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.
The Baltic Jazz Trio is made up of experienced musicians with solid curriculum, the personalities of the jazz scenes of their respective countries.
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.
In this tragic moment, the team of the Rīgas Ritmi Festival stands in solidarity with the nation of Israel and its great musicians who have performed at our events. Yasmin Levy, Avishai Cohen, Ester Rada, Ori Jacobson, Tamir Grinberg, Tamuz Nissim, Adam Ben Ezra, Dobrek Bistro, Ori Dakari and also Emmet Cohen, who will perform in the concert series Art of Riga Jazz on October 28 - may the spirit be strong with you!
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 23rd international improvisation, jazz and global music festival Rīgas Ritmi will take place from July 5 to July 8 this year. Artists from Cuba, Switzerland, Mozambique, Spain, France, Denmark and the United Kingdom will come to Riga, but the main Latvian artist at the festival will be Maestro Raimonds Pauls, who together with the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga will premiere the symphonic jazz program Songs Without Words.
Continuing the rearranging of Latvian folk music and the compositions by legendary Latvian composers in the jazz genre, the album Latgalian Evergreens by the Māris Briežkalns quintet dedicated to the Latgale region in Latvia has been released.
2022 was a productive jazz year for Riga. From April 7 to 9, the Splendid Palace cinema hosted the largest international competition of jazz artists Riga Jazz Stage so far, from June 29 to July 2 - the International Improvisation, Jazz and Global Music Festival Rīgas Ritmi, but in autumn concerts of its Art of Riga Jazz concert series were held as well.
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.