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30
April

International JAZZ Day in Klaipeda

Musical feast in the city

At 30th April, when all world will celebrate International jazz day, traditionally Klaipeda also will be full with sound of jazz music. This year jazz day in the port city will be more uproarious and memorable as last years.    Jazz music will sound in almost ten bars or restaurants in the city. Special for this International jazz day and as the main „desert“ of this day, will be the revival and only one performance of legendary port jazz group „Doudi Jazz Band“,    they will give only one performance in the lobby of Klaipeda state musical theatre.
27
April

APPLE TEA

Belarus jazz “business“ card

"Apple Tea" – it is a jazz “business“ card of Belarus, one of the most famous jazz bands in our neighbor country, and they are alive more than twenty years. Their played music is not only for jazz fans. Bright, loud and jolly “Apple tea“ band   members will like everyone who love good quality music“ – says Inga Grubliauskiene, organizer of Klaipeda castle jazz festival.
30
April

“Doudi Jazz Band“

Exclusive performance for International JAZZDAY

“Doudi Jazz Band“ – is one of most popular and most significant classic jazz band in Lithuania, which brought together experienced, vivid and    original    jazz musicians from our country. This band also differ with its deep sense for performed jazz styles, precise and professional interpretation, artistry. Band members: Vytautas Grubliauskas Kongas (vocal, trumpet), Algis Kilis (saxophone), Edmundas Federavicius (drums), Arnoldas Jankunas (keyboard)
22
April

JOJO MAYER AND KLAIPED JAZZ ORCHESTRA

„King of experiments“, „Stormy drummer“ or „God of drums“ – it is only a few epithets were said by viewers and music critics about  world famous drummer Jojo Mayer . Yes, he returns to our port city one more time, and together with Klaipeda jazz orchestra who brings together best musicians of western Lithuania will rock the stage of Klaipeda castle jazz festival.
20
April

„Jazz star“ award

For the honoured jazz promoters

Organizers of Klaipeda castle jazz festival starts a new tradition – every year from now "Jazz star"  award  will be handed for the most honored jazz promoters in our port city. This year the first "Jazz star"award will be handed on 30th of April in Klaipeda state music theatre, during the celebration of International jazz day.
05
April

Shakatak

British Legends

After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of the classic ‘Nightbirds” recording and the title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire.  This success was repeated with the top-ten hit “Down on the Street and the award-winning video established the band’s personnel of Jill Saward(lead vocs), Bill Sharpe(keys),Keith Winter(gtr),  George Anderson(bass) and Roger Odell(drums). With the magic Al Jarreau/Shakatak combination,the group went on to record the track ‘Day by Day’ to further international acclaim.
08
November

Forging Klaipeda Jazz Festival

Documentary Film

In the beginning of every summer our port city is drowned in jazz music rhythm with Klaipeda caste jazz festival. Everybody knows that this year it was 20th jazz festival, says festival leader Inga Grubliauskiene, and because of that it was decided to put most memorable moments acquired in two decades of festival existence into a film.