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„Riga Jazz Stage 2016” has concluded
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Thu, 12/05/2016 - 16:19
Riga Jazz Stage 2016 took place from 6th to 9th of April in cinema „Splendid Palace” and music hall „Daile”. 27 young artists from 16 countries participated in the contest’s two categories – „Jazz vocal” and „Jazz trombone”. „Grand Prix” winner in category „Jazz vocal” is Erik Leuthauser (Germany) and Robinson Khoury (France) in...
Riga Jazz Stage 2016 finalists’ names announced!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Tue, 05/04/2016 - 10:05
From 6th to 9th of April, Riga Jazz Stage 2016 will take place at cinema “Splendid Palace” and “Daile” music hall. This year 28 young jazz artists from 17 countries: Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Uzbekistan, France, United Kingdom, Italy and USA are going...
Jazz Diva Dianne Reeves will perform during Rigas Ritmi 2016 Festival
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:59
Jazz Diva Dianne Reeves is going to star during the International music festival Rigas Ritmi 2016 on 30th of June at Riga Congress Hall. This year festival celebrates its 16th birthday, and its’ concerts are going to be held from 29th of June till 2nd of July in the heart of capital. Riga Congress Hall and music hall Daugava...
Jazz for the hip-hop generation – José James
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:56
„Rigas Ritmi 2016” offers a modern jazz players’ - José James - concert that will take place in Rigas’ Congress Hall on 29th of April. American vocalist José James won the affection of listeners both as a solo artist and as a part of various music groups. Musician often called jazz artist for the hip-hop generation, as he...
Riga Jazz Stage 2016 contest jam sessions!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:48
International jazz artist contest Riga Jazz Stage 2016 is going to enrich the program with improvisation evenings, which are going to be held on 6th, 8th and 9th of April at the music hall Daile. During the event contestants and local musicians will show their skills on jam sessions. Hosting the nights and even playing music...
A record number of participants logged for „Riga Jazz Stage” contest!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:43
From 7th to 9th April international jazz artist contest „Riga Jazz Stage” is going to be held in Riga with two nominations „Jazz Vocal” and „Jazz Trombone”. This year 38 contestants from 16 countries have logged for the contest. Young artists from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Italy, Belgium,...
“Riga Jazz Stage 2016“ special guest – Charenee Wade!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:38
Charenee Wade has all the necessary jazz artists’ qualities. She started her career by attending master classes and vocal competitions. Persistence and confidence in her own talent led her to the pedestal of the prestigious Thelonious Monk vocal competition. In the international jazz artists contest "Riga Jazz Stage 2016"...
Tickets for Riga Jazz Stage 2016 available
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:30
International Jazz Artists Contest "Riga Jazz Stage 2016" will take place in Riga on April 7-9. Tickets for all contest days as well as the special 3-day-ticket are available. Riga Jazz Stage program: April 7 at 19:00 - Final concert with Riga Jazz Quartet (Latvia) and jazz artists from different countries April 8 at...
Rigas Ritmi Festival kicks off this week
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 29/06/2015 - 10:34
This week Rigas Ritmi Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary and from 1st till 4th of July 2015 audiences will have the chance to hear a versatile and broad musical programme, stretching from legendary jazz classics and standards to new gypsy-jazz. Rigas Ritmi, a member of the Europe Jazz Network, is a major event...
Riga Jazz Stage 2015 Laureates!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 10:20
The International Jazz Artist Contest "Riga Jazz Stage 2015" has concluded and laureates of both categories - "Jazz Vocal" and "Jazz Trumpet" – have been announced! "Riga Jazz Stage 2015" took place from 9 to 11 April at cinema "Splendid Palace". This year the contest...
RIGA JAZZ STAGE 2015
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 10:02
April 9-11 in cinema "Splendid Palace" (Elizabetes Street 61, Riga, Latvia) RIGA JAZZ STAGE is an international jazz artists contest - great chance for young and talented jazz artists to prove their skills on the international stage. Contest aims to give young musicians an opportunity to improve their skills in...
"Riga Jazz Stage 2015" is announced
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:19
Organizers of the contest welcome jazz artists in categories “Jazz Vocal” and “Jazz Trumpet” to apply.   Contest is an opportunity for young talents to showcase their jazz skills, gain visibility and stage experience internationally.   Performances of contestants will be...
CD “The Best of Riga Jazz Stage 2014” released!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 27/10/2014 - 13:06
The CD features different compositions, performed during the International Jazz Artist Contest “Riga Jazz Stage 2014”. “The Best of Riga Jazz Stage 2014” features 12 compositions – originals and jazz standards – including the performance of the contest’s Grand Prix winners, vocalist...
"Rigas Ritmi Festival" announces Winter concert series!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 15:32
Rigas Ritmi Festival announces two new concerts – on 17th of October, the Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet will perform at the newly opened concert hall “Riga” at the Latvian Academy of Science and on 28th of November Australian jazz trumpeter will perform together with the Latvian Radio Big Band in a special...
Festival “Rigas Ritmi 2014” has concluded!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Tue, 15/07/2014 - 13:06
The 14th International “Rigas Ritmi Festival” this year took place from 2nd till 5th of July. Altogether, 72 musicians from 19 countries – USA, UK, Latvia, Australia, Israel, Columbia, Finland, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Israel, Poland, etc. – performed in the festival. 20 concerts took place...
Star-filled workshops
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Wed, 04/06/2014 - 11:25
Star-filled workshops This year is no exception - festival “Rigas Ritmi 2014” from 2nd till 5th July organizes master’s workshops for musicians, theorists and fans. Master’s workshops are among the cornerstones of the festival and are organized to assist young musicians in shaping their careers...
Rigas Ritmi 2014 Supertickets available now!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Tue, 13/05/2014 - 12:12
Rigas Ritmi 2014 Supertickets available now! “Rigas Ritmi 2014” offers the chance to visit three of the main festival concerts from 3rd to 5th of July at the Riga Congress Centre with a 50% discount. With purchasing the Supertickets the music lover obtains a seat to all concerts.   For the 14th year...
Tickets to “Riga Jazz Stage 2014” concerts available!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:37
Tickets to the International Jazz Artist Contest “Riga Jazz Stage 2014” are available. Individual contest concert tickets, as well as exclusive Full Pass tickets to all concerts are available now! The International Jazz Artist Contest “Riga Jazz Stage 2014” will take place from 3rd till 5th on April, in...
Application process for the International jazz artist contest "Riga Jazz Stage 2014" has ended!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Tue, 04/02/2014 - 14:08
Altogether, 42 contestants applied in the two categories of the contest - "Vocal" and "Saxophone", representing 17 different countries - USA, Australia, Armenia, Slovenia, Denmark, Hungary, Turkey, Israel, Germany, UK, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Finland as well as all three Baltic States - Latvia, Lithuania and...
International Jazz Artist Contest “RIGA JAZZ STAGE 2014” Announced!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Fri, 03/01/2014 - 14:57
Jazz vocalists and saxophonists are welcome to apply for the International Jazz Artist contest “Riga Jazz Stage 2014”. Contest will take place in Riga, Latvia, from April 3-5. “Riga Jazz Stage” is an International jazz artist contest which provides opportunity for jazz artists to prove themselves in jazz...
Year 2013 in “Rigas Ritmi” festival
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Fri, 03/01/2014 - 14:49
The 13th annual “Rigas Ritmi” festival has concluded. Throughout 2013, 257 artists and musicians from 21 countries – Slovakia, the US, Croatia, Latvia, Nigeria, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Great Britain, New Zealand, Lithuania, Italy, the Czech Republic, Israel, East Africa, Germany, France, Ireland and other...
For the first time in Latvia – legendary Pat Metheny Unity Group!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Tue, 29/10/2013 - 15:20
Rigas Ritmi Festival presents – the exceptional Pat Metheny Unity Group on April 26 in Riga!     “Pat Metheny Unity Group” is an extension of the “Pat Metheny Unity Band” and includes renown musicians  – guitarist Pat Metheny, woodwind player Chris Potter, longtime collaborator...
RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL, 3 - 6 JULY
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Thu, 27/06/2013 - 12:01
RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL is an annual international contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, capital of Latvia on the first week of July. It is one of the leading music festivals in Baltic States with recognition in Europe and the world.   RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL offers various concerts in different venues in Riga...
Opening concert of festival „Rigas Ritmi 2013” on the „Origo Summer Stage”!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Sat, 22/06/2013 - 13:20
  On 3rd July the opening concert of festival „Rigas Ritmi 2013” in the center of Riga!    For the fourth time festival „Rigas Ritmi” opens the concert series at the very center of the capital city –„Origo Summer Stage”. This summer the opening of the festival will be...
Guitar prodigy Andreas Varady in the RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL 2013
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Fri, 14/06/2013 - 12:26
RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL is an International contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, capital of Latvia, three times a year.   Festival „Rigas Ritmi” at its thirteenth Anniversary surprises the audience by offering high quality concerts of jazz and world music.   Within the RIGAS RITMI...
RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL 2013, July 3 – 6
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 10/06/2013 - 13:05
RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL is an International contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, capital of Latvia, three times a year.   Festival „Rigas Ritmi” at its thirteenth Anniversary surprises the audience by offering high quality concerts of jazz and world music.   This year the headliners of...
GRAMMY award winner ROBERT GLASPERS in the festival „Rigas Ritmi 2013”!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Mon, 10/06/2013 - 10:19
  On 4th of July pianist and composer ROBERT GLASPER will perform in Riga!    The talent of American jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper manifests in an ability to mix different genres of music – hip hop, R&B, electronic and also jazz music. This combination forms an experimental fusion. But not...
RĪGAS RITMI FESTIVAL 2013 spring concerts - 24.-27.04.2013
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Wed, 03/04/2013 - 17:33
  RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL proudly presents the spring concert series 2013! RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL is an annual international contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, capital of Latvia.  It is one of the leading music festivals in Baltic States with recognition in Europe and the world. For the third year...
Tickets to Radio Big Band and R.Gambarini concert are on sale!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 18:03
A unique co-project will take place on January 28th, at the Latvian National Opera - the restored Latvian Radio Big Band has prepared a special program with the italian virtuoso singer Roberta Gambarini. Concert special guest - Maestro Raimond Pauls. “The Latvian Radio Big Band is great! It deserves very strong and...
The unforgettable performance from Youn Sun Nah!
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 18:02
December 1st passed with another concert within Winter concert series of „Rīgas Ritmi 2012”, where Youn Sun Nah Quartet gave a unforgettable performance. Korean Youn Sun Nah – owner of infinitely feminine voice visited Riga with an outstanding Swedish guitarist – Ulf Wakenuis, accordionist –...
Sensational concert
by RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL on Fri, 18/01/2013 - 18:00
A great tandem of Kurt Elling and Latvian Radio Big Band gave a sensational closing concert of “Rigas Ritmi Festival 2012”. Grammy-winner Kurt Elling created true sense of jazz music celebration. His prominent vocal performance was supplemented by Laurence Hobgood piano and Latvian Radio Big Band instrumental...