JMJWO Tour 2017: Summer of Jazz

JMJWO will tour Europe in July under the direction of the jazz legend Luis Bonilla.

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The JM Jazz World Orchestra is a truly unique ensemble. Through global auditions it brings together the planet’s finest young professional jazz musicians to form the world’s premier international youth jazz orchestra. 

The JMJWO continues to thrive under the mentorship of the Costa Rican/US trombonist and composer Luis Bonilla, who returns for his third season as Artistic Director. From the 6th to the 14th of July, 2017, the band will tour European jazz festivals and venues, bringing together 18 exciting young jazz musicians. 


  • Thu 6 July, Milan (Italy) at Unicredit Pavillion.
  • Fri 7 July, Ravne (Slovenia) at Terasa Športnega Centra
  • Sat 8 July, Kranj (Slovenia) at Khislstein Castle
  • Sun 9 July, Lake Bled (Slovenia) at Lakeside Promenade
  • Wed 12 July, Zagreb (Croatia) at Park Bundek
  • Thu 13 July, Groznjan (Croatia) at Jazz is Back BP

Representing 10 countries and 5 continents, the JMJWO will perform an international repertoire as diverse as its members.

The 2017 Lineup

Saxophone Section

Alto: Daniel Buch (DE) Alto: Claire Devlin (CA) Tenor: Ori Jacobson (DE) Tenor: Adalberto Pérez (MX) Baritone: Lauren Wood (US)

Trombone Section

Trombone: William Duffy (US) Trombone: Beserat Tafesse (ET/US) Trombone: Armando Vergara (CU/US) Bass Trombone: Jan Landowski (DE)

Trumpet Section

Trumpet: Fareed Simpson Hankins (US) Trumpet: Valdemar Kušan (HR) Trumpet: Jonas Ingemann Due Steffensen (DE) Trumpet: Pilvi Kokkonen (FE)

Rhythm Section

Guitar: Rokas Jackūnas (LT) Piano: Joseph Omar Rivera Sanchez (PR) Bass: Hamish Smith (NZ) Drums: Kyon Williams (US)  Percussion: Enrique Serrano (PR) 

The Artistic Director

Luis Bonilla (USA)

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