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.
Riga Jazz Stage News
The autumn concert series Art of Riga Jazz of the international improvisation, jazz and global music festival Rīgas Ritmi will take place in November and December this year, where Spanish singer and trombonist Rita Payés, world-famous American bass guitarist Richard Bona together with Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, and the Italian new jazz band XY Quartet will delight lovers of high-quality jazz.
Louise Balkwill won first prize in the vocalist category of Riga Jazz Stage 2022 and will debut in Ronnie Scott’s club on 11th of September because of the special price in the contest.
This year, three laureates of the international jazz artist competition Riga Jazz Stage 2022 – American drummer Domo Branch, Italian singer Valentina Fin and Latvian singer Paula Saija will also perform at the 22nd International Festival of Improvisation, Jazz and Global Music Rīgas Ritmi.
With an open-minded masterclass in the morning and a great performance by American singer and drummer Jamison Ross’ Organ Trio in the evening of April 9 at cinema Splendid Palace ended an international jazz artists’ competition Riga Jazz Stage 2022. The winners of the competition were announced before the concert by artist-in-residence and an international jury member as well.
Seven singers have entered the list of the 13 best finalists selected by the international jury: Karīna Laugale, Katrīna Kabiņecka and Paula Saija from Latvia, Amanda Becker from Germany, Louise Balkwill from the United Kingdom, Eylul Ergul from Turkey and Valentina Fin from Italy, as well as six drummers: Mareks Logins and Pauls Pokratnieks from Latvia, Matias Fischer-Mogensen from Denmark, Yannick Ballmann from Belgium, Giovanni Paolo Liguori from Italy and Domo Branch from the USA. They will perform tonight on April 8 at the Splendid Palace Cinema.
Ticket sales for the international jazz artists' competition Riga Jazz Stage have started. The event will take place from April 7 to 9 at the Splendid Palace cinema in Riga. Both live and online tickets can be purchased at aula.lv.
Voting for the participants of the international jazz artists' competition Riga Jazz Stage 2022 has started. The potential recipient of the Tele2 spectator sympathy award can already be voted on the event's website rigajazz.lv.
Riga Jazz Stage 2022 will take place for the 13th time from April 7 to 9 at the Splendid Palace cinema in Riga and will gather not only the rising jazz talents from different countries, but a prominent international jury as well, making Riga Jazz Stage a jazz celebration marked on the world map of this genre.
Due to updates of security regulation protocol at www.rigajazz.lv voting for Tele 2 Audience Award has been suspended and existing results are canceled. We will announce the restart of the voting. We are very sorry for this issue!