Events and tours

Jazz Legend

2020 August 7 Past event
1 h 10 min
10 Eur
Start of the Event: 7.30 pm 
Place of the event: the Park Stage of the Klaipėda Concert Hall
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Artistic Director Mindaugas Bačkus
Leonidas Šinkarenko (bass guitar)
Linas Būda (percussion)
Jan Maksimovič (soprano and tenor saxophones)
Vytautas Labutis (saxophone, keyboards)
Programme: alloriginal compositions by Leonidas Šinkarenko (arr. by Rimantas Giedraitis)

Leonid Shinkarenko may well deserve the honour of being called the jazz legend in Lithuania. According to musicologist Jūratė Kučinskaitė, “active as bassist, composer and group leader, he is one of the key figures in Lithuanian jazz. His virtuoso bass playing is distinguished for exceptional sensuousness and melodic richness. The bass in his hands can act as a sensitive rhythmic background and a responsive companion to other instruments, as an authoritative leader, a narrator or lyric character. As for his original compositions, he is best known for gripping romantic ballads. He made his debut in 1981 with the Vladimir Chekasin Quartet (Chekasin was his teacher). Since then he has performed with many musicians coming from different musical backgrounds.”
In this concert he will team up with his long-standing sidemen, including Linas Būda (drums), Jan Maksimovič (soprano and tenor saxophones) and Vytautas Labutis (saxophone, keyboards), as well as with the Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra. The programme will feature his original compositions arranged for string orchestra especially for this occasion by Rimantas Giedraitis.
The concert goers showing symptoms of acute respiratory infections (cold or flu like symptoms), experiencing fever (37.3ºC and more) or other signs of infectious diseases shall not be admitted to the events and no claims for ticket refunds shall be accepted.
While attending our events, it is mandatory to wear face coverings (face masks or respirators), except children under 6 years of age.
All concert goers shall be subject to temperature check at the entrance.
Pre-schoolers (2–7 years of age) will be admitted to all events free of charge, except the educational programme “Little House of Music.” Admission to the “Little House of Music” is free of charge for children under 2 years of age.