Valencia based artist Viktorija Pilatovic is a Lithuanian jazz vocalist and composer known for her unique style and often captivating performances. In the realm of jazz, where each note is pivotal, Viktorija Pilatovic perhaps stands out, to a certain extent, as a visionary of sorts. Along with her band, she weaves together a tapestry of melody and emotion that can captivate an audience on a good night. Indeed, the jazz vocalist and composer has carved a niche for herself with her rather distinctive voice and quite an innovative approach to the genre.
Recorded in Valencia, her new album ‘Skybridges’ displays a host of expressive, dramatic instrumental verses and bold vocals too. At the heart of Viktorija Pilatovic’s music is her distinctive voice, an instrument capable of expressing a range of emotions. Her vocals smoothly navigate the intricate nuances of jazz, from sultry and smoky tones to clear & beautiful highs. She interprets classic standards of the genre while presenting her original compositions. Pilatovic’s vocal prowess is a testament to her combination of musical training, technical skill and a certain amount of emotional depth too.
Beyond her interpretation of existing jazz standards, Viktorija Pilatovic is a composer in her own right. Her compositions often reflect a modern sensibility while maintaining a deep respect for the roots of jazz. The traditional and contemporary elements in her music create a dynamic listening experience that appeals to a broad audience. Her ability to connect with listeners on a personal level is a testament to the universal language of music.
As Viktorija Pilatovic continues to evolve as an artist, it might be said that her contributions to the world of jazz are leaving an indelible mark on the music scene and in a positive way. With each album, performance, and collaboration, it could be argued that she adds to the ever-expanding narrative of jazz, pushing boundaries and redefining what is possible within the genre to a certain extent. Her music brings attention to the power of jazz and she is becoming an international talent too.
Report by Alice Teasdale
Article copyright ‘24/7 Valencia’
More info: https://www.viktorijapilatovic.com/
XII INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY JAZZ FESTIVAL OF THE JIMMY GLASS JAZZ BAR
Tuesday, 05 December 2023 / Sets 20:30h and 22:30h
Viktorija Pilatovic, voice
Alberto Palau, piano
Petros Klampanis, double bass
Quique Ramírez, drums
18€ one set / 26€ the two sets
Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar
C/ de Baix, 28,
Indicate for which show or session you want the reservation: 20:30 or 22:30 or if you want it for both shows. Doors open at 20:00 for the first show and at 22:00 for the second show. Limited capacity.
Last concert of the official section of the 12th Jimmy Glass International Contemporary Jazz Festival.