Jonas Nabažas (1907-2002) was among the first composition graduates of the Kaunas Conservatoire. As one of the first pupils of Juozas Gruodis, he remained faithful to his teacher's tradition to merge in his music moderate modernism and elements of Lithuanian folk music. His not so prolific output consists mostly of works for piano, solo and choral songs. His compositions are characterized by colourfulness, sudden shifts of moods, melodical turns and chords. Jonas Nabažas was also known for his pedagogical and musicological work.