Final Concert 1: Contrada della Lupa

Thursday 13 July 2017

21.00 Fuzzy Duck
Coached by Joe Caploe, USA; Jean-Charles Richard, France
Guillaume Guedin, saxophone, France
Sam Hart, alto saxophone, USA
Florian Weiss, trombone, Switzerland
Arians Sevisko, guitar, Germany
Leandro Irarragori, piano, Switzerland
Daisy George, bass, UK
Dario Rossi, drums, Italy

22.00 Yeah My
Coached by Ken Schaphorst, USA; Arie Volinez, Israel
Camilla Battaglia, voice, Italy
Robin Antunes, violin, France
Greg Groover, tenor saxophone, USA
Jonas Metsäkylä, Finland
Joy Shechter, piano, Israel
Patrick McDewitt, bass, USA
Edvin Ekman, drums, Sweden

23.00 Two fans are better than one
Coached by Carlos Rueda, Colombia; Rich Syracuse, USA
Ralph Heidel, alto saxophone,Germany
Jean-Francois Mercadie, tenor saxophone, France
Blake Manternach, trombone, USA
Alexandre Veiga, guitar, Portugal
Lukas Derungs, piano, Germany
Juuso Rinta, bass, Finland
Kyele Swan, drums, USA

Final Concert 2: Contrada della Lupa

Friday 14 July 2017

21.00 Arrive Derci
Coached by Massimo Cavalli, Portugal; Jeff Siegel, USA
Davy Lazar, trumpet, USA
Koos Zuilhof, alto saxophone, Netherlands
Vincent Duchosal, guitar, France
Anna Wilbe, piano, Estonia
Rosanna Zacharias, bass, Germany
Liam Dixon, drums, USA

22.00 La Banda de Sei Fromaggi
Coaches: Alejandro Demogli, Argentian; Tizian Jost, Germany
James Buennig, alto saxophone, USA
Dimos Danas, trumpet, Greece
Juan Manuel Gonzalez, guitar, Argentina
Edgards Cīrulis, piano, Latvia
Andreas Liebminger, bass, Austria
Samuel Dias, drums, Portugal

23.00 Genome
Coached by Gene Perla, USA
Kayla Schwartz, vocals, USA
Pongsakorn Lertvanotsutha, trumpet, Austria
Pascal Uebelhart, saxophone, Switzerland
Yuri Biscaro, guitar, Italy
Samuli Rautianinen, piano, Finland
Keith Tobin, bass, Ireland
David Jimenez, drums, USA


2017 IASJ Jazz Meeting - Schedule

Sunday 9 - Friday 14 July 2017

Host School: Siena Jazz - Accademia Nationale del Jazz
Fortezza Medicea,10
53100 Siena

tel: + 39 0577 271401
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Arrival day: Saturday 8 July | Opening: Sunday 9 July | General Assembly: 12 July | Final Presentation 1: Thursday 13 July | Final Presentation 2: Friday 14 July


The IASJ is a long standing member of the IMC, the International Music Coucil, affiliated with UNESCO.

The IASJ, founded in 1989, brought together over 3000 jazz students, teachers and directors from all over the world.

The IASJ promotes cultural diversity and does not discriminate towards nationality, religion, gender or age

IASJ contact information

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General Information

Organization: non-for-profit association, (Dutch title: "Internationale Vereniging van Scholen voor Jazz"), founded in 1989
Chamber of Commerce: The Hague, The Netherlands: KvK 40412806
VAT-number: none. The IASJ is tax-exempted.