Linas Labudis

Linas Labudis Session drummer

A versatile session drummer with strong groove and wide improvisation capabilities, Linas is a professional adapting well in any musical style. With 25 years experience in jazz, funk, big band, pop and rock styles he is also an excellent sight reader and teacher.

Favourite Projects / Bands/ Musicians Jazz: • A.Jakaitis Jazz Trio • Jazz Time Band • E.Sipavicius Band • R.Grabstas Jazz Ansamble (with Corey Peterson (USA), Bob Shepard (USA), R.Brecker(USA), Vinny Messina(USA) • Green Bridge Band • Junction Band • TOGO Project Big Band: • Lithuanian Radio and Television Orchestra Brass Band „GARSAS“ • Kaunas Big Band „ Rock/Blues: • Rock Opera „Romeo & Juliet“ • NetProfit rock group • GKG Blues Cats Other: • Folk Group „Atzalynas“ • „Lets Play Tango“ String Quartet

Festivals • Lithuanian Orchestra Championship �” 1st prize • Birstonas Jazz 1988-2008 (Lithuania) • Klaipeda Jazz 2007 (Lithuania) • Ryga Jazz 1998 (Latvia) • Fonfares le Fronteres (France) • Liepaja Jazz 2007 (Latvia)

Tours Belgium, Holland, Norway, Germany, Chezk Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Poland

Television • 2007 LTV „Songs TOP10“ • 2007 TV3 „Puikusis Show“ • 2007 LNK „ Radiocentras Honours“ • 2008 LNK TV Serial „Nekalta Meile“ Honours • 2008 LTV2 „Improvisations Avenue“

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