musical styles. His success as a sideman with such greats as McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Astrud Gilberto, Willie Colon and Toshiko Akiyoshi attests not only to the skill and variety of Bonilla’s talent, but also to a mind restlessly committed to exploring some of the most complex and demanding music of our time.
JM International (JMI) is a global network of NGOs that provides opportunities for young people and children to develop through music across all boundaries. Open to all styles of music, we work for and with youth, harnessing the power of music to bridge social, geographical and cultural divides, creating an international platform for intercultural dialogue and acceptance.
JMI was founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1945 by a group of compassionate musicians and organisers who saw music as a means of bringing young people together to overcome the divides created by two world wars. Today, JMI is present in 50 countries worldwide and continues to enable young people to develop through music across all boundaries.