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Kęstutis Vaiginis (saxsophone, LT)


KĘSTUTIS VAIGINIS (06/09/1978)

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:
2006 Amsterdam School of Arts, Master Studies (Saxophone instructor Jasper Blom)
2004-2006 North Netherlands Conservatorium, BA (Saxophone instructors: M.Miguel, D.Braden, Y.Honing)
1998-2004 Lithuanian Music Academy, MA (Saxophone instructor P.Vyšniauskas)
1993-1998 Vilnius Conservatoire (Saxophone instructor G.Afanasjevas)

Excellence courses:
Ralph Peterson, Joris Teepe, Briann Lynch, Conrad Herwig, David Bergman, Greg Osby, Lee Konitz, David Liebman, Myron Walden, Stewe Wilson, Ron Jackson, Dena De Rose, Kevin Mahogany, etc.

Musical merits:
2006 – Nominated as the Best Student 2006, Nord Netherland Conservatoirium
2005 – Participation in the jazz contest ‘Leiden Swingt’, 3rd place, the Netherlands
2001 – Improvisation contest ‘Rudens Bliuzo akvarelė’, holder of the 1st degree diploma (second place)
2000 – Participation in ‘The Brilliant Note’, holder of the I B group diploma, Latvia
1999 – Participation in Jazz junior festival with jazz quartet
1997 – 1st place at the J.Pakalnis classical music contest
1995 – 1st place at the J.Pakalnis classical music contest

Discography:
"Gipsy Nature": Kęstutis Vaiginis quarter: Kęstutis Vaiginis – ss, as; Ramadhani Syah – p; Chul Hoon Lee – db; Flavio Li Vigni – dr; Kęstutis Vaiginis, 2006 (CD)
"Out Of Planet": Kęstutis Vaiginis – ss, ts, Fabrizio Brusca – guitar, effects, Kęstutis Vaiginis, 2006 (CD)

Collections:
Free Spirits: Jazz from Lithuania 2005
Lietuvos muzikos informacijos ir leidybos centras LMIPCCD 026, 2005 (CD)
Lithuanian Pop / Rock / Folk / Jazz Music Sampler MIDEM 2006 "Gipsy"
Lietuvos muzikos informacijos ir leidybos centras LMIPCCD 034, 2006 (CD)

Musical experience:
2006 – Participation in the international festival ‘Kaunas Jazz - Fall 2006’
              Hernan Romero, Manuel Carro, Kęstutis Vaiginis
2006 – Participation in the joint exhibition of Kaunas and Vilnius artists ‘101.3 KM’, ŠMC
2006 – Participation in the international festival ‘Nida Jazz 2006’, Lithuania
2006 – Participation in the international festival ‘Oeral’, Tersheling, the Netherlands
2006 – Participation in the international festival ‘Birštonas Jazz 2006’
              Kęstutis Vaiginis Quartet (Lithuania, Italy, Korea, Indonesia)
2005 – Participation in the international festival ‘Alicante Jazz’, Alvaro Nevado Quartet (Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Korea)
2005 – Participation in the international festival ‘Kaunas Jazz 2005’, Sibuli Quartet (Lithuania, Bulgaria, Italy)
2004 – Participation in the contemporary music festival ‘Gaida’, L.Rimša and L.Paulauskis project ‘Die Welt is Traum(a)’ 2004 – Participation in the international festival ‘Jazzy Colors’, Paris, Kęstutis Vaiginis Trio 
             (E.Kanevičius, D.Rudis, K.Vaiginis)
2004 – Participation in the international festival ‘Kaunas Jazz 2004’, with Sibuli Quartet
2004 – Participation in the festival of the winds, solo with Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra (LSWO) ‘Trimitas’
2004 – concert tour in Lithuania with Herby Kopf
2004 – audio background of a film at the Silent Film Festival (E. Kanevičius, M. Aleksa, K. Vaiginis)
2003 – Participation in the presentation of the film ‘Džiazo dvasia’ at the international festival ‘Kaunas Jazz 2003’
              with JJJazzBand (H.Romero, D.Messina, K.Vaiginis)
2003 – Participation in the international festival ‘Kaunas Jazz 2003’, with Barbara Dennerlein Trio
2002 – Participation in the international festival ‘Kaunas Jazz 2002’, V.Labutis project Orkestretto
2002 – Participation in the contemporary music festival ‘Gaida’, L.Rimša project ‘Opera in Da House’
2002 – Saxophone, piano and orchestra solo in the program conducted by V.Lukočius, which was performed by LSWO ‘Trimitas’

Languages: Lithuanian (mother tongue), English and Russian.

More about: http://www.myspace.com/kestutisvaiginis

 "Gipsy Nature"
1. Gipsy 6.22
2. Snakes Dance 9.08
3. My Dreams 6.37
4. Suffering of city 8.28
5. Housed from Edvard B. Marsalis 7.32
6. Rverhill C.H.Lee 9.33
7. Bye Bye Black Bird R. Henderson 8.08
Kęstutis Vaiginis    soprano & alto saxophone
Ramadhani Syah    piano
Chul Hoon Lee        double bass
Flavio li Vigni         drums
 
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