Yo-Yo-Mo-Mo 4 (Lithuania):
Simonas Šipavičius - s
The group has been performing for seven month. For the competition it presents Smoky Castle by Gediminas Gefenas.
Simonas Šipavičius is a five-time winner of the National J. Pakalnis Wind Instrument Competition. The saxophonist studies under associate professor Petras Vyšniauskas at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Gediminas Gefenas graduated from the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts where he studied piano. He started playing jazz in the last grade. Currently, he studies jazz piano under associate professor Artūras Anusauskas at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Domas Žostautas graduated from Vilnius College where he studied at the Pop Music Department. Currently, he studies with Vytis Nivinskas at the Jazz Department of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
The bassist has participated in jazz, rock and pop music projects, is a member of Tomas Leiburas Orchestra and Black Coffee. In various formations he has appeared in Vilnius Jazz, Birštonas, Nida and Daugavpils (Latvia) jazz festivals.
Dovilė Vaštakaitė graduated from Vilnius Conservatoire. Currently, she studies percussion under Arkady Gotesman at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. In last year’s Vilnius Jazz Young Power the percussionist has appeared in two projects.