Linards Šveklis is a guitar player who enjoys making music in a variety of styles, especially jazz and blues. Linards started seriously studying jazz after enrolling in the Riga Dome Choir School at Jazz Department.
After graduating RDCS in 2009 he moved to the Netherlands to study at the Codarts Jazz Academy in Rotterdam. During that time he performed with many international musicians with diverse musical backgrounds. He also had a chance to perform with the Codarts Academy big band at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2011.
In 2015 he won the first prize at the GuitarDay competition in Riga. At the moment Linards is actively taking part in the local music scene and focusing on writing original music for his band Linards Šveklis Quintet.