The International Improvisation, Jazz and Global Music Festival Rīgas Ritmi 2021, which was full of challenges this time, was officially closed with the performance of the outstanding Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca at VEF Culture Palace in Riga.
The outstanding Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca will perform at the closing concert of the Rīgas Ritmi 2021 festival on October 19 at VEF Culture Palace. He will play in Riga during the world tour of his latest album Yesun.
The International Festival of Improvisation, Jazz and Global Music Rīgas Ritmi 2021, which will take place in several places of the capital from June 30 to July 3, has announced the full concert program.
Assessing the artistic program and organizational quality, as well as its importance in international music network, the European Festival Association has repeatedly awarded the Rīgas Ritmi Festival the prestigious quality mark EFFE Label.
The 13th international jazz artist contest Riga Jazz Stage, scheduled for April 8 and 9 this year, will take place in the movie theater Splendid Palace from April 7 to 9, 2022.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, USA. In honor of this, a special arts program has been organized online, the central event of which will be the concert Rothko in Jazz by the Māris Briežkalns Quintet on March 11.
The quartet of Polish singer Judyta Pisarczyk and Latvian keyboardist Atis Anderson, German keyboardist and experimenter Ralf Schmid, and Italian XY Quartet will perform at the improvisation and jazz music concert series "Art of Riga Jazz" on October 16, 23 and 31 in Latvian Radio Studio 1.
The international improvisation, jazz and world music festival Rīgas Ritmi celebrating its 20th anniversary from July to December this year. The summer concerts of the festival have just ended, which took place from July 2 to 4 in the Old Riga open-air restaurant No Problem and in the jazz cafe Sidrērija.
On July 4, the improvisation, jazz and world music festival Rīgas Ritmi summer concerts ended with an explosive performance by the band Very Cool People and singer Aija Andrejeva at the Old Riga open-air restaurant No Problem.