RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL

RIGAS RITMI is an annual international contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, the capital of Latvia on the first week of July.
 
Starting from year 2011 festival is held three times a year - winter, spring and summer, still leaving summer session as it's main event. 
 
RIGAS RITMI is a real musical celebration, presenting many outstanding artists, among them - Diane Reeves, Take 6, Richard Bona, BBC Big Band, Avishai Cohen, Grace Kelly, Gerald Clayton, Bobby McFerrin as well as the greatest Latvian musicians.
 
One of the cornerstones of the festival is master-classes and workshops for young musicians, led by internationally renowned masters. Unforgettable workshops have been with Vinx, Horacio el Negro, Victor Wooten, Markus Stockhausen.
 
Another important element of the festival is RIGAS RITMI SHOWCASE project, which aims to present the Latvian jazz, improvisation and world music performers to the world’s jazz scene.
 
An annual tradition is The Riga Kids Festival, which hosts special events for the youngest music lovers.
Riga Jazz Stage 2016 finalists’ names announced!  on Tue, 05/04/2016 - 10:05  PDF version
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...
Jazz Diva Dianne Reeves will perform during Rigas Ritmi 2016 Festival  on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:59  PDF version
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...
Jazz for the hip-hop generation – José James  on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:56  PDF version
„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...
Riga Jazz Stage 2016 contest jam sessions!  on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:48  PDF version
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...
A record number of participants logged for „Riga Jazz Stage” contest!  on Mon, 07/03/2016 - 11:43  PDF version
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,...

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