Vilnius Jazz Orchestra is a group of jazz musicians based in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. All members of the group are active and vivid Lithuanian jazz performers and soloists. Vilnius Jazz Orchestra was brought together in February, 2012 by a young jazz musician/arranger Remigijus Rančys. The orchestra has already prepared programs with soloists Sheila Charles, Denise Fontoura, Neda Malūnavičiūtė The Ditties, Jeff Cascaro, Uroš Perič and many others. The band has performed in the “Pilies jazz festival”, “Birštonas Jazz Festival”, “Saulkrastes Jazz Festival” (Latvia), “Sea Festival” in Klaipėda, and Kaliningrad City Jazz Festival. The orchestra has also collaborated with “Žuvėdra” and “Lindyhop.lt” dance troupes. The orchestra consists of some of the most famous jazz musicians in Lithuania: Valery Ramoška, Vytautas Labutis , Paulius Zdanavičius, Arkady Gotesman and many others.