“Talking about Jazz”

The British-Lithuanian Society invites you to

Erika Stankeviciute
“Talking about Jazz”

with music by Mykolas Viningas, and Vilija Leitanaite and her band

“Talking about Jazz” is for those who love, enjoy and/or want to know more about Jazz. Come to enjoy an evening of music and stories from people who live and breathe Jazz every day.

Mykolas Viningas – saxophonist (born in Klaipeda) was introduced to music at the age of six and has played the saxophone since he was 14. He studied saxophone with Rolandas Vizgaudis at the Eduardas Balsys Arts High School and attended after-class lessons with local Jazz pianist Saulius Siauciulis. In 2012, Mykolas was selected to participate in the Travelling Youth Orchestra international project which took place in France and the Baltic countries. Currently he is studying the BMus Jazz programme at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Speake and others.

Vilija Leitanaite – Jazz singer who works with a live band in London and South East England. Having studied Classical Vocals at the Lithuanian National Music Conservatoire for four years she realized that Jazz was not just a fling, but a deep burning passion, soon to be her profession. In pursuit of this career Vilija came to the London College of Music to study Jazz Vocals. She graduated in July 2014 with a BMus with First Class Honours. Vilija was also awarded a First Class Licentiate of the London College of Music. Her professional music career spans more than eight years. Vilija is a Winner of Lutenor Prize for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist 2014. She is continuing her studies in Jazz Vocals doing a Masters MMus degree through a Scholarship programme.

Tickets cost £10 (£5 students). To book please email blssecretary@hotmail.com