Giedrius Nakas


Giedrius Nakas (b. 1990) is a composer, songwriter, arranger, and pianist, versed in a variety of genres, including jazz, popular music, as well as classical and contemporary styles. The recent highlights of his artistic career include the release of his second album in 2018 titled No Fear, Full of Love, recorded at the Acoustic Recording Studio in New York City (USA). The album features a number of highly esteemed jazz personalities, such as Justin Brown, Ben Williams, Troy Roberts, Caleb Curtis, Alina Engibaryan, and Vanisha Gould. The album presents nine compositions by Nakas, all displaying traces of influence from a variety of styles, ranging across contemporary jazz, neo-soul, hip-hop, classical music, and rock. The composer’s genuine and authentic voice is embedded in his appealing and multifarious melodies. Every detail serves as a foundation for thematic development of his colorful textures, often resulting in sudden contrasts. His compositions combine notated and improvized passages, and feature multiple solo inserts, thus sounding unique in each performance.