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.
The international improvisation, jazz and world music festival Rigas Ritmi continue to celebrate its 20th anniversary. On July 3 energy-rich concerts took place both in the Old Riga open-air restaurant No Problem and in the jazz cafe Sidrērija.
The 20th International Festival of Improvisation, Jazz and World Music Rīgas Ritmi was opened on July 2 with concerts in the Old Riga open-air restaurant No Problem and in the jazz cafe Sidrērija.
One of the main artists of this year's Rigas Ritmi Festival, the world music supergroup Bokante, has been nominated for the prestigious Grammy Award.
This year, Roberto Fonseca, considered to be the brightest Cuban pianist nowadays, will be one of the main artists at the Rigas Ritmi Festival. His latest album Yesun, released late last year, continues to receive positive reviews from music critics.
International a cappella group ACCENT is presenting their new Christmas album on December 10 at Splendid Palace. Accent is an international a cappella group of six men who have created their own niche in this popular singing style. All band members are acclaimed singers and instrumentalists outside of the band, but together they are capable of creating new vocal jazz colors.
Two musical mavericks with undeniable chemistry re-imagine classic blues, soul and jazz standards. Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter and singer Lucy Woodward will perform in the Latvian Radio Studio 1.