Darius Rudis

The drummer Darius Rudis made his debut in the jazz scene in 1999 and has earned the reputation of technical and flexible player still in his study years. Currently he is one of the busiest Lithuanian jazz drummers, playing with many of the foremost Lithuanian jazz musicians, pop performers, performing abroad a lot.

Jūratė Kučinskaitė

 

At First Sight - Snapshot

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At First Sight - Snapshot

Artūras Anusauskas Quartet - Refreshment

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Artūras Anusauskas Quartet - Refreshment

Biography

Darius Rudis (b. 1982) studied piano and accordion at the Balys Dvarionas Music School, took private composition lessons from the contemporary composer Rytis Mažulis, started playing drums at the age of fifteen. He graduated from the J. Tallat-Kelpša Conservatory (the class of jazz drums) and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (master’s degree in educational sciences), studied at the Groningen Conservatory with Ralph Peterson (USA) and Steve Altenberg (USA). Currently he teaches the drums and jazz ensemble at the Vilnius College and the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Darius Rudis performs a lot in clubs and festivals together with the prominent Lithuanian and international musicians.

 

“I listen to a lot of different music, therefore I like to test myself in very different genres: jazz, rock, pop, world, electronic, experimental, classical music, etc.”

 

Lithuanian musicians of other genres Darius Rudis played with:

 

Virgilijus Noreika, Petras Geniušas, Martynas Levickis, Jazzu, Fusedmarc, Pieno Lazeriai, Happyendless, Skamp, Vaidas Baumila, Sasha Song, Linas Adomaitis, Tabami, Mantas Jankavičius, Rojaus Tūzai, Algis Greitai Ramanauskas, Rūta Ščiogolevaitė, Onsa, Arina, Gytis Paškevičius, Daiva Starinskaitė, Rasa Kaušiūtė, Alanas Hoshnau, Monika Liubinaitė, Gabrielius Vagelis, Dagna Kondravičiūtė, Gabrielius Vagelis, Egidijus Sipavičius, Cappella A, Shorena, Eduardo Gimenez, Istvan Kvik, Kimo Arbas.

 

Played in festivals and clubs abroad:

 

In Greece, Finland (Pori Jazz), Switzerland (Montreaux Jazz Festival, also in Lucerne, Zurich), Belgium (Jazz Village), Luxembourg (Jazz Rally), Moldova (Black Elephant), France (Jazz Colours, Café Universel), Czech Republic, Estonia (Jazz Kaar), Latvia (Rīgas Ritmi), Sweden (Nefertiti, Södra Teatern), Poland (in Warsaw, Gdańsk, Gdynia), The Netherlands (in Groningen, Amsterdam, The Hague), Byelorussia, United Kingdom (Cargo, Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival), Germany (tour of 40 concerts in different cities), Spain (Folk Segovia Festival, also in Madrid, Barcelona), Hungary, Ireland (in Dublin), Ukraine (Lviv and Kyiv jazz festivals), Russia (Sergei Kuriokhin Festival, also in Kaliningrad), Kazakhstan (in Astana, Almaty), Turkey (Alanya Jazz Days).

 

Played in festivals in Lithuania:

 

Elektrėnai Jazz, Vilnius Jazz, Vilnius Mama Jazz, Tamsta, Karklė, Rock Nights, Tundra, Dramblys, VDU Džiazo Jungtys, Rock Nights, Rafes, Christopher Summer Music, Panemunė Festival, Granatos, Galapagai, Sea Festival, Satta Outside, Be2gether, Broma, Impresijos, Gaida, etc.

 

Played with such distinguished international musicians as:

 

Philip Hamilton, Chielli Minucci, Frank Marocco, Victor Mendoza, Austin Becker, Niki Haris, Sheila Charles (USA), Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Hendrik Meurkens, Bernd Homann (Germany), Anatoly Vapirov (Bulgaria), Toivo Unt, Sofia Rubina (Estonia), Saskia Laroo (The Netherlands), Herbie Kopf (Switzerland), Bilal Karaman (Turkey), Gaio De Lima (Brazil), Federico Manzanares (Argentina), Robin Aristorenas (UK), Renzo Ruggieri (Italy), Njabulo Madlala (South Africa).

Sergei Sopelev: EGO
Andrei Polevikov - p, Sergei Sopelev - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Leonid Shinkarenko - b
Azbi, 1999 (MC)
Azbi LCD-090, 1999 (CD)

Le Bolero
Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 7: Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Vytautas Labutis - as, bs, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Pavel Giunter - perc, vib
Leo Music 001, 2001 (CD)

Jazz Classics
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Artūras Anusauskas - p, synth, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr, + guests: Michailas Jablonskis - voc, Daiva Starinskaitė - voc, Vytautas Grubliauskas - tp, voc
Partija, 2002 (CD)

Orkestretto. Live in Kaunas Jazz 2002
Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, p, Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, fl, Dmitry Golovanov - p, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Gediminas Laurinavičius - perc, Kęstutis Vaiginis - ss, Justė Sakalytė - as, Eugeny Snytkin - ts, Robertynas Vainoras - bs
Saxabassa Records SR 006, 2002 (CD)

Vakaro tyloj
Group "Aveniu": Rima Vackelionytė - voc, Dainius Didžiulis - g, Saulius Didžiulis - p, Augustinas Šeduikis - b, Darius Rudis - dr
Aveniu Records, 2003 (CD)

Feast of Silence
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Artūras Anusauskas - p, synth, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Musicians' Union LMSMBCD-080, 2004 (CD)
Artūras Anusauskas ARTANUS-001, 2004 (CD)

Vitas Gerulaitis. Remembrance in Jazz
Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Vytautas Labutis - as, ss, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Skirmantas Sasnauskas - tb, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Linas Būda - dr, Darius Rudis - dr, Pavel Giunter - perc, Arkady Gotesman - perc
Leo Music 002, 2004 (CD)

New Mood Jazz, 2006 (CD)

At First Sight
Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Prior Records PRCD-017, 2005 (CD)

Alanas Chošnau: Acoustic Concert in the Dark
Alanas Chošnau - voc, Aida Žiliūtė - voc, Soheit Bachara - voc, Eduardas Armonas - g, Andrius Murencevas - g, Oleg Yerokhin - g, Andrei Orlov - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Vytis Vainilaitis - perc
Melodija MD 039-239, 2005 (CD)

In compilations

Jazzy Lithuania
"Le Bolero"
Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 7: Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Pavel Giunter - perc
Judita Bartoševičienė VMJ 001, 2004 (CD)

Free Spirits: Jazz from Lithuania 2005
"Feast of Silence" (fragment)
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Artūras Anusauskas - p, synth, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 026, 2005 (CD)

Gold Disc 2005
"Release" / "River Bride"
Artūras Anusauskas Quartet: Aleksandr Fedotov - as, Artūras Anusauskas - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Musicians' Union LMSMB CD-077, 2005 (CD)

Laureates of the "Birštonas" Jazz Festivals
"Drumming" (fragment)
Vladimir Tarasov - dr, perc, Arkady Gotesman - dr, Arvydas Jofė - dr, perc, Gediminas Laurinavičius - dr, perc, Darius Rudis - dr
Birštonas' Cultural Centre, 2005 (CD)

Lithuanian Pop / Rock / Folk / Jazz Music Sampler MIDEM 2006
"Snapshot"
Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, flhn, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD 034, 2006 (CD)

Jazzy Vilnius
"Refreshment"
Artūro Anusausko kvartetas: Artūras Anusauskas - p, Aleksandr Fedotov - sax, Eugenijus Kanevičius - b, Darius Rudis - dr

Note Lithuania: Jazz

"Froglet's Dance"

Egidijus Buožis Quartet: Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Egidijus Buožis - p, Eugenijus Kanevičius - db, Darius Rudis - dr

"Le Bolero"
Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 7: Neda Malūnavičiūtė - voc, Vytautas Labutis - saxes, Valerijus Ramoška - tp, Dainius Pulauskas - ky, Leonid Shinkarenko - b, Darius Rudis - dr, Pavel Giunter - perc
Lithuanian Music Information and Publishing Centre LMIPCCD+DVD 002, 2007 (CD)

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