Viktorija Gečytė with Gene Perla Trio
Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:30 pm
IN THE MOMENT TOUR
Back by popular demand!
This show is part of the band's 11th annual tour. Come out to join the festivities!
Viktorija Gečytė vocals
Gene Perla double bass
Edsel Gomez piano
Adam Nussbaum drums
The stage has long been Viktorija’s home away from home. She premiered in public at age 5 in her native Lithuania and was regularly featured on TV for many years. During high school, she schooled herself in global jazz by hitchhiking to music festivals around Lithuania. Later, thanks to a scholarship from Lafayette College, she explored the New York area jazz clubs and much more of America during her 3,800-mile cross-country bicycle trip. In 2008, she settled down in Paris where she performs regularly at jazz clubs and festivals.
Elegant, swinging and sophisticated beyond her years, Viktorija bears comparison with the greats. She has great phrasing, impeccable timing, a low velvet voice with smoky hues, and hits every note on the button. Her fondness for jazz comes from her father, and her love of singing from her mother, an award-winning chef who comes from a long line of passionate traditional vocalists. For Viktorija, singing is a musical conversation, a human endeavor, a never-ending journey.