Sheep Got Waxed (Lithuania):
Simonas Šipavičius – sax
Performing less than a year, this group engages with its creative vitality and rich palette of expression means. Its two members Simonas Šipavičius and Paulius Vaškas have tried their hand in the Vilnius Jazz Young Power before. Last year they both appeared in the competition finals as members of Bon Ton, and Šipavičius also performed with Vilkšu Pa Muguru.
The saxophonist was voted the best instrumentalist at the 2010 competition. He also is a five-time winner of J. Pakalnis National Wind Instrument Competition.
Šipavičius studied saxophone at the Kretinga School of Music and Stasys Šimkus Conservatoire in Klaipėda. Currently, he continues his education at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LAMT), where he studies under Petras Vyšniauskas. Simonas took part in Vilnius Mama Jazz and Birštonas Jazz festivals.
Paulius Vaškas has graduated from Vilnius Conservatoire and currently studies electric guitar at the LAMT.
Aidas Gecevičius is a first-year student at the jazz department of the LAMT.
The trio will perform a collective original composition Memory Hole.