The world’s premier jazz big band for rising stars, the JM Jazz World Orchestra, under the direction of the illustrious US/Costa Rican trombonist Luis Bonilla, has delivered an unforgettable musical journey with their remarkable debut album: "Jazz Pops/Pop Swings".
The album perfectly captures the vibrant energy and talent of the JM Jazz World Orchestra's young musicians (all under 26 years of age), hailing from diverse corners of the globe. It presents 10 stunning tracks, a unique collection that reimagines popular music over the past century, alongside marvelous original compositions by Bonilla. Along the way you will meet the likes of Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Carole King, George Michael, Patsy Cline, and Ariana Grande. The JM Jazz World skillfully combines the infectious rhythms and melodies of these timeless classics with the ultimate sophistication that only a big band can deliver.
This sensational release stands as testament to the orchestra's own journey over the past 15 years. Luis Bonilla, the JM Jazz World Orchestra’s artistic director, captures its essence saying “The eagerness and desire to perform at the highest level has little to do with age or experience”. Bonilla is a renowned composer, educator and is an internationally recognised force in several musical worlds. He was mentored by the great Lester Bowie during his time as trombonist in Bowie’s Brass Fantasy. He has been a member of Phil Collins, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra under Arturo O’Farrill, the Mingus Big Band, Dave Douglas’s Brass Ecstasy. McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Astrud Gilberto, Willie Colon and Toshiko Akiyoshi
Since 2005, the JM Jazz World has come together annually during the European summer to rehearse and tour the continent. Musicians are carefully selected from around the world, with only the highest level of musicianship chosen to participate.
"Jazz Pops/Pop Swings" is now available for purchase, and is streaming on all major platforms, ensuring that music enthusiasts worldwide can embark on this remarkable musical journey together.
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About JM Jazz World Orchestra:
The JM Jazz World Orchestra is a young jazz orchestra composed of exceptionally talented musicians from around the globe. Under the guidance of acclaimed artist Luis Bonilla, the orchestra explores the boundaries of jazz, fusing it with diverse musical genres to create groundbreaking and unforgettable performances. The band tours annually, and performs at prestigious venues and jazz festivals across Europe and the world. The JM Jazz World Orchestra is an international program of JM International (www.jmi.net), the world’s largest youth-music nonprofit, making a difference through music since 1945.