Euroradio Jazz Orchestra

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
Janos Löber DKU 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
Bruna Matic HRT Drums



2023 Euroradio Jazz Orchestra – Overview
2023 Euroradio Jazz Orchestra – Lineup
Euroradio Jazz Orchestra – Regulations



Target age
Under 30

Proposed by
EBU Jazz Producers

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Laurent Marceau
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Popular Music
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