Eglė Pranaitytė & Alan Portelli

This Duo Project is focused on the contrast between the Bass and Voice exploiting the vast space that there is between these two instruments. The influences gathered together range from Funk to Lyrical to Bebop, pushing the boundaries with Free Improvisations.

Eglė Pranaitytė

Eglė Pranaitytė

Eglė Pranaitytė, coming from Vilnius, Lithuania, got interested in singing at an early sage, then  meeting with Artūras Novikas pushed her to follow her passion even more. She formed part of Jazz Island Junior Ensemble, they toured around Europe where they took part in the  Daugavpils  Jazz Festival and numerous other concerts. Presently, Eglė has moved to The Netherlands to base herself here, following a study with Sanna van Vliet and is a member of the  Dutch Organic Choir, led by Peder Karlsson and Merel Martens.

Listen to Eglė here: https://soundcloud.com/egle_pran

And here:

“Lulaby of Birdland”

“Ornitology”

“Yardbird Suite”

Alan Portelli

Alan Portelli

Alan Portelli, born on the 8th of February 1990, started playing bass at the age of 13. Alan has played in some important foreign and local events some of which are the Malta Jazz Festival  2011 with The Marc Galea Quintet (opened for Avishai Cohen) and in 2013 with CUSP (opened for Gilad Hekselman Quartet and Michel Camilo), Sergio Amato Jazz Festival with Paul Abela  Quintet in Sicily and toured as a session player around Europe with nosnow/noalps and other projects. Alan is now studying at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, reading for a Bachelor’s Degree.