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The 10th international festival “Big Band Festival Šiauliai 2019” will be taking place on the 7-8 of June and bring together all citizens and city guests near the Talkša lake. Spectators of the festival will enjoy good quality music, great mood, pleasant environment, tasty food and lots of attractions for all the family. Jazz melodies will fill the Sun city and the Talkša lakeshore will be full of smiling people. For more information, please visit our website or find us on Facebook Koncertų salė “Saulė”.

All festival concerts are free!


18:00-19:30 Kaunas Big Band (Lithuania) and Nadine Axisa (Malta). Art director Jievaras Jasinskis.

19:45-21:15 Latvian Radio Big Band and the most acclaimed drummers in Latvia with their version of „Buddy Rich Tribute“ (Latvia). Art director and conductor Karlis Vanags.

21:30-23:00 The National Defence Volunteer Forces (KASP) Big Band and Jurgis Brūzga, Neringa Nekrašiūtė, accordionist Andrius Balachovičius (Lithuania). Band leader and conductor captain Ričardas Čiupkovas.

23:00-00:00 DJs Iduba & Mantas Ri (Jazz/ Soul/ Funk/ Pop melodies).

JUNE 8 (Saturday)

16:00-16:45 Šiauliai „Romuva“ Gymnasium Big Band (Lithuania). Art director and conductor Romualdas Žukauskas.

17:00-18:30 Šiauliai Big Band (Lithuania) and vocal group „Framest“ (Latvia). Art director and conductor Raitis Ašmanis.

18:45-20:15 Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra and Anette von Eichel (Germany). Conductor Marko Lackner.

20:30- 22:00 West Coast Big Band and Orlando Milan (The Netherlands). Art director and conductor Nils van Haften.

22:00-00.00 DJs Iduba & Mantas Ri (Jazz/ Soul/ Funk/ Pop melodies). The host of the festival – musicologist Viktoras Gerulaitis

Organiser: Šiauliai city concert institution “Saulė”. Partners: The National Defence Volunteer Forces (KASP), Cask. Sponsors: Šiauliai City Municipality, Goethe Institute, Lithuanian Council for Culture. Media sponsors: Miesto Naujienos, Šiaulių naujienos, Etaplius, Šiaulių kraštas, RS2, Šiaulių televizija, ACM, Saulės miestas, OWEXX.