ed partykaHello, my name is Ed Partyka.

I am originally from Chicago, but I’ve lived and worked in Europe for over 30 years. I am Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra and Professor for Jazz Composition at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.

Furthermore, I am an educator, arranger, conductor, and composer, and it is an honor to be a board member of the IASJ, an organization that I have admired and respected for many years.

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