Vilnius JJAZZ Ensemble

Vilnius JJAZZ Ensemble is an orchestra of professional jazz performers led by Lithuanian composer Jievaras Jasinskis. 
In 2022, the ensemble released their debut album of original compositions titled "American Stories." In January 2023, the ensemble introduced the album "Saxcess" by a saxophone group, and their third collective album "Deadly Dance" was released in June. In 2024, their digital album "Rave’n’Jazz" was released, boldly and uncompromisingly combining rave music with jazz. In 2024, the ensemble is preparing to release another album of original music, continuing to impress with their productivity.
Vilnius JJAZZ Ensemble aims to ensure that high-quality, professionally performed Lithuanian jazz can present original music in competitive international scenes, and to ensure the respect of Lithuanian creators and musicians by providing opportunities for young talents to collaborate with seasoned veterans, thus enabling the sharing of knowledge and experience in the jazz market.

Vilnius JJAZZ Ensemble extended lineup:

Jievaras Jasinskis – trombone
Valdas Surdokas – trombone
Albinas Gražulis – trombone
Valentas Marozas – bass trombone
Povilas Jurkša – trombone
Tomas Ciūnys – trombone
Kamilė Makaravečiūtė – trombone

Tomas Botyrius – alto saxophone
Karolis Šarkus – alto saxophone
Leonardas Pilkauskas – alto saxophone
Liutauras Janušaitis – tenor saxophone
Mindaugas Apulskis – tenor saxophone
Simonas Šipavičius – baritone saxophone
Donatas Petreikis – tenor saxophone

Gediminas Strupinskas – piano
Pranas Kentra – guitar
Mindaugas Stumbras – guitar
Artūrs Duckis – double bass
Domantas Razmus – drums

Laurynas Lapė – trumpet
Apolinaras Dubauskas – trumpet
Valerijus Ramoška – trumpet
Mindaugas Vadoklis – trumpet
Dominykas Vyšniauskas – trumpet