ABOUT JSA EUROPE / STAGE COMPANY
JSA Europe is the successor of the JSA Stage Company, which was founded by Alexander Strizhak in 1996 in Moscow. It was the first professional stage company in Russia that greatly influenced the development of production management and staging in Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic countries. The new JSA company is based on the legal status of the representative office of the JSA Stage Company in Europe – Latvia, Riga, which was opened in 2003. In the beginning, it was the headquarters for communication with European and in particular with the Baltic sector of live music and events. The company started active operations in the local market in 2007.
In early 2017, JSA Europe restarted its activities after a break due to the long reorganization of the parent company after the closure of business in the Russian Federation for political reasons in the spring of 2014.
The main activity of the company is the provision of professional services by staging and managing the production of live music concerts, festivals, and events.
This is a full range of services – from the development of plans, layouts, drawings, binding to the area, the logistics of production of technical works, testing of communication capabilities, transportation issues, and work with contractors – sound, light, video, scenery, pyrotechnics, electric generators, etc. / installation of stages, tent pavilions, stands, barriers, fencing systems, and other infrastructure facilities.
The service quality is based on more than 25 years of experience of the company, the skills of the experienced staff, and the energy of young employees.
Additionally: The company has extensive experience in Ukraine and cooperation with local contractors. The parent company had a full-fledged branch named JSA Ukraine and an equipment warehouse from 2007 to 2012 in Kyiv.
In 2015, after leaving the Russian Federation, the company started a new activity in Ukraine, participating in projects as a consultant for their production. A team from JSA took part in the production of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, which was held in Kyiv. Our work part was the VIP Hospitality Zone of this event.
Since the end of 2018, JSA has not been active and has mainly cooperated with ArtMax (Lviv, Ukraine), helping with production aspects and promoting services. And in addition, it was engaged in the sale of stage structures to the local market (Layher and SIXTY82).
During 2019, JSA, in collaboration with its longtime business partner, developed a new interesting business project called FLEXODROM. Unfortunately, due to a two-year lockdown in early 2020, this project and other business activities have been postponed. Despite the forced shutdown, during this period the company could reorganize sales of Layher plant products on the Ukrainian market. At the same time, the company gradually moved all its operations to the head office in Riga (Latvia).
After the full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation in Ukraine began in February 2022, the company lost its sales market and was forced to reconsider its plans and made another business reorganization. Within a year, we were able to create a platform for the resumption of staging, but already offering our service on the territory of the European Union. This includes: concept creation, design and engineering, and staging of temporary stage and other structures (dry hire or along with the installation by the JSA Stagers team). We have a warehouse with equipment from Layher systems (Allround Scaffolding and Event Decks) and large Prolyte Roof Systems.
JSA also continues to provide a service for managing the production processes of technical support, creating infrastructure, logistics and security issues in organizing and holding concerts and events.
Our team is mobile and we have extensive experience in international projects. The staff is polite and always ready to provide the necessary assistance.
Our full production service makes the customer feel confident and comfortable.
WE WILL CONSTRUCT YOUR SHOW!
We are working 24/7.
Founder and owner of JSA Stage Company since 1996.
Mastermind and creator of staging service in Russia.
In 2015 Community of professionals by IQ Magazine included JSA in the list of the world’s Top 100 production companies as a company in the Top 10 in the category of Staging & Rigging.
Layher (Germany) – Wilhelm Layher GmbH & Co. KG is the largest manufacturer of scaffolding modules in Europe and produces innovative and smart scaffolding systems.
JSA Stage Company has been a longtime partner (since 1998) with German company Layher – a manufacturer of scaffolding and event systems.
JSA Stage Company did a lot of work for many years to popularize the products and business philosophy of the Layher among customers and market participants.
In February 2017, JSA Europe, as the assignee, established business contacts for further cooperation with the management and team of the plant’s subsidiary – Layher Baltic.
Since 2018, JSA Europe has become a sales partner of SIXTY82 (Netherlands), which produces aluminum trusses, stage podiums, and roof systems. SIXTY82 is an innovative company in this sector. The roots of this company come from another manufacturer and well-known brand Prolyte, with which JSA has had a long-standing business partnership since 2003.
The world stars who performed on our stages are:
Andrea Bocelli, Brian May, Craig David, Darren Hayes, Deep Purple, Elton John, Gloria Gaynor, HIM, Iggy Pop, Joe Cocker, Jose Carreras, Ken Hensley, Kiss, Korn, Kraftwerk, Liza Minnelli, Manu Chao, Metallica, Montserrat Caballe, Muse, Nazareth, Pet Shop Boys, Placebo, Placido Domingo, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ricky Martin, Ritchie Blackmore, Robbie Williams, Roger Waters, Ronnie James Dio, Roxette, Scorpions, Shakira, Status Quo, Tarkan, The Black Eyed Peas, The Cardigans, The Leningrad Cowboys, The Prodigy, The Rasmus, Whitesnake and many others.
JSA had experience as the local production company with such artists as Michael Jackson, Jean Michel Jarre, Paul McCartney, Rolling Stones, Madonna, Roger Waters, Joe Cocker, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, George Michael, Julio Iglesias, and others.
As part of the Concert Agency JSA, our production services were at concerts:
Deep Purple, Alice Cooper / twice, Muse, Roxette, Modern Talking, Blackmore’s Night / twice, Ken Hensley, Guano Apes / twice, Pet Shop Boys, Scooter, Bomfunk MC, and Yann Tiersen. And on an independent project JSA – light Mega-Show on Red Square on Moscow City Day 2003 / with a joint performance of Scorpions, Thomas Anders, and the Presidential Orchestra of the Russian Federation. The director of this show was directed by the famous lighting designer Gert Hof.
Below you can find a list of links to photo galleries of the most significant projects from 1996 to 2021, in which the company took part. It was mainly a staging service for projects and as an addition – production management and as part of the organizer’s tasks.