Festival RIGAS RITMI 2013, July 3 – 6, 2013
Every year in July ...
Festival „Rigas Ritmi” is an International contemporary jazz and world music festival held in Riga, capital of Latvia, three times a year.
Since 2001 around 500 artists from more than 20 countries have performed, more than 400 concerts (including free outdoor performances) have been given with attendance in all of over 18 000 people.
Although the initial emphasis of festival was on jazz, now it presents music styles from jazz to brasil, flamenco, latino, fado and more, offering a unique and sophisticated musical experiences for different senses of music. Year after year the concerts of festival “Rigas Ritmi” have consistently left listeners with pleasant and lengthy aftertaste.
Beginning with 2011 the festival broadened its scope with two auxiliary programming seasons in spring and winter with the summer session as festival’s culmination. These concert series ensure high level of different kinds of music in Latvia all year round!
The main characteristics of festival "Rigas Ritmi" are based on quality and education that have made it highly rated and beloved by the audience and musicians.
It 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, Jojo Mayer.
Another important element of the festival is showcase project, which aims to present the Latvian jazz, improvisation and world music performers to the world’s jazz scene.