International jazz artists contest was founded in 2004 and it is the only jazz genre contest in Latvia that has attained such a recognition gathering young and undiscovered jazz talents from all over the World.
Young Artists from all around the Globe has applied to the contest!
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!
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Young artists from Argentina, Baltic States, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine has applied to the contest in categories: Jazz Vocal and Jazz Guitar. Riga Jazz Stage judges have started to the selection to determine the participants who take a part at Live-Performance in Riga.
Each interested in young jazz artist live performances will have a possibility to enjoy contest concerts in the legendary Splendid Palace three days in-a-row:
6 of April, 7 pm – Live-Performance of all contestants, who will have their luck and talent to get to Riga;
7 of April, 7 pm – Contest Final, where only best of the best contestants will contend;
8 of April, 7 pm – Gala Concert and Award Ceremony – many bright performances of the special guests. Premiere of a unique project with famous American jazz artist Kurt Rosenwinkel and Latvian Radio Big Band. As well as the prior year's Grand Prix winner, in the category of Jazz Trombone - Robinson Khoury (France) in a duet with guitarist Michael Valeanu (France).
International jazz artists contest was founded in 2004, and is a unique music event in Latvia both for the genre, and the quality level. Ever since the beginning, many jazz talents-to-be has performed on the stage in Riga. Nowadays many of ex-contestants like Intars Busulis, Ieva Kerēvica, Daumants Kalniņš and Kristīne Prauliņa has acclaimed public recognition and became well-known artists.
Riga Jazz Stage main aim of the contest is to give an opportunity for young musicians to show their talents on an international level.
Each year contest gets more ambitious and draws more and more local and foreign media and stakeholder attention. It is equally important for us to highlight both cultural and educational role of the contest, as it is not only a contest of young jazz artists but a concert and a great opportunity for young musicians to gain experience, train and develop new contacts in the jazz world.
The event is organized my Contemporary Music Centre Foundation (fonds “Mūsdienu Mūzikas centrs”).
Tickets are available at all Biļešu Paradīze ticket offices and the Internet: