Egle Petrosiute – jazz&world music vocalist whose face and voice is getting more and more familiar among the lovers of improvised music. Natural elegance with a touch of wild spirit that breaks free through her music and improvisation. From the greatest jazz singers and horn players to brazilian rhythms and Stevie Wonder, her music echoes a sophisticated, but entertaining blend of influences.
Petrosiute moved to the Netherlands in 2012 to pursue a career in jazz. She was fortunate to study with the Dutch jazz greats such as Lydia Van Dam, Jarmo Hoogendijk, John Ruocco, Martijn van Iterson and Joris Roelofs to name a few and soon started developing her own taste and approach to music. She started performing in various jazz settings, venues and festivals mostly with her Egle Petrosiute Group, a world music band Samba da Minha Terra and Fernando Paiva Group.
Petrosiute has had chances to sing with several great orchestras, namely Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra, Vilnius Jazz Orchestra, LRT Light Music Orchestra, The Magic Time Orchestra, Amstel Big Band and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.
With own bands and as a guest singer Petrosiute has already performed on a variety of stages and festivals in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Portugal and Brazil. She is currently working on her debut CD with EGLE Ensemble.