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Vytautas Labutis graduated in 1986 from the Vilnius Academy of Music completing a course in saxophone playing. He constantly takes part in various international “JazzBaltica Ensemble” (leaders D.Murray, N.O.Pedersen, M.Schneider, D.Bates, etc.), ”Octet Ost” (lead. Ch.Muthspiel), “Moscow Composers Orchestra”, ”New European Saxophone Quartet”, ”A.Vapirov Big Band” and Lithuanian projects - “Vilnius Jazz Quartet featuring Neda”, ”D.Pulauskas Sextet”, ”L.Šinkarenko Quartet”, ”Kaunas BigBand”, ”Lithuanian Art Orchestra”(lead.V.Tarasov),”Duo E.Kanevičius -V.Labutis”, composes and presents his original projects as a leader (V.Labutis quartet,octet -CD “Terra Vandetuja”, project “Orkestretto”,etc.)Also plays and composes for the movies,theatres and teaches saxophone and improvisation in Vilnius B.Dvarionas music school.

In his music he originally merges experience of jazz music, classical, experimental and alternative music. As a final result he produces the synthesis of unpredictable music product.It is one of undoubtful features of his individuality.Multiinstrumentalist and improviser by his nature V.Labutis is creating music while being on the scene, at the same time, liberating himself from usual jazz frames.It looks like he is protesting against routine in music every time proving the statement “let’s perform life on the scene and it will be much easiear to die”.This viewpoint finds the way to the listeners heart and his music creates magnificent atmosphere, invites to meet the musician every time you can...


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Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Location

Vilnius

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Self Produced
2007

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Album Concerto Grosso by Vytautas Labutis

Concerto Grosso

Juosta Records
2005

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