- the largest international big band jazz Project of its kind
"What the world needs now is more swinging and less skirmishing; long live Swinging Europe and the EJO." Jack Bowers; allaboutjazz.com
Since 1998, every year the Danish-based organization Swinging Europe puts together a European jazz big band tour under the name of the European Jazz Orchestra - EJO. Each year a new conductor, new compositions and a new line-up of 19 handpicked musicians, aged 18 - 30. In 2010 EJO will be conducted by Slovene Tadej Tomšič on the Europe tour.
Since the beginning the band provides an intensive and differentiated concert's activity. The events are coordinated from its founder and its artistic director Maestro Alberto Mencucci. He is the association's chairman since April 1975. The shape of a quintet is rare phenomenon in the field of brass-band music. The musicians working in it are very talented and graduated at the conservatorium "G. Rossini" in Pesaro/ Italy and other conservatoires and music academies with a tradition of more than 30 years in the local and international working field.