A-Jazz Ensemble exists since 2004. The director and the author of arrangements is the pianist Anatoly Palayev.
The members of the ensemble are professional musicians. They work both with their own projects and with various musical groups in the City of Petrozavodsk.
In addition to jazz, including own compositions and well-known jazz standards in the original arrangement, the group plays music of various genres and directions. Among them is the program of French music, an evening of tango, a concert of songs from 1970-1980s in original arrangements of the ensemble.
Musicians often accompany various soloists, including foreign ones. Their projects include joint concerts with foreign jazz performers such as Olga Lukacheva (Ukraine), American vocalists Tocora Rogers, Mandy Gaines, Dennis Rowland, Carmen Bradford, Pauletta McWilliams and others.
The ensemble closely cooperates with the Karelian State Philharmonic. Artists can be seen and heard in children and adult subscription programs, programs of the International Festival of Chamber Art "Autumn Lyre", the International Art Festival "Onego-Classic" and other projects of the philharmonic.