This year, “Art of Riga Jazz” offers music lovers and devotees 4 outstanding concerts with performers who have already gained recognition from music critics around the world, but have not visited Riga so far.
First time together Richard Bona and Latvian Radio Big Band at Rigas Ritmi 2018!
The winners of International Jazz Artist Contest Riga Jazz Stage 2018 are Kaisa Mäensivu (Finland) in category “Jazz Bass” and Kristina Kovalyova /Russia/ in “Jazz Vocal”!
Sensational bass musician Michael Pipoquinha from Brazil will give the workshop at Splendid Palace on April 6th 11:00 to share the power and taste of Brazilian music and jazz improvisation.
From 5th till 7th of April young and talented jazz artists from all around the world are going to compete at International jazz artists contest Riga Jazz Stage 2018.
With album ¨Strings attached¨ Jurka Quartet won 2017 Latvian Music Record Award "Zelta Mikrofons" in the category "Best Jazz Music Album".
Vote for your favorite contestant of International Jazz Artist Contest Riga Jazz Stage 2018 for TELE2 Favourite 2018.
Jury has invited 29 young jazz talents to perform at a Live Performance concert on April 5th in Riga, Splendid Palace.
For the first time in Riga virtuoso guitar player Joscho Stephan will perform at Latvian Radio Studio 1 on March 2nd.
“Riga Jazz Stage 2018” received 65 applications from 22 countries – Azerbaijan, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, France, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Russia, South Africa, Syria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine and USA. The jury has started the selection of applicants who will be invited to a concert in Riga.