Gintas Rests in Peace

A devastating recurrence of a severe form of throat cancer has claimed the life of beloved Lithuanian jazz musician Gintas Abarius. Gintas passed away recently on Tuesday, August 10, 2010. Earlier this year, I had interviewed Gintas for a story that I wrote to help his family cover their living expenses throughout his struggle.

I would like to thank all who so generously donated to help Gintas, his wife Violeta and son David.

We have decided to take down Gintas’ music for the time being on the advice of one of Gintas’ friends. But no reason to worry, because I am currently working with Violeta and others to repackage (and in some cases remaster) Gintas’ music, old and new, in order to make it available worldwide for purchase to help support his family. We hope to have some of it ready by Christmas. Please sign up for the newsletter if you would like to be notified as the albums become available.

You can contact Gintas’ wife, Violeta, through Gintas’ email if you like:

Thank you and God bless,

Rob Kainz
Roadie Rage, Inc.