18th International festival Vilnius Mama Jazz will take place on November 13-17, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Due to its readiness to feature all styles and trends of jazz music with the emphasis on quality, individuality, and relevance of the music, the festival is a singular celebration.

The Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival has over the years become one of the largest events in the capital. The festival programme features the music of world famous performers, Lithuanian jazz maestros, and joint international projects.

Among those who have appeared on the festival bill are jazz celebrities such as Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Bill Frisell, Pharoah Sanders, Marcus Miller, OREGON, Snarky Puppy, Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Medeski Martin & Wood, Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Chris Potter, The Bad Plus, Victor Bailey, Peter Brotzmann, Joe McPhee, John Scofield, Billy Cobham, Robert Glasper, Miguel Zenon, Mark Turner (USA), Avishai Cohen (bass, Israel), Miroslav Vitous (Czech Republic), Jean Luc Ponty, Erik Truffaz, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret (France), Vienna Art Orchestra (Austria), Satoko Fujii (Japan), Copenhagen Art Ensemble (Denmark), Sons of Kemet, Get The Blessing, Neil Cowley Trio, Phronesis (Great Britain), Rosario Giuliani, Flavio Boltro (Italy), Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang & Stian Westerhus, Marius Neset, Jaga Jazzist, Nils Peter Molvaer, Mathias Eick (Norway) and etc.

Organisers of the festival have their fingers on the pulse of the world jazz scene and offer audiences in Vilnius a wide range of music from the jazz palettes of Europe, the Americas, Asia, and other continents for their entertainment and enjoyment.

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