Contestant

Dāvis Jurka

Latvia

  • 2nd place

Bio

Dāvis is finishing up his master’s at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and he also studied a year in Hamburg, Germany. 
Has performed in various festivals, including "Elbjazz" in Germany, "Rīgas Ritmi" and "Saulkrasti Jazz" in Latvia, as well as has collaborated with Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Diana Torto ("HfMT Big band", Hamburg, Germany), Jojo Mayer, "New York Voices", Kurt Elling, Roberta Gambarini. Since 2012, Davis plays alto saxophone in the Latvian Radio Big Band.