Leon Somov & Jazzu
Leon Somov & Jazzu
Leon Somov and Jazzu performing in Vilnius, 2013
Leon Somov & Jazzu was a Lithuanian electronica band. The group were made up of Leonas Somovas, also known as Leon Somov, and Justė Arlauskaitė, also known as Jazzu.
In 2008 Leon Somov & Jazzu started to perform with a live band consisting of 5 musicians: drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, laptop and fX, vocals. The team was touring in Lithuania, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Ireland. Biggest hits are ‘Score’, ‘Phantoms of the Lake’, ‘Song about love, ‘You don’t know my name’ and new tracks – ‘Pretender’, ‘You and me’, ‘Lower than the Ground’.
From their debut in 2005, vocalist Jazzu and producer Leon Somov perform in full-band live shows consisting of sophisticated IDM clicks, elegant synthetic melodies and more experimental sounds, gently waving atmosphere, meaningful lyrics all spiced up by warm and lighter-than-air Jazzu voice.
In 2 December, 2017, the duet reported that they would split in 2018. 
Leon Somov (Leonas Somovas) has been creating music for more than 10 years. He is an acknowledged sound engineer, producer and electronic music composer. Leon’s musical career began in a metal band. Later he became a producer of such Lithuanian artists like Jurga Šeduikytė, Petras Geniušas, and Jazzu. He also works with contemporary art projects and creates music for theatre plays. Leonas Somovas has collaborated with the renowned theatre director Eimuntas Nekrošius.
Jazzu (Justė Arlauskaitė) started singing jazz at the age of 13. As a soloist, she performed with big-bands and in various jazz projects in Lithuania and abroad. At 15 she became a singer of the Lithuanian electronic band Pieno Lazeriai (aka 'Milky Lasers'). After graduating from music school and Juozas Tallat Kelpša Conservatory, she moved to London to study vocal singing at Thames Valley University. In 2005 Jazzu met producer Leon Somov and got involved into electronic music. Now Jazzu is working on her solo album with the Swedish Music Agency Mr. Radar.
|Lees and Seas||2013|
Awards and nomination
In 2009 Leon Somov & Jazzu were granted Best Baltic Act award at 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. 2011 they won 'Best Electronic Music Band' award at Lithuanian music association awards M.A.M.A.. In 2011 and 2012 Jazzu won ‘Best Female Singer of the Year’ and in 2012 Leon Somov became ‘Producer of the Year’. In 2013 ‘Leon Somov & Jazzu’ won 3 awards – ‘Best Electronic Music Band’, ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Band of the Year’ at Lithuanian music association awards (M.A.M.A.)
|2009||EMA||Best Baltic Act||Leon Somov & Jazzu||Won|
|2011||M.A.M.A.||Best Electronic Music Band||Won|
|Best Female Act||Jazzu||Won|
|Best Producer||Leon Somov||Won|
|2013||Best Live Act||Leon Somov & Jazzu||Won|
|Best Electronic Act||Won|
|Best Album||"Lees and seas"||Won|
|2014||Best Band||Leon Somov & Jazzu||Won|
|2015||Best Pop Act||Won|
|Best Song||"Po mano oda"||Nominated|
|LATGA Most Popular Composer||Leon Somov||Won|
|2016||Best Band||Leon Somov & Jazzu||Won|
|Best Live Act||Won|
- Official Lower Than The Ground video
- Official Leon Somov & Jazzu channel in Youtube.com
- Official Leon Somov & Jazzu fans page in Facebook.com
- Official Leon Somov & Jazzu channel in Soundcloud.com
- Leon Somov & Jazzu on Eurochannel
- "M.A.M.A 2015: trigubas Monikos Linkytės triumfas, metų grupė – "Leon Somov & Jazzu"". Žmonės.lt. Retrieved 6 February 2016.