International Jazz Artists Contest “Riga Jazz Stage 2017” will take place from April 6th till April 8th, in Riga, Latvia. Young, talented jazz artists from all around the world will compete in two categories – Jazz Vocal and Jazz Guitar.
On April 7, 10 am at Latvian Radio Studio 1 – Kurt Rosenwinkel presents a master class featuring live performance and conversation with local jazz musicians and Riga Jazz Stage contestants.
This year International Jazz Artist Contest – Riga Jazz Stage – for the first time will give an opportunity to vote for their favorite to the audience, friends, and supporters!
Riga Jazz Quartet and Riga Jazz Stage laureates are going to perform at Latvian Radio Studio 1 and live broadcast LR 3 “Klasika”.
International Jazz Artist Contest Riga Jazz Stage 2017 will be held from April 6 to April 8 in Riga, Latvia. This year more than 50 young jazz artists from 19 countries have applied to the contest!
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.
Special Project: Kurt Rosenwinkel and Latvian Radio Big Band (USA/LAT) at Riga Jazz Stage 2017 Gala Concert on April 8.
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.
Performance order for Finale concert on April 7 at cinema "Splendid Palace" is published!