Budreckytė Laura - Lithuania
Laura comes from a cozy Birštonas resort in Lithuania. Birštonas is called jazz mecca of Lithuania because of Birštonas Jazz Festival, which has started more than 30 years ago.
She has graduated from Birštonas school of arts, piano class.
In 2008 Laura came to the capital Vilnius for jazz vocal studies at Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy and this year she is going to graduate her jazz vocal master course at LMTA. During her studies Laura as exchange student spent half a year in Tallinn, studying at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Singer has got priceless musical expierence, knowledge and inspirations from the courses of Bobby Mcferrin , Brian Melvin, Jeff Cascaro, Adam Makovic, Vladimir Tarasov, Jyrki Kangas and others.
In 2012 Laura became the first place winner of competition "Jazz Voices" in Klaipėda (Lithuania), also she was nominated as the best free program performer. In 2013 singer won GRAND PRIX at international jazz vocal competition Riga Jazz Stage in Latvia, also she was invited to perform at “RIGAS RITMI” and “PORI JAZZ” festivals.
At this time Laura is playing music with diferent kind of jazz bands including gypsy jazz ensemble "The Schwings", duo “CinAmono” with bass player Vytis Nivinskas and others.
This year Laura is going to perform at Birštonas Jazz festival with internetional project CinAmono 5 created with drummer Tony Renold from Switzerland, accordionist Kaspar Uljas from Estonia and Lithuanian well known musicians Eugenijus Jonavičius and Vytis Nivinskas.