JM International invites you to the 2017 edition of the JM Jazz World Orchestra! Join this inspiring musical and intercultural experience where musicians can look forward to one week of fun together with top young international jazz musicians before touring and performing at some of Europe's most renowned jazz gigs.
We are looking for highly talented musicians between the ages of 18 and 26 playing saxophone, trombone, trumpet, horn, tuba, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, piano and vocals. It is essential that you read music sheets, but the most important thing is your love for jazz music!
We are excited to announce that Luis Bonilla (USA) will join us to lead this year's JM Jazz World. 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.
The Rehearsal Session will take place at the beginning of July in Groznjan, Croatia, and will continue with a tour until mid July. Applicants will have the chance to socialize, play and work together to create the best young big band the world has ever seen.
“The 2017 edition of the JMI World Jazz Orchestra is shaping up to be an unforgettable experience. The momentum and notoriety that the orchestra has achieved over the past several years has been reflected by the overwhelming interest from the most amazing young artists around the world. This orchestra remains by far, the best and most interesting mix of world class young musicians. I encourage you to apply and contribute to what will be an incredible experience in a wonderful region of the world. As always, anticipate many surprises for this year's tour. Join us and walk away a much better musician and a greater artist.”
- Luis Bonilla
APPLICATIONS FOR JM JAZZ WORLD 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED.