Egidijus Buožis (born in 1965) is a Lithuanian jazz pianist, composer, producer and senior lecturer at the Lithuanian Music Academy.
In 1983 he finished M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts and in 1988 graduated from the Lithuanian Music Academy. He has given a number of solo piano concerts and performed with the State Symphonic and Lithuanian Chamber Orchestras. At the age of 12 he became interested in jazz music. As a student of the Lithuanian Music Academy he became the 1st prize winner of the International Jazz Improvisation competition in Vilnius (1984). He has been performing not only solo but also with the most eminent Lithuanian jazz performers in Lithuania and abroad. He has also participated in various jazz forums, seminars, symposiums in Lithuania and foreign countries. The most memorable were Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen Acoustic Jazz Symposium (1993) and Jazz, Rock and Vanguard Music at Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium starring jazz professionals from all over the world (1991). As a composer in 1995 he published his first personal CD in jazzy-pop style named 'Town of Love'.
In the year 2000 he and Valerijus Ramoška (trumpet) recorded a jazz standards CD 'Solos and Duos', which the most prestigious Lithuanian music magazine 'Gramofonas' ('Gramophone') appraised 'five gramophones' for the music and sound mastering.
In 2002 Egidijus Buožis started a series of spontaneous jazz improvisation concerts named 'Impro-vizijos' ('Impro-visions') together with the most famous Lithuanian performers. In 2003 he was nominated the 'Jazz Interpreter of the year' and was awarded the 'Golden CD' by the Lithuanian Union of Musicians.
In 2005 Egidijus Buožis exhilarates jazz lovers with his new CD 'At First Sight' where Egidijus Buožis performs his compositions together with Valerijus Ramoška (trumpet, flugelhorn), Eugenijus Kanevičius (double bass) and Darius Rudis (drums).
In 2007 new album ‘Spontanica’ by Egidijus Buožis and the Lithuanian saxophonist Petras Vyšniauskas was published. In this album sound absolutely spontaneous compositions recorded during the concert in the St. Kotryna church in Vilnius.
The solo album ‘ONE’ (2011) by Egidijus Buožis was recorded during his concert on the 18th of December 2010 in Vilnius. Authorial compositions, jazz standards and one spontaneous improvisation form the content of this album.
The repertoire of Egidijus Buožis is wide: from well-known jazz standards to original contemporary jazz compositions using 'be-bop', 'hard-bop', 'cool', 'fusion' and 'acid-jazz' elements.