Photos by Edvardas Blaževič, Domantas Umbrasas and Rytis Masilionis
Every year, the EBU Jazz Producers put together a European jazz big band under the name of the Euroradio Jazz Orchestra (EJO), a project that can trace its roots back to 1965. Each EBU Member may send one musician under age 30 to perform in public with the EJO, with two Euroradio Public Jazz Concerts organized by the host broadcaster. At least one concert is always recorded by the EBU host broadcaster, who is responsible for the rehearsals as well as its logistical and promotional planning.
The EJO 2023 edition took place on 21-28 May in Vilnius, at the kind invitation of LRT. The Orchestra was led by Conductor, Composer and Trombonist Jievaras Jasinskis, co-leader of Vilnius JJAZZ Ensemble. Concerts were held on 26 May in the Kaunas Philharmonic Hall and on 27 May at the Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival, the latter being broadcast and offered live to EBU radio organizations. The offer is available in MUS under reference JM/2023/02/03/01.
Read our 3 questions to Jievaras Jasinskis, where you'll also find his favourite track's playlist.
|Martin Declercq||Radio France||Lead trumpet|
|Maj Kavsek||RTVS Slovenia||Trumpet|
|Reinis Purins||Latvian Radio||Trumpet|
|Axel Mardsjo||Swedish Radio||Alto sax 1|
|Pavel Barabashchuk||UA:PBC||Alto sax 2|
|Emma Rawicz||BBC||Tenor sax 1|
|Joël Metz||MSP Luxembourg||Tenor sax 2|
|Karolis Sarkus||LRT||Baritone sax|
|Agnes Darelid||Swedish Radio||Trombone 1|
|Carlotta Armbruster||WDR||Trombone 2|
|Guro Kvale||NRK||Trombone 3|
|Christina Lachberger||ORF||Bass trombone|
|Krystof Tomecek||Czech Radio||Acoustic/Electric guitar|
|Oskari Siirtola||Yle||Double/Electric bass|
|Rahel Talts||ERR||Acoustic/Electric piano|
|Zacchary Leblond||Radio France||Percussion|