Riga Jazz Stage 2020 - Jazz Contest

Riga Jazz Stage 2020 - Jazz Contest

Where: Splendid Palace
Elizabetes 61
02 April 2020 - 19:00
Riga Jazz Stage contestants

The first concert of the Riga Jazz Stage 2020 competition, featuring Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, American, British, German, Italian, Belgian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Slovak, Slovenian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Turkish and South Korean artists.

Performers in both categories Jazz vocals and Jazz drums will be accompanied by Riga Jazz Quartet: one of the leading Latvian guitarists Artūrs Kutepovs, keyboard instrumentalist Kristaps Vanadziņš, double bassist and bass player Jānis Rubiks, as well as one of the most demanded drummers in Latvia Andris Buiķis.

Contestants will be judged by an international jury - artistic director of the competition Māris Briežkalns, artistic director of Nõmme Jazz Festival Toivo Unts (Estonia), director of Kaunas Jazz Festival Jonas Jučas (Lithuania), artistic director of Venice Jazz Festival Giuseppe Mormile (Italy), concert coordinator at London's Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club Paul Pace (UK), director of booking agency Just Jazz International Catherine Mayer (Germany), artistic director of Istanbul's Nardis Jazz Club Önder Focan (Turkey), and Grammy nominee, winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk competition, composer, singer and drummer Jamison Ross (USA). The jury's honorary representative will be Latvian music icon Raimonds Pauls, who will present his special prize, which this time will be a new hit recording at Latvian Radio 1 studio, with Raimonds Pauls as co-producer.

More information on http://www.rigajazz.lv/