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Skirmantas Sasnauskas


A trombonist, bagpiper, multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer, Skirmantas Sasnauskas displays an incredibly rich array of expressive means and a broad musical purview, encompassing traditional jazz, free, fusion, avant-garde experiments, as well as various forms of synthesis between jazz and folk, jazz and new music. He is best known for developing an original style that incorporates the elements and timbres of Lithuanian folk music. Skirmantas Sasnauskas has been active on Lithuanian jazz scene since 1986. He has performed with nearly all of the Lithuanian jazz musicians. Quite a few of the now famous Lithuanian jazz performers have been nurtured in his groups. With diverse stylistic experience in the past, Skirmantas Sasnauskas is now turning towards simplicity and melodic beauty. Voice often becomes his prime instrument, especially due to its instrumental treatment.

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Skudutis (938.77 kb)
Witches' Tales - Sutartinė (859.18 kb)
Skirmantas Sasnauskas’ project “Sambossa”
Antonio Carlos Jobim. Aqua De Beber (fragment), Birštonas Jazz 2006

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