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ABOUT US

Lithuananian Jazz Union is an association based in Vilnius and governed by three bodies: president, board, members.

In 2022 a new president and board was elected. 

Lietuvos džiazo federacijos board:

Dorotėja Būdaitė

Arnas Mikalkėnas

Vytis Nivinskas

Marija Astromskaitė 

Tadas Pasaravičius

Mindaugas Stumbras

Simonas Šipavičius

Lithuanian JAZZ union president:

Dmitrij Golovanov

Ve value artistry, equality, freedom, knowledge exchange and respecting people, environment and art. 

Lithuanian Jazz Union’s mission is:

  • to grow and nurture Lithuanian jazz;
  • to help and make it recognisable;
  • to establish its industry in the jazz market locally, as well as abroad.

 

VISION

 

Lithuanian Jazz Union’s vision is:

  • to establish a network of strategically important connections in the international jazz market;
  • consequently, to implement cultural exchanges, educational seminars, workshops, and promotion necessary to Lithuanian jazz.

 

ACTIVITIES

 

Lithuanian Jazz Union’s main areas of activity are:

  • Providing regional and business-related education;
  • Executing inner (among musicians, managers, festival organizers, etc.) and outer (between artists and audiences) communication;
  • Finding financial support for various jazz-related projects;
  • Networking at international jazz fairs and events related to local / international jazz industry, retaining cooperations with embassies and municipalities;
  • Various work – promotional, educational – during jazz festivals and conferences;
  • Implementing the strategy of Lithuanian jazz export (digital and physical).

 

OBJECTIVES

 

  1. To support, represent and protect the economical, legal and professional interests of members of Lithuanian Jazz Union.
  2. To support organizations, individuals and publications, which are important to the Union’s activities.
  3. To build favorable conditions for businesses concerned with Lithuanian jazz and its culture’s promotion and advocacy.
  4. To ally with other relevant Lithunian and international federations / unions.
  5. To participate in activities and events of relevant international organizations.
  6. To organize events connected to Lithuanian Jazz Union’s interests, and arrange means for jazz musicians to professionally improve.
  7. To collaborate and exchange relevant information with other apposite organizations in Lithuania and abroad.
  8. To build favourable conditions for the Union’s members to improve their profession-related qualifications.
  9. To initiate and organise seminars, workshops, conferences, as well as other relevant events in the sphere of jazz music.

BOARD

Dmitrij Golovanov

Dmitrij Golovanov

President

Dorotėja Būdaitė

Dorotėja Būdaitė

Vytis Nivinskas

Vytis Nivinskas

Tadas Pasaravičius

Tadas Pasaravičius

Arnas Mikalkėnas

Arnas Mikalkėnas

Marija Astromskaitė

Marija Astromskaitė

Simonas Šipavičius

Simonas Šipavičius

Mindaugas Stumbras

Mindaugas Stumbras

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