Vics Las Vegas

Domas Zeromskas w/ Julian Brooks

  • July 2nd, 2023
  • 1pm and 2:30pm

Domas Zeromskas

The 22-year-old Lithuanian jazz pianist and composer has spent his early formative years on stage alongside prominent native jazz veterans. By the time he graduated high school, Domas was already a sought-after player, known for his technical versatility and soulful, eclectic taste.

At the age of 18 Žeromskas released his debut album Infinite Itinerant, showcasing original music composed and arranged during his teenage years, some tunes dating back to 2015. Along with an abundant team of Lithuanian musicians, the album features guest performances from Braxton Cook, Gustav Karlström & Liutauras Janušaitis. In the following years he has been recording and touring internationally with artists such as Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Gregory Tardy, Naledi Masilo and Eric Williams, among others.

More recently the pianist has been working on new original music alongside his acclaimed trio with Ian Quinton Banno on bass and Héctor L. Falu Guzmán on drums. Besides serving as a first-call rhythm section at Berklee and beyond, the group did a 2-week residency in Lithuania in the summer of 2022, performing at festivals and working with a handful of local and visiting artists. Domas was also part of 2022 edition of Euroradio Jazz Orchestra, hosted by WDR (Cologne, Germany).

Domas cites Gerald Clayton, Jacky Terrasson and Keith Jarrett as his biggest influences. As a reflection of his personal religious beliefs, numerous latest compositions include biblical themes and theological concepts in their structure and titles. Domas’s repertoire is also enriched by modern adaptations of his native Lithuanian composers’ songbook.

Julian Brooks

Julian Brooks is a 19-year-old alto saxophonist born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. After recently graduating from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts High School, he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music and is now a full-time student in Boston. His time in high school gave him the opportunity to gig across the valley with the help of Las Vegas Academy and his mentor, Calvin Brooks, allowing him to really develop his sound. Julian has previously studied under Jimmy Haag and Dino Govoni and had the opportunity to perform with artists such as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Catfish John, Paul Stubblefield, Jeff Hamilton, Ada Rovatti, Bijon Watson, and the Count Basie Orchestra.