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My Unique Jazz Festival: Lithuanian Quartet Tree Stones in Berlin

May 23rd, 2014
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News from Berlin - The European Union National Institutes for Culture Berlin (EUNIC) presents the first „My Unique Jazz Festival. Jazz from Europe” between May 21st – 29th in the clubs Kunstfabrik Schlot and b-flat, as well as at the Nordic Embassies Berlin.

My Unique Jazz Festival was opened yesterday, on May, 21st by the well-known Lithuanian jazz quartet “Tree Stones” that consists of four musicians from three different Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Kestutis Vaiginis plays the saxophone, Dima Golovanov the piano, Kleinsorge Tim is on bass and Bodek Janke on the drums.

“Tree Stones” was created in 2012 by Kestutis Vaiginis, one of the most famous Lithuanian saxophonists outside of Lithuania. Tree Stones have played at prestigious music festivals such as the International Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany) and Jazz Jambouree (Poland) among others. The current concert was organized by the EUNIC Berlin and Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in Germany Gabriele Žaidytė with the strong support of the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.

The other festival participants are jazz bands and musicians from 22 European countries presenting their own music and contemporary interpretations of beloved traditional and classic jazz pieces. The event will last until next Thursday, May 29th with two concert performances a day. The main organizer of this event is the European Union National Institutes for Culture Berlin (EUNIC). Project partners are: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the International Cultural Program Centre.

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