New Wind Jazz Orchestra (NWJO) combines a young and fierce temperament with professional mastery. Founded in 2018, the new generation of musicians aims to take Estonian jazz orchestral culture to an international level by collaborating with the best composers and conductors from Estonia and abroad. Led by saxophonist Lauri Kadalipp, the big band loves to challenge itself with new challenges and professional repertoire. They have performed at the home of Estonian jazz Philly Joe’s jazz club, Sõru Jazz, Triigi Philharmonic, Kumu Auditorium and Jazzkaar Festival, among others. They have also shared the stage with John Riley, drummer of the world-famous US big band Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra (now called The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra), Antti Rissanen, trombonist and leader of Finland’s best-known big band and one of the greatest German big band conductors Wolf Kerschek.