KLAIPĖDA CASTLE JAZZ FESTIVAL
This international jazz festival is organised every summer for lovers of the so-called world music, jazz and light music, of different age and musical taste. The first Klaipėda Castle Jazz Festival was held in 1994. Its birth is associated with the Jazz Music Department of the Klaipėda University, which is a cradle of professional jazz and light music performers. This explains why this genre is so popular in Klaipėda and the whole Western Lithuania. The Klaipėda Castle was selected as a symbol and venue of the Festival with the aim to spread the message about reconstruction of the Castle that was started at that time. Today, concerts are always given in open-air spaces and are free, and celebrated guests of the Festival give lessons of excellence to students of the Klaipėda University. Together they also develop one joint project every year.