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The Sessions

Formed in 2012 by JM International, the JM Jazz World Orchestra represents an outstanding achievement in terms of both musicianship and intercultural learning and exchange.

2012

 

Croatia | conducted by Sigi Feigl


The first JMJWO took place in 2012 and gathered young musicians of 9 nationalities at JMI's World Meeting Center in Groznjan hosted by JM Croatia. Under the direction of Sigi Feigl, they played at the Jazz Is Back Festival and went on tour in Slovenia and Germany.

 

2013

Belgium | conducted by Frank Vaganee

 

The second JMJWO took place in 2013 and brought together young musicians from 3 continents in Brussels and Rossignol, Belgium. Under the direction of Frank Vaganee, they performed at the Gaume Jazz Festival and went on tour in Belgium and Germany.

2014

 

Norway | conducted by Erlend Skomsvoll


The third JMJWO took place in 2014 and brought together the world's finest young jazz musicians in Norway. Under the direction of Erlend Skomsvoll, concerts included a performance at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival.

 


 

2015

 

Croatia | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

During the fourth edition of the JMJWO, 19 phenomenal musicians representing 16 countries across 4 continents were brought together in Groznjan, Croatia. With the support of Luis Bonilla as artistic director they performed in some of the most famous Jazz festivals in Europe including the North Sea Jazz Festival.

 

 

2016

 

Germany | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

2016 saw the JM Jazz World Orchestra perform in Belgium, Switzerland, Croatia and Slovenia, following rehearsals in Weikersheim, Germany. Highlights included slots at the Montreux Jazz Festival well as the Kranj Summer Festival and the 'Zagreb Classic' ZGKUL festival.

 

 

 

 

2017

 

Croatia | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

The 2017 JMJWO demonstrated considerable versatility with a high-energy programme and working alongside various internationally recognised jazz artists: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Hector Martignon, John Riley, Andy McKee and Karlheinz Miklin.

 

The orchestra toured Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Read more here

 

 

 

 

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2018

 

Macedonia | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

The 2018 JMJWO's session was based in Ohrid, Macedonia, followed by a tour of the Balkans that rocked Bulgaria, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia.

 

 

 

 

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2019

 

Croatia | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

The 2019 JMJWO's session was based in Groznjan, Croatia, 

followed by a tour of Serbia (Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kragujevac) and Croatia (Split, Šibenik and Zagreb).

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2020

 

Croatia | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

The 2020 JMJWO's session was based in Groznjan, Croatia, and performed in several venues in Histria.

 

 

 

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2021

 

Croatia | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

The 2021 JMJWO's session was based in Groznjan, Croatia, with concerts in Croatia (Jazz is Back, Zagreb Bundek Lake ZgKul Festival, Motovun) and Italy (More than Jazz Festival).

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2022

 

Croatia | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

The 2022 JMJWO's session was based in Groznjan, Croatia, followed by performances in Croatia (Groznjan, Zagreb, Pula, Split) and Italy (Udine).

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2023

 

Croatia | conducted by Luis Bonilla

 

The 2023 JMJWO's session was based in Groznjan, Croatia. The Orchestra toured several venues in Croatia (Liburnia Jazz Festival, Jazz is Back Festival, Jazz House Park Plaza Histria) and Italy (More than Jazz Festival).

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