International Jazz Artists Contest was founded in 2004 by Contemporary Music Centre Foundation. Ever since it was presented in a constant category of Jazz Vocal, as well as adding a different instrumental category yearly.

In 2017 contest will be presented in two categories of Jazz Vocal and Jazz Guitar in Riga, Latvia from 6th till 8th April. It is open to amateur or professional jazz artists below the age of 30.

See Terms and Conditions.

Main aim of Riga Jazz Stage contest is to present best jazz and improvised music young artists to music producers, festival directors and organizers, journalists and professional musicians and public; to promote the proficiency level of growth, performers' popularity abroad, as well as jazz music export abroad;