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Lithuanian Jazz Showcase and Q&A

Lietuvos kultūros institutas

LITHUANIAN JAZZ 

Showcase and Q&A 

Thursday19 November, 2020 

14:00-15:00  Vilnius time (GMT+02:00) 

More information:  kristina.agintaite@lithuanianculture.lt 

The Lithuanian Culture Institute and Music Information Centre invite you to the first digital Lithuanian Jazz Showcase, which will feature some of the most outstanding Lithuanian jazz mucisians today. The showcase introduces six performers/ensembles reflecting the variety of the Lithuanian jazz scene. The Lithuanian Jazz Showcase brings established and acclaimed jazz musicians together with musicians and ensembles of a younger generation who frequently cross genre boundaries to create innovative musical hybrids. 

Following the showcase there will be a group Q&A. 

 After the event there will be the possibility to have one to one virtual meetings with the musicians presented in the showcase. These will be organised on an individual basis. 

 The Lithuanian Jazz Showcase marks a new chapter in the Lithuanian Culture Institute’s Study Visit Programme. The programme has been adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic format by offering newly produced virtual content and networking possibilities, with inperson visits to Lithuania proposed for the future. 

 PRESENTERS:  

Rasa Murauskaitė, music critic, senior editor of the Lithuanian Radio and Television radio channel LRT KLASIKA 

 Julijus Grickevičius, president of Lithuanian Jazz Federation, head of the Lithuanian Radio and Television radio channel LRT KLASIKA 

PRESENTERS BIOS:  

Rasa Murauskaitė (b. 1992) is a Lithuanian music critic, radio and event host. She graduated from the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy with a Master’s in Music Theory and Criticism. For half a year she studied at the CNSMDP as well as the Paris School of Gregorian Chant.  

Murauskaitė has presented papers at international conferences in the United States, Paris,
Riga, Istanbul, Warsaw, Leipzig, Gdańsk, and Vilnius. Since 2018 she has been a visiting lecturer at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and Vilnius University. Since 2020 she has been senior editor at the Lithuanian Radio and Television radio channel LRT KLASIKA. Murauskaitė has published extensively, writing reviews and conducting interviews about music and culture in the Lithuanian and international media. Her interests include music criticism, early Lithuanian music, contemporary Lithuanian music aesthetics and philosophy. 

Julijus Grickevičius (b. 1987) is a communication and marketing specialist with almost fifteen years of experience in the field of culture and art. He graduated from the Vytautas Magnus University with a degree in Public Communication and is currently studying for a master‘s degree in integrated communication. Since 2020 he has been the head of the Lithuanian Radio and Television radio channel LRT KLASIKA, where he also works as a presenter of radio and television programmes.  

Grickevičius calls himself a lover of classical music and jazz and is currently president of the Lithuanian Jazz Federation, regularly collaborating with jazz music festivals including Vilnius Mama Jazz, Nida Jazz, Jazz MaratonasBroma Jazz and others. 

 

ORGANISERS: 

Lithuanian Culture Institute 

Music Information Centre Lithuania 

PARTNER

Lithuanian Jazz Federation

 SUPPORTED BY 

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania