Collaborative Jazz Septet, photo - Nerijus Kuzmickas

Collaboration is probably the best way for a musician to improve or discover something new. Doesn't matter, collaborations with musicians or artists of another art form – the more the better. Needless to say, most of the artists understand this concept but the key is not to forget its importance in your daily life. Two friends – Donatas Petreikis and Karolis Šarkus– decided to collaborate. These musicians know each other for many years and spent countless hours on listening to records together, discussions and writing songs. Most of it would usually end up staying inside the studio but this time it was different. They have put all of their ideas with music on paper and out of love for jazz music “Collaborative Jazz Septet” was born. It is the only jazz septet in Lithuania who is playing authentic jazz music from the eras of bebop and hardbop. Karolis and Donatas recorded all this music and made an album out of that. Their debut album was digitally released on November 2020 but due to the pandemic they could only present the CDs live on August 2021. Currently they are releasing videos from series “That Groove“ which can be found on YouTube and working on their second album.

Collaborative Jazz Septet is:

Mindaugas Vadoklis – trumpet
Karolis Šarkus – alto saxophone
Donatas Petreikis – tenor saxophone
Jievaras Jasinskis – trombone
Tuomas Korhonen – piano
Mariusz Praśniewski – acoustic bass
Augustas Baronas – drums