During the Soviet days, Lithuania was held to be the "jazziest republic in the USSR," and it has proudly remained on top of the jazz scene in the region. You have reached a premium content area of TOL. To read this entire article please login if you are already a TOL subscriber. Not a subscriber? Subscribe today for access to: Full access to the website, including premium articles videos, country reports and searchable archives (containing over 25,000 articles). You can subscribe here to gain access to the entire website.