Dainius Pulauskas Group | Lithuania

A Powerful Pulse of Lithuanian Fusion

Dainius Pulauskas | Keyboards

Valerijus Ramoška | Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Rimantas Brazaitis | Tenor Saxophone

Kestutis Vaiginis | Alto & Soprano Sax

Leonid Sinkarenko | Bass

Linas Buda | Drums


Dainius Pulauskas Group was formed in 1994 and debuted as a quintet but, by 1996, had evolved into a sextet and before long became one of the most significant Lithuanian jazz groups and winning international acknowledgement. Over the years, DPG has performed a lot in Lithuania and in a number of European countries as well as in jazz festivals in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and USA.


The Finnish jazz critic R. Haapsamo called their music “a powerful pulse of the modern jazz.” The Swedish critic Bo Levender states that "Pulauskas, together with his colleagues creates the best fusion as it can be.”


Dainius Pulauskas Group is characterized by their use electronic and acoustic instruments to create a very eloquent music space; a very peculiar version of fusion.



The group was awarded GRAND PRIX in “Yesterday - Parnu  ‘99” international contest (Estonia).

D.Pulauskas got “BRAVO” nomination as the best jazz player in Lithuania in 1998.

D. Pulauskas was awarded GRAND PRIX in “Birstonas Jazz’ 2000” festival (Lithuania).

The group was awarded GOLD DISC 2001 (Lithuanian Musicians Union), (Lithuania).

LT IDENTITY 2004 Award - Dainius Pulauskas Sextet for the promotion of Lithuanian Jazz.

“Vilnius Jazz” Festival Award for contributions to the Lithuanian jazz culture, 2010.





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