Jelgavas's big band is one of the basic values of the Latvian jazz music–union of professional musicians with history and traditions since
1991. From the beginning and also now the art director and conductor is Raitis Ašmanis and under his leadership the band mostly
performs jazz standards and music of popular latvian and foreign composers.
Over 25 years Jelgava’s bigband regulary has performed in various towns in Latvia and also had been in concert tours all over the world –
Baltic states, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Peru