Ali Focan


Assistant Artistic Director and the chief sound engineer of Nardis Jazz Club in Istanbul.

Georgina Javor


Assistant Director of Programming at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where she oversees the booking for Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and works on mainstage, Festival and special event programming.

Giuseppe Mormile


Giuseppe Mormile is the founder of Veneto Jazz, and the Artistic Director of Venice Jazz Festival, one of the most important Festivals on the international scene, which takes place in the heart of the city of Venice.  

Hiroyuki Yamanaka


NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) program director.
Tokyo Jazz Festival executive producer.


Jonas Jučas


Former Lithuanian Minister of Culture, composer, conductor, public figure, and founder of the international festival KAUNAS JAZZ.

Maria João


Maria João  is known for her vocal flexibility and improvisational skills. Although considered a jazz singer, she incorporates folk music, avant-garde, and electronica. She has worked with Aki Takase, Bobby McFerrin, David Linx, Dino Saluzzi, Gilberto Gil, Joe Zawinul, and others.

Māris Briežkalns


Musician and band leader. Founder and artistic director of  International Music Festival "Rigas Ritmi" and  Jazz Artist Contest "Riga Jazz Stage".

Paul Pace

United Kingdom

London jazz club Ronnie Scott's program director. Jazz promoter at Spicejazz.

Toivo Unt


One of Estonia's most prominent doublebass player. Jazz Time Fest founder and producer.

Estonian National Opera Orchestra artist. Member of Baltic Jazz Trio.