Riga Jazz Stage is an annual event held in Riga bringing together Latvian and foreign rising jazz stars and allowing the audience to empathize for creative competition and simply enjoy yet unheard jazz interpretations. It is a great opportunity for young jazz talents to obtain recognition, discover their own talents and present themselves on the international level.
Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition is a years-going young jazz artist competition organized within the framework of Montreux Jazz Festival. This year singer from Latvia - Arta Jēkabsone, finalist of Riga Jazz Stage 2015, has won the 1st place, but Erik Leuthauser, the Grand Prix winner in the vocal category of Riga Jazz Stage 2016, got the 2nd place.
This year the jazz, world and improvised music festival “Rīgas Ritmi” is celebrating its 16 years anniversary and within the four day festival (29.06-02.07.) a wide and colorful program is scheduled, enabling the audience to experience legendary musician’s concerts, but also to witness the new and upcoming jazz stars.
Grand Prix winners are Erik Leuthauser (Germany) category “Jazz Vocal” and Robinson Khoury (France) category “Jazz Trombone”.
Yesterday at cinema "Splendid Palace" the Finale concert of International jazz artists contest "Riga Jazz Stage" took place, and the Superfinalists are now announced!
Performance order for Finale concert on April 7 at cinema "Splendid Palace" is published!
International jazz artists contest "Riga Jazz Stage 2016" for Jazz Vocals and Jazz Trombones is about to begin!
Contemporary Music Centre Fund has released International jazz artist contest Riga Jazz Stage 2015 most brightful compositions selection!
From 6th till 9th of April young and talented artists from all around the world are going to compete at International jazz artists contest Riga Jazz Stage 2016 in two nominations – Jazz Vocal & Jazz Trombone.
International jazz artist contest Riga Jazz Stage 2016 is going to enrich the program with improvisation evenings, which are going to be held on 6th, 8th and 9th of April at the music hall Daile. During the event contestants and local musicians will show their skills on jam sessions.