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Trimitas in Jazz

DURATION: 1 hour

It is a concert program that has no analogues in Lithuania, when the clarinet, vibraphone and wind orchestra meet in one scene. Discovering each other at the sunrise of the swing era, the vibraphone and clarinet have become one of the most subtle and significant musical duos that have dictated fashion for interpretations of music of various eras.

The music of Benny Goodman will be reborn in modern times with the arrangements of the orchestra “Trimitas”. Together with soloists Marius Šinkūnas (vibraphone) – winner of national and international competitions who has perfected and performed in France, USA, Japan, and Ąžuolas Paulauskas (clarinet) – outstanding musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer.

Benny Goodman was born in 1909 in Chicago, USA, his parents – expats from the cities of the old continent – Kaunas and Warsaw. The abundant and musical family of Goodman allowed Benny’s talent to unfold unrestrained, displaying an exceptional sense of swing and rhythm from childhood. In 1924-1934 played in the jazz orchestras of B. Meroff, B. Pollack, R. Nichols, B. Beiderbecke, H. Carmichael, J. Teagarden. In 1934 he formed a big band in Chicago (played and arranged by F. Henderson, B. Carter). Since 1935 he also performed with small ensembles (trio, quartet, sextet) composed of his big band musicians. In 1938 his orchestra was the first of the jazz ensembles to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. Since 1938 he also performed chamber music.

B. Goodman has composed works for the orchestra by B. Bartók (Contrasts), A. Copland and P. Hindemith (concerts for clarinet with orchestra). In 1955 B. Goodman formed a new big band, filmed and performed with him throughout Europe. The advanced solo improvisations of his big band had a major influence on the development of jazz music.

PROGRAM – Arrangements of Benny Goodman works for brass band, jazz standards

If you would like to book the program, you can contact us by email vadyba@trimitas.lt or by phone
+370 686 30727.