Dainius Pulauskas Group



Dainius Pulauskas - keyboards;
Valerijus Ramoska - trumpet, flugelhorn;
Liutauras Janusaitis - tenor sax;
Vytautas Labutis - alto & soprano saxes;
Domas Aleksa - bass;
Linas Buda - drums

Dainius Pulauskas Group is one of the most influential and active Lithuanian jazz units, and may rightly be called ambassadors of Lithuanian jazz. Jazz critic Jan Patterson, in his article in portal All About Jazz (October 10, 2011), described this group as "The Dainius Pulauskas Group is a unique sextet whose mixture of melody and muscle, lyricism and the unexpected, places it firmly at the forefront of progressive European jazz-fusion." and the group leader is characterized as "pianist/keyboardist Pulauskas is without a doubt, one of the most interesting composers at the fusion end of European jazz, and has been at the helm of this sextet for seventeen years".

The Finnish jazz critic Risto Haapsamo has referred to their highly idiomatic version of fusion as "a forceful pulse of modern jazz".

"Pulauskas together with his colleagues makes the best ever possible fusion (...) It's been long time since I heard such talented jazz masters," - writes Swedish reviewer Bo Levender.

The group started in 1996 at the Birštonas Jazz Festival. In 1997 they released a debut album "Penetration". Dainius Pulauskas Group has beaten all local records by rising to the hall of fame of Lithuanian jazz in an amazingly short time.

During the years of its existence D.P.G. participated in many prestigious European, Asian, African and American jazz festivals.