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The Ditties

The Ditties is a vocal trio from Lithuania, formed by three young professional jazz singers and performing early swing vocal music from 1930 and 1940, which is best known for the close harmony and syncopated rhythm.Trio fascinates with its energy, delicacy and joyful mood. The harmony of the voices, playfulness, vintage clothes and special repertoire will bring you into the swinging decade. It's also a great pleasure for those who nowadays miss the acoustic and cozy jazz sound. The instrumental section ( saxophone, guitar and double bass ). Band Members
The Ditties - queens of swing:
Veronika Čičinskaitė-Golovanova - vocal,
Rūta Švipaitė - vocal,
Ugnė Bakanauskaitė - vocal. Joined at concerts by swing virtuoso:
Remigijus Rančys - saxophone, melodika,
Paulius Volkovas - guitar,
Denis Murašov - double bass.


Vytautas Labutis

Vytautas Labutis graduated in 1986 from the Vilnius Academy of Music completing a course in saxophone playing. He constantly takes part in various international “JazzBaltica Ensemble” (leaders D.Murray, N.O.Pedersen, M.Schneider, D.Bates, etc.), ”Octet Ost” (lead. Ch.Muthspiel), “Moscow Composers Orchestra”, ”New European Saxophone Quartet”, ”A.Vapirov Big Band” and Lithuanian projects - “Vilnius Jazz Quartet featuring Neda”, ”D.Pulauskas Sextet”, ”L.Šinkarenko Quartet”, ”Kaunas BigBand”, ”Lithuanian Art Orchestra”(lead.V.Tarasov),”Duo E.Kanevičius -V.Labutis”, composes and presents his original projects as a leader (V.Labutis quartet,octet -CD “Terra Vandetuja”, project “Orkestretto”,etc.)Also plays and composes for the movies,theatres and teaches saxophone and improvisation in Vilnius B.Dvarionas music school. In his music he originally merges experience of jazz music, classical, experimental and alternative music



The True Story Of My Life Written By Myself In Bad English I was born as Anna Gerasimova in Moscow, 19 April 1961, a week after Gagarin's flight; the heroes of my childhood were Gagarin, Fidel Castro, The Three Musketeers and Winnie the Pooh. I loved books and dreamed to become a great writer. I loved singing, too, and attended a children's choir. Playing piano was not my strongest point; several years of training caused a severe allergy for classical music. At the age of 13 I got my first guitar, the cheapest acoustic monster made in USSR, and taught myself some chords. To be honest, my skill hasn't improved a lot since then


Dmitrij Golovanov

Dmitrij Golovanov is one of the most demanded jazz pianists in Lithuania. He is the winner of several international jazz piano competitions as well as the semifinalist of Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition in 2012 and a finalist of European Jazz Competition in Rotterdam in 2013. For the last decade he is an active participant of Lithuanian jazz scene collaborating with most prominent musicians. He graduated Lithuanian Academy for Music and studied in F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Music Conservatoire in Leipzig (Germany) with Richie Beirach. Dmitrij performs various music styles ranging from traditional, modern - creative, free jazz to classic/jazz crossover and experimental electronic music


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