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Presenting: The 2024 Lineup of the JM Jazz World Orchestra!

As summer is fast approaching, we are now presenting the highly anticipated list of musicians who will form this years’ edition of the JM Jazz World Orchestra. As the first tour date is scheduled for the 9th of July in Pula, Croatia, together we will kickstart a summer filled with amazing performances by a batch of newly selected, top of the range, jazz musicians.

In this year’s edition, the JM Jazz World Orchestra will feature members from all over the world: United States, Australia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Denmark, Spain, New Zealand, Finland, Mexico, Slovenia, UK, Italy, Costa Rica, Czech Republic & Serbia!

Here is the complete list of band members:

Tenor sax: Lachlan McGargill (Australia) & Isaac Power (Australia)

Alto sax: Ivan Yordanov (Bulgaria) & Márton Papp (Hungary)

Trombone: Mads Haupt Clausen (Denmark), Estes Cantarero-George (US), Sergio Vicente Aranguren (Spain) & Connor Gentry (New Zealand)

Trumpet: Pilvi Kokkonen (Finland), Juan Manuel Lagunes Vásquez (Mexico), Tadej Drnovšek (Slovenia) & Àlex Fernández Ponce (Spain)

Baritone sax: Duncan Robert McElman (US)

Bass: Ursula Harrison (UK)

Drum: Matteo De Vito (Italy)

Guitar: Javier Cartín Zúñiga (Costa Rica)

Piano: Daniel Bulatkin (Czech Republic)

Vocal: Milica Andelic (Serbia)

Our Artistic Director: Luis Bonilla!

We are proud to announce that returning to be part of the JM Jazz World Orchestra is the one and only US-Costa Rican trombonist, Luis Bonilla. As artistic director, Bonilla will guide the jazz ensemble through this immersive journey. His achievements as a supporting musician alongside greats like McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Bowie, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Astrud Gilberto, Willie Colon, and Toshiko Akiyoshi speak volumes about his versatile and masterful abilities. Furthermore, they underscore his unwavering dedication to delving into some of the most complex and demanding music of contemporary times.

Croatia, Italy § Montenegro in sight!

The newly formed jazz band will then take on some beautiful festivals and venues in Southern Europe as the tour is set to pass by Croatia followed by Italy and Montenegro. Don’t miss out on the tour dates and locations:

Join in on the tour to get the chance to witness some of the world’s best young jazz musicians!

Keep up to date with the latest tour and artist news by following JM Jazz World on Instagram and Facebook.


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