The main jazz event in the springtime “Riga Jazz Stage 2022” will take place from April 7 to April 9 in cinema “Splendid Palace”. Tickets will be available starting March 1 on www.aula.lv.
This year Jazz Artist Contest received applications from jazz artists from Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Chech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland, Belgium and Finland.
The Live Performance will take place on April 7. After this, the jury will choose the best jazz vocalists and drummers for the Final Concert on April 8. The winners will be announced at the Gala Concert on April 9. The special guest of Gala concert is jazz vocalist and drummer Jamison Ross.
„Riga Jazz Quartet” will provide musical accompaniment for the young musician’s performances.
Each year “Riga Jazz Stage” welcomes young jazz stars in the capital of Latvia, Riga, and gets an opportunity for them to present their selves in international level. The contest invites the audience to go along with the competitive spirit and to enjoy jazz in yet unheard interpretations.
Contestants’ performances will be judged by an international expert jury of professional musicians, producers and festival organizers from Great Britain, Italy, USA, Germany, Turkey, and other countries. The representative of Latvia is Maestro Raimonds Pauls with his special price.
English jazz star Anthony Strong notes: "Riga Jazz Stage is an important jazz fixture in the calendar - up-and-coming jazz musicians should take note! I hope to come back to Riga soon!"
During the years contest has become a unique high-level jazz event in the Baltic States and the third jazz artist contest in Europe. More than 300 participants from 33 countries took part in the contests since its foundation in 2004. Among the winners had been local artists Intars Busulis, Kristīne Prauliņa, Daumants Kalniņš, Matīss Čudars, Kristaps Vanadziņš, Andris Buiķis, and many others.
Tickets will be available starting March 1 on www.aula.lv.
Entrance to concerts is granted only to those visitors who can provide a valid digital Covid-19 certificate (proving that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or having been previously infected with COVID-19 and recovered from it), passport or an ID card and ticket.