Oak Birches even from the title cause lot of questions about the content. Being self ironic and equipped with wide range of knowledge of both academic and jazz music, Trio developes it's own sound. The conception swings between minimalism to stormy breakouts of open improvisation and precisely composed passages, creating multi-layered and spell bingind music. Each member of trio contributes his ideas equally, with strong sense of intellectual background and personal creativity. Oak Birches usually tours as trio, but the very premier concert in Vth Festival VMU Jazz Connection in Kaunas was presented in format of Tentet, including such instruments as French horn, sousaphone, double drum section to name a few and dressed up in performative almost theatrical form.
Some more information about musicians: Tomas Razmus - one of the most innovative musicians of his generation, who took part in numerous projects in free avant-garde, improvised music projects as well as in mainstream, big band jazz ensembles including Bob Mintzer, Lasse Lindgren, Jukka Linkola, Liudas Mockunas, Vladimir Chekasin, Kenny Wolesen, Francesco Angiuli to name a few.
Nerijus Ardzevicius - founding himself equally well in playing as in teaching, he has a role of lecturer in Kaunas Music Academy. His classic alto opens in new way in improvised music.
Arnas Mikalkenas - starts from degree in classic accordion, conducting, and jazz piano, now teaches in Kaunas Conservatory. Arnas is on of the most active free music players in Lithuania. He acts as band leader, composer, recently he is working with theatre music and performance art. In list of Arnas stage colleagues you could find such personalities as Kenny Wolesen, Sean Francis Conway, Lasse Lindgren, Liudas Mockunas, Arkady Gotesman etc. Arnas took part in many European festivals, his recent root goes to France, Ireland, Russia, Germany, Estonia etc.
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