Dainius Pulauskas Group was formed in 1996 and instantly became one of the most influential and leading Lithuanian jazz units and an internationally renowned ambassador of Lithuanian jazz. Jazz critic Jan Patterson, in his article portal All About Jazz (October 10, 2011) this group described as “The Dainius Pulauskas Group is a unique sextet whose mixture of melody and muscle, lyricism and the unexpected, places it firmly at the forefront of progressive European jazz-fusion.” and the group leader is characterized as “pianist/keyboardist Pulauskas is without a doubt, one of the most interesting composers at the fusion end of European jazz, and has been at the helm of this sextet for seventeen years”. The group's music once described as "a forceful pulse of modern jazz" by Risto Haapsamo. "Pulauskas together with his colleagues makes the best ever possible fusion (...) It's been long time since Iheard such talented jazz masters," - writes Swedish reviewer Bo Levender.
Giants of Jazz celebrates the best of international and Indian musicians and their love for jazz. The festival brings together live performances from incredible artists in celebration of music that is democratic, inclusive, powerfully emotional, and that speaks to people of all races and nationalities. This festival by The Piano Man recognizes both group and individualistic expressions of Jazz. Each day is a unique experience in itself. The line-up explores the century of tradition of jazz and traces its evolution through the ages and its effects on a variety of genres of music.
The fifth edition of Giants of Jazz 2019 promises a roster of artists that will leave you gripping the edge of your seats.