Applying for the thirteenth international jazz talent competition Riga Jazz Stage 2020, which will take place from April 2 to 4 this year at the Splendid Palace cinema in Riga, is closed. More than 30 contestants from 17 countries of the world have applied for it.
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 Jazz Artists Contest "Riga Jazz Stage" will take place on April 2 - 4, 2020, at the cinema "Splendid Palace". Jazz vocalists and Jazz drummers are welcome to apply for the contest!
Latvian pianist Elza Ozolina's work Nostalgia is included in the prestigious BBC Radio 3 jazz show hosted by prominent British journalist Kevin Le Gendre.
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.
Latvian jazz pianist Elza Ozoliņa - finalist of Riga Jazz Stage 2019 - and Slovenian vocalist Ajda Stina Turek (Riga Jazz Stage 2014) are performing with European Jazz Orchestra (EJO) 2019!