Apply for Riga Jazz Stage 2018 now!

One of Europe’s biggest jazz contest invites jazz vocalists and jazz bassists who are no older than 30 years old, from all over the world to apply for participation of Riga Jazz Stage 2018. This year contest takes place from April 4th till 7th at Splendid Palace.
October 20, 2017, 12:19

The contest is a great way for young jazz talents to get known, show their skills and present themselves internationally.

Contestants' performances will be judged by world-class musicians, music producers and festival directors and organizers from Latvia, Lithuania, Canada, Turkey, UK, Estonia and Italy.

Prizes include a total amount of monetary prizes of 10 400 euros, and a chance to perform at jazz festivals and jazz clubs all around the world: Ronnie Scott's (UK), Nomme Jazz (Estonia), Rigas Ritmi (Latvia), Nardis Jazz Club (Turkey), Kaunas Jazz (Lithuania) and Ottawa Jazz (Canada).

Online application is available till January 15th, 2018. In case of any question, both participants and web-page users are invited to contact the team via email


Each year Riga Jazz Stage welcomes yet-to-be jazz stars in the capital of Latvia, Riga. Contest invites the audience to go along with the competition spirit and to enjoy jazz in yet unheard interpretations.

International Jazz Artists Contest Riga Jazz Stage few last year winners were Shenel Jonns from USA in Jazz Vocal category, Latvian guitarist Matīss Čudars in the category of Jazz Guitar, Robinson Khoury from France in category of Jazz Trombone, Erik Leuthäuser from Germany in category of Jazz Vocal, Gerhard Ornig from Austria in the category of Jazz Trumpet.


Learn more about the Terms & Conditions of the contest here.

Tickets for the contest concerts soon will available at Biļešu Serviss ticket offices and online.