I was the featured artist with the Loja Symphony Orchestra (LSO) on their first all jazz program – Jazz Sinfoncio. This was a wonderful experience playing arrangements for full string section, harp, one woodwind and jazz rhythm section. My friends Kristina Krit (Russia) and Anderson Pessoa (Brazil) arranged special works for the ensemble. In addition to Jazz Sinfooncio, I visited and worked with the students and faculty from Conservatorio Salvador Bustamante Celi. The Conservatorio administrators and I also made plans to develop a jazz program for their institution.