Vilnius Jazz Festival

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The Vilnius Jazz Festival is a jazz festival held in Vilnius, Lithuania. It provides a broad perspective on contemporary trends in jazz from all over the world.[citation needed]

The festival usually offers a 3-4 day programme of concerts, workshops and jam sessions featuring up to 10 different groups. The 24th edition of the Vilnius Jazz Festival was held on 13-16 October 2011.

Artists and sponsors[edit]

The Vilnius Jazz Festival programme features international jazz talent alongside Lithuanian talent. The festival has included artists such as The Zawinul Syndicate (USA), Sonny Simmons-Oliver Lake Quartet (USA), Courtney Pine Group (UK), Billy Cobham Band (USA), Arthur Blythe Quartet (USA), Steve Lacy (USA), Leroy Jenkins (USA), Viacheslav Ganelin (Israel), Otomo Yoshihide (Japan), Fred Frith (UK), Carlos Ward Quartet (USA), Defunkt (USA), Django Bates (UK), Cinematic Orchestra (UK), Iva Bittová (Czech Republic), Myra Melford Quartet (USA), Cuong Vu Trio (USA), Willem Breuker Kollektief (NL), Marc Ducret Trio (FR) and many others.

Cultural significance[edit]

In 2005, it became a member of the Europe Jazz Network.

Vilnius Jazz Festival 2018[edit]

In 2018, Vilnius Jazz Festival event was held for the 31-st time. Programme of the festival included such international and local artists as: Nate Wooley’s Knknighgh Quartet, Shai Maestro Trio, Sofia Jernberg, Vincent Courtois, Brian Marsella Trio, Ping Machine, Reinless and Paweł Brodowski[1]


External links[edit]

  • "Vilnius Jazz Festival". Retrieved 2006-06-01.