After lively and lengthy discussions, the jury selected the following finalists in category “Jazz Guitar ”: Rihards Goba (Latvia), Giovanni Clemente (Italy), Ģirts Celmiņš (Latvia), Jānis Bērziņš (Latvia), Luca Zennaro (Italy), Matīss Čudars (Latvia).
And, in “Jazz Vocal”: Anastasija Volokitina (Russia), Elīza Baķe (Latvia), Joanna Kucharcyk (Poland), Kārlis Mangulsons (Latvia), Shenel Johns (USA), Susanna Aleksandra Veldi (Estonia).
The Final will take place on April 7th – each contestant is to perform two completely new pieces.
International Jazz Artists Contest was founded in 2004 by Contemporary Music Centre. Ever since it was presented in a constant category of Jazz Vocal, as well as adding a different instrumental category every year.
In 2017, contest will be presented in two categories of Jazz Vocal and Jazz Guitar in Riga, Latvia from 6th till 8th of April.
Tickets to International Jazz Artist Contest “Riga Jazz Stage 2017” are available at “Bilesu Paradize” sales points and on-line.