Every year, the Euroradio 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.
Under the title of "Euroblues - Impressions from Europe", the 2019 EJO was hosted by ORF (producer: Andreas Felber) and coordinated by Hugo Sekoranja (SIRTVS). Under the conductor/composer Christoph Cech, the EJO gave concerts from 16 to 19 October in Graz, Vienna, Linz and Salzburg. The Jazz Producers met in Vienna on Friday, 18 October, where they elected as their new Chair Markus Partanen (FIYLE). A short video of the EJO can be found here.
The next edition of the EJO will take place in October 2021, in Cologne (Germany).