Jurgis wants to leave the world a better place than he found it. Music is his weapon of choice. That may sound like a naive teenage fantasy, but Jurgis is no adolescent. He’s a guy in his mid 30’s who has thrived as a chameleon on the Lithuanian music scene for well over 10 years. Unafraid to change creative colors, he has experimented with different styles and formats, won numerous awards, written many hits and enjoyed other success as a frontman, performer, producer, and public figure.
But Jurgis does not consider himself a musician. This Colombian-Lithuanian studied Political Science and Business Administration, has experience in campaigning, corporate education, media-consulting, and many things “social”. He’s hosted TV shows, sat on the board of NGO’s and has entertained practically everywhere; from arenas packed with thousands of people, to corporate boardrooms, TEDx and kindergartens.
A firm advocate of the power of social awareness, he is currently exploring disruptive models and innovative practices with his music and constantly looking for ways to employ it for change. One such example is #reanimacija, an initiative that promotes music (and other art forms) as a means of social healing, exchange, and catalysis. Another is Values for Value; an educational and consultancy service that adresses corporate culture, employee engagement, and introduces organizations to the possibilities of the broader ’social dimension’ through the help of music, creative story-telling and comedy.
Jurgis lives his adolescent fantasy. But he’s also good at constructively explaining “why” and “how” he does it, infecting others along the way. He has forged a reputation as an outspoken, forward thinking performer, song-writer, and musical-activist who has as much to say as he has to play.