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Jazz in Lithuania
In 1988 I went to Lithuania for the first time where I attended the first Vilnius Jazz Festival. I went there with a band who performed at this festival. It was a great experience, I fell in love with Lithuania, a country still under Soviet occupation at that time. I went back to Lithuania again and again, I made a lot of friends there, and in 1998 I decided to live there. During that time I wrote this article about Jazz in Lithuania, which was published in several magazines around the world.
- Jazz in Lithuania (Part 3)
It happened in 1980, Lithuanian jazz enthusiasts, among them the late musicologist Liudas Saltenis, decided to establish a jazz festival in Lithuania, but the authorities of the Soviet occupiers did not like...
- Jazz in Lithuania (Part 2) - Some Personal Experiences
This is my very personal story about my contacts and meetings with four Lithuanian jazz musicians whom I met during the last thirty years and with whom I shared many experiences, who became my friends over...