THE 2017 JM JAZZ WORLD ORCHESTRA
18 of the world's top young professional jazz musicians will tour Europe under the direction of US musician Luis Bonilla.
Alto: Daniel Buch (DE)
Alto: Claire Devlin (CA)
Tenor: Ori Jacobson (DE)
Tenor: Adalberto Pérez (MX)
Baritone: Lauren Wood (US)
Trombone: William Duffy (US)
Trombone: Beserat Tafesse (ET/US)
Trombone: Armando Vergara (CU/US)
Bass Trombone: Jan Landowski (DE)
Trumpet: Fareed Simpson Hankins (US)
Trumpet: Valdemar Kušan (HR)
Trumpet: Jonas Ingemann Due Steffensen (DE)
Trumpet: Pilvi Kokkonen (FI)
Guitar: Rokas Jackūnas (LT)
Piano: Joseph Omar Rivera Sanchez (PR)
Bass: Hamish Smith (NZ)
Drums: Kyon Williams (US)
Percussion: Enrique Serrano (PR)
Luis Bonilla (USA)
The JMJWO continues to thrive under the mentorship of Luis Bonilla (USA).
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. He is a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra under Arturo O’Farrill’s direction (both 2009 Grammy winners) and the group Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy.
Besides a busy performance/masterclass schedule year-round, Bonilla is a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music and New England Conservatory.
For more info visit www.trombonilla.com