About Viktorija Gečytė
The stage has long been Viktorija’s home away from home. She premiered in public at age 5 in her native Lithuania and was regularly featured on TV for many years. During high school, she schooled herself in global jazz by hitchhiking to music festivals around Lithuania. Later, thanks to a scholarship from Lafayette College, she explored the New York area jazz clubs and much more of America during her 3,800-mile cross-country bicycle trip. In 2008, she settled down in Paris where she performs regularly at jazz clubs and festivals.
Elegant, swinging and sophisticated beyond her years, Viktorija bears comparison with the greats. She has great phrasing, impeccable timing, a low velvet voice with smoky hues, and hits every note on the button. Her fondness for jazz comes from her father, and her love of singing from her mother, an award-winning chef who comes from a long line of passionate traditional vocalists. For Viktorija, singing is a musical conversation, a human endeavor, a never-ending journey.
Good show doesn't really begin to cover it – it was awesome!
The response from our audience was unanimously positive and the reviews were glowing.
Gečytė is a new voice to me, and she is among the most exciting vocalists who have come to my attention in recent years.
Viktorija's smoky hues... come fully alive when she tackles folk songs from her native Lithuania.
Viktorija Gecyte has a voice like a great big champagne-colored Brougham d’Elegance. New tires. Chrome wheels with no rust on the spokes. And what a moment when she’d stamp her gladiator sandal on the downbeat to start a blues.
There's also enormous fun and sweetness and vulnerability... It's always there in the music. Sometimes it makes us cry.
You give me courage.
I'd like to play with her.
She's got pipes, pitch and phrasing for days...