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 2015 Laureates!  on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 10:20  PDF version
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...
RIGA JAZZ STAGE 2015  on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 10:02  PDF version
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...
"Riga Jazz Stage 2015" is announced  on Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:19  PDF version
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.  ...
CD “The Best of Riga Jazz Stage 2014” released!  on Mon, 27/10/2014 - 13:06  PDF version
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...
"Rigas Ritmi Festival" announces Winter concert series!   on Tue, 16/09/2014 - 15:32  PDF version
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...

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