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 welcomed 24 young jazz talents from 13 different countries – 8 trumpeters and 16 vocalists. Each night concluded with a packed jam session at "Kaņepes Kultūras centrs" arts and music centre.
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 and seven of them were free; the concerts were attended by an audience of over 8000.