EGLĖ PETROŠIŪTĖ – a lithuanian jazz vocalist based in The Netherlands distinguished by her warmly elegant tone and an instrumental approach to improvisation who performs arranged jazz standards, original compositions and brazilian music.
Egle’s path as a musician began with a youth big band „The Magic Time Orchestra“, in which Egle used to play piano and sing, already in her teens peformed in various clubs, concert halls and travelled. In 2012 the singer moved to the Netherlands to study jazz at The Royal Conservatoire of the Hague, where she had a great opportunity to learn from well known dutch jazz musicians, such as Jarmo Hoogendijk, John Ruocco, Anka Koziel, Yvonne Smeets, Sanna Van Vliet, Martijn Van Iterson and others. During the years in the Netherlands Egle studied voice technique, improvisation and arranging intensively. She also had chances to perform with various jazz ensembles, big band projects and even chamber music projects mostly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Lithuania. All these experiences helped Egle develop a universal way of using her voice, having a recognizable tone and being able to switch between different styles and grooves, traditional and modern jazz, world and contemporary music, in a versatile manner. Egle is now continuing her jazz studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
Currently Egle is playing her arrangements and compositions collaborating with bassist Matheus Nicolaiewsky, pianists Timothy Banchet, Francesca Tandoi, Floris Kappeyne and drummers Sander Smeets and Willem Romers. She is also a co-founder of a brazilian music project AS CORES RICAS DO BRASIL with saxophonist Caspar Van Wijk and one of the strongest brazilian music drummers living in Europe – Fernando Paiva Da Silva from Brazil.
The singer participated and became a finalist in several national and international competitions, („Jazz Voices“ 2014, 2015, „Riga Jazz Stage“ 2013, „The Voice Of Lithuania“ 2011, „Jazz Fountain“ 2009, 2010). The jury in every competition particularly complimented her cozy tone, rich improvisation and tasteful arrangements.