Kaunas would lose half of its spring charm and jazz lovers would lose the entire season if Kaunas Jazz, the traditional international jazz festival, suddenly didn’t take place. But that hasn’t happened in nearly three decades, and fans of good jazz flood into Kaunas to listen to their favourite music. Jazz takes over the city streets as the festival brings together world-renowned jazz stars and critics. Lithuania’s best jazz musicians take the stage, as do our young performers, for whom this is a great chance to get their feet wet in the waters of global jazz. Anyone who has ever been here will talk about the extraordinary atmosphere of the festival for a long time to come.