Content by tag "Vilnius"

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Domas Žeromskas

The 18-year-old Lithuanian pianist, who demonstrates both an excellent technique and eclectic stylistic taste, shows real promise as a future jazz star. Domas cites Jacky Terrasson, Taylor Eigsti, Bob James, Gerald Clayton, David Benoit, Orrin Evans & Billy Childs as his biggest influences. 
 His journey began with lessons from Lithuanian jazz veterans Oleg Molokojedov and Tomas Kutavičius, followed by Vytautas Labutis, who recognised Domas’ talent and included him in his own groups. The pianist has played as a member of “Silent Blast” at international jazz festivals in Serbia, Ukraine, Estonia and Poland, but today his collaborations reach much further

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Liudas Mockūnas: Hydro 2

Read "Hydro 2" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

Liudas Mockūnas, an iconic Lithuanian improvisation and jazz figure, still continues his exploration of water. By combining water and reeds he steps into an unpredictable and unique sonic meadow. His first attempt to put the bridle on water, Hydro, was released in 2017 by NoBusiness Records. At the end of 2018 the same label presented the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Vilnius Mama Jazz  Festival 2017" reviewed by John Sharpe

Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival
Vilnius, Lithuania
November 15-19, 2017

Introduction

Although a going concern since 2002, Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival doesn't possess the high profile internationally that its longevity might suggest. Set amid the baroque beauty of the Lithuanian capital, in an assortment of venues, the festival has brought together ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with William Hooker

Read "Take Five with William Hooker" reviewed by William Hooker

About William Hooker:
I grew up in New Britain, Connecticut and basically was a good student, and came from a good home. I did all that I could possibly do to make my way through New Britain High School, Nathan Hale Junior High, and Central Conn. State College. I tried to get good grades to ...

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Giya Kancheli: Chiaroscuro

Read "Chiaroscuro" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Introspective Georgian composer Giya Kancheli turned 80 years old in on August 10, 2015. As a birthday commemoration ECM has released two of his most intimate works on the deeply mystical Chiaroscuro. In addition to the title track the album includes the musing “Twilight" for two violins and orchestra.

Inspired by Kancheli's brush with ...

If Coltrane emerged today, would he receive recognition and appreciation?

Read "If Coltrane emerged today, would he receive recognition and appreciation?" reviewed by Maxim Micheliov

A while ago I had a chat with Vytautas Labutis, an influential Lithuanian saxophonist, educator and, at the time, curator of jny: Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival. He said: “The list of players with top skills is almost endless. Today we have kids who can do amazing things on their instruments, but the world is waiting for ...

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William Hooker & Liudas Mockūnas: Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival

Read "Live at Vilnius Jazz Festival" reviewed by John Sharpe

Veteran drummer William Hooker continues to expand his varied discography on the No Business imprint, with the addition of Live At Vilnius Jazz Festival. Like Crossing Points (2011) with the late reedman Thomas Chapin, it's a meeting with a resourceful saxophonist -this time Liudas Mockūnas, a co-founder of the label. But unlike the former encounter, on ...

NEWS: CAREER

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design4music.org has successfully built over 40 musicians websites and is ready to provide excellent web design services to you. If you're a musician, record label owner, presenter, or jazz organization, and are in the market for website design services, Contact Max Micheliov to discuss options. design4music.org delivers: A unique, artistic design. Carefully planned structure and navigation. Flexible content management control ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Maxim Micheliov

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I currently live in: Vilnius, Lithuania



I joined All About Jazz in: 2010



What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz? My professional background is in web marketing, and I connected with Michael Ricci through Chris Rich, who encouraged me to submit my first article “Howard Riley: Five ...

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Mockūno NuClear: Drop It

Read "Drop It" reviewed by John Sharpe

In its enterprising catalogue of modern day masters and loft jazz rarities, the Lithuanian No Business imprint also documents local musicians. Chief among them is one of the country's premier improvisers, saxophonist Liudas Mockūnas. Previous appearances on the label have placed him in a Peter Brotzmann-like trio on Live at 11:20 (2010) and in an impromptu ...