The Rīgas Ritmi Festival has added to its concert program the well-known American soul, funk and hip-hop artist José James, who will present the program of his new album 1978, which will be released in April of this year, to listeners on July 5 in the Riga Cathedral Garden.
Rīgas Ritmi Festival 2024 will take place from July 3 to 6. The main concert venue will be Riga Cathedral Garden, where the main concerts of the festival will take place on July 4 and 5. The other concerts of the festival will take place in the Noass Culture Center - Jersika Stage, Latvian Radio Studio 1, Riga Jazz Lounge at Radisson Blu Latvija Hotel, Fenikss Jazz Lounge at Aston Hotel Riga, and other places as well.
From October 13 to November 3 of this year, the versatile American jazz pianist Emmet Cohen with his trio, the outstanding Italian pianist Lorenzo De Finti with his quintet, the musically curious Italian band Satoyama and the Franco-Togolese singer with a broad view on the musical world Laura Prince together with the pianist Grégory Privat from Martinique will perform at the Art of Riga Jazz concertseries.
Riga Jazz Stage winner Louise Balkwill will perform at the 23rd international improvisation, jazz and global music festival Rīgas Ritmi, which will take place this year from July 5 to July 8.
The international jazz artists competition Riga Jazz Stage 2023 planned for next April, in which young jazz artists vocalists and saxophonists should have participated this time, has been cancelled.