Latvian jazz pianist Elza Ozoliņa finalist of RJS 2019 and also Slovenian vocalist Aida Stina Turek is performing with European Jazz Orchestra (EJO) 2019! Every year, the Euroradio Jazz Producers put together a European jazz big band under the name of the Euroradio Jazz Orchestra (EJO), a project that can trace its roots back to 1965. Each EBU Member may send one musician under age 30 to perform in public with the EJO, with two Euroradio Public Jazz Concerts organized by the host broadcaster. At least one concert is always recorded by the EBU host broadcaster, who is responsible for the rehearsals as well as its logistical and promotional planning. conductor/composer Christoph Cech
On 26th October at Latvian Radio Studio 1 steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier with an energetic live concert full of free improvisation. Roosevelt Collier is a steel guitar master who works in blues and fank music styles, placing a great emphasis on the session feeling.
First time together Richard Bona and Latvian Radio Big Band at Rigas Ritmi 2018!
For the first time in Riga virtuoso guitar player Joscho Stephan will perform at Latvian Radio Studio 1 on March 2nd.
In January of 2018, the Latvian Radio Big Band will embark on a tour in the US, to perform in two world-famous jazz concert venues - Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at the Lincoln Center in New York on January 8th and at Kennedy Center For Performing Arts in Washington D.C on January 10th.
Latvian pop punk band "Double Faced Eels" (DFE) has made a good progress on the international video site "YouTube" music show "Best.Cover.Ever." 7. series. The band managed to conquer Albanian origin pop Bebe Rexha sympathy and get the opportunity to perform together with her. On the wave of success this week DFE released the new single "Can't Let Go".
On Tuesday, October 17th at Latvian National Library, Ziedonis Hall, Latvian Radio Bigband will present their second original music album – “Latvian Jazz Suite Vol. II” made in cooperation with young Latvian composers.