An influential figure among Lithuanian jazz musicians, double bassist Vytis Nivinskas demonstrates mature musical thinking, rich and expressive sound, vivid and active articulation, flexible and tuneful melodic lines. He developed an interest in music rather late. Fascinated with jazz he traded studies of philosophy at Vilnius University for double bass. Emerging on jazz stage in 1994, the bassist has not take long to acquire a solid experience as he played with leading Lithuanian jazz musicians, participated in numerous jazz, rock, classical and contemporary music projects. Vytis Nivinskas is a creative personality who has initiated such exclusive projects as “Coltrane Impressions” (2000, his debut as band leader) and an international group “Baltic Asteroids” where he played during his studies in the USA and revealed himself as a composer. Recently he is performing with the groups “Saga” and “Riot”, composing and teaching.