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Rīgas Ritmi festival

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Rīgas Ritmi festival
Genrejazz, improvized, world music
DatesJuly
Location(s)Riga, Latvia
Years active2001 – present
Founded byMaris Briezkalns
Websitewww.rigasritmi.lv

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“Rīgas Ritmi” music festival (translated as “The Rhythms of Riga”) is one of the major Latvian music festivals, taking place in July every year. The festival’s stages at different locations in Riga feature both world-famous and award-winning, as well as young and undiscovered musical talents.

Festival[edit]

“Rīgas Ritmi” music festival is one of the major Latvian music festivals, taking place in July every year. The festival’s stages at different locations in Riga feature both world-famous and award-winning, as well as young and undiscovered musical talents. Cornerstone of the festival is master-classes, workshops and seminars for young musicians and interested audience, held by world renowned masters. The festival also features jam sessions, where world-known musicians share their knowledge and experience, inspiring new talents.

The idea of an international contemporary jazz and improvisation music festival in Riga was initiated by Latvian jazz musician and producer Maris Briezkalns, who currently holds the position of the festival’s artistic director, as well as remains the driving force behind the festival today. Thanks to his contribution to Latvian culture, Maris Briezkalns has been awarded the Order of the Three Stars, the highest civilian order in the country.

In 2020 “Rigas Ritmi” festival has received the prestigious “EFFE Label”, Europe’s quality stamp for remarkable arts festivals, thanks to its diverse high-quality artistic program and organizational qualities, as well as its meaningfulness on the international scene.

History[edit]

Over the last two decades, the “Rīgas Ritmi” festival has become an essential part of Latvian and Baltic cultural life. More than 600 musicians from all over the world have performed in 1000 concerts, which have been enjoyed by more than 200 thousand spectators during these years. Thanks to the festival, many outstanding artists have visited Riga, among them Bobby McFerrin, Diane Reeves, “Take 6”, Richard Bona, “BBC Big Band”, Avishai Cohen, Patti Austin, Scott Hamilton, Freddy Cole, “Yellowjackets”, Victor Wooten, Buika, Astillero, Jojo Mayer, Medeski Martin & Wood, Robert Glasper, Diane Schuur, as well as the greatest Latvian musicians, including young talents.

In spring of 2011 the “Rīgas Ritmi” festival was presented during its tour in the US. Rigas Ritmi All Stars – Maris Briezkalns Quintet was giving a series of concerts and interviews around the USA – Washington, Philadelphia and New York. The tour culminated in the ensemble's debut[1] at the world famous Blue Note jazz club in the New York City – this was the first time when the Latvian artists headlined at the Blue Note[2]. This program was made possible in cooperation and with the help of sponsorship of the New York University (NYU) and The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).

Venues[edit]

  • Riga Congress Hall
  • National Library of Latvia
  • Latvian Radio 1 studio
  • Kaļķu Vārti club
  • VEF Culture palace
  • Splendid Palace cinema
  • Daile Music House
  • Trompete Taproom
  • Origo square
  • and others

Artists[edit]

Year Artists
2001 The Flying Pickets, Beth Gottlieb, Danny Gottlieb, Lee Gibson, Ivars Galenieks, Steve Waterman, Baltic Percussion Band, Bo Stief, Keiko McNamara Trio, Nora Sarmoria, Olga Pīrāgs Quartet, Kenyi Yoshiura
2002 Cecile Verny Quartet, Frans van der Hoeven, Mike del Ferro, Norma Winstone, Phil Maturano, Scott Stroman, Time After Time, New York Voices, Jazz Brothers, Stockholm Petit Jazz Band, Rīga Saxophone Quartet, Take 6, Saskia Laroo, Swingtime Band, Eduards Raubiško Jazztet, Boogie Woogie Trio, The Angelique Sextet, Ted Curson, Baltic Percussion Band feat F.Maturano
2003 Alex Wilson, Undertango, Paul Jackson Jr, Abe Laboriel, Dj Daddy Lahari, Patti Austin feat BBC Big Band, The Gold Company, Boris Gammer, Jiggs Wigham, Gunārs Rozenbergs, Kuba, Maraca & Otra Vision, Dj Master Fatman, Afonso Correa, Eduards Raubiško Jazztet, Uldis Stabulnieks, Rupert Huber, Tosca, Time After Time, Shady Brass Q, Ted Curson, Pori Jazz Quartet, Ryo Kavasaki Quartet, Apple Tea, RM Band & Jolanta Gulbe, Richard Bona Band
2004 Antti Sarpila, Malia, Putte Wickman & Liepaja Big Band, Brian Melvin, Antonio Forcione Quartet, Jazz Jamaica, Juliet Roberts, Gary Crosby Nu Trops, Mark Isaacs, Rigas Ritmi Big Band, Peter Herbolzheimer, Sony Jazz Stage Show, Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, Pierre Dorge & New Jungle Orchestra, Raivo Tafenau Band, Sergio Bastos, The Auratones, Randal Corsen Quartet, Stockholm Classic Jazz Band
2005 Rigmor Gustafsson Quartet, Richard Bona, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, James Morrison & Rigas Ritmi Big Band, Septeto Nacional, Bill Bruford, M Pact, Bossa Eletrica, Mandy Gaines Quartet, Sabine Reimer & Markus Setzer, Duane Davis, Zonzee, Geografix, Viktoria Tolstoy, Jazz'n'Tank, La Compagnie des Musiques a Ouir, Sofia Rubina, Ted Curson, Genesis Voices, Poriginal Quartet, Aelita
2006 Airto Moreira, Bianca Morales, Bugge Wesseltoft, Daniel Pipi Piazzolla, Dianne Reeves, Dominique Eade, Greg Hutchinson, Latin Groove Orquestra, Omar Sosa Trio, Yasmin Levy, Vocal Group Cosmos, Cruise Control, GG Choir, Dhafer Youssef, NATO Big Band, Nguyen Le, Nordic Sounds & Villu Veski, Silvana Malta Group, Jazz Within, Laimis Rācenājs Orchestra, Peter Martin, Reuben Rodgers, Pori Jazz Quartet, Rivertribe, La Crevette dAcier
2007 Grand Six, Magic Malik Orchestra, Cecile Verny, Soultrain Jam Session, NBS Sax Quartet, Andris Ērglis & Sony Jazz Orchestra, Coco Mbassi Vocal Project, Musica Brass, Djabe, Finnish / Latvian All Stars, Kristina Svolkinaite, Domas Aleksa & D'Orange, Twin Town, Silvesteri Orkesteri, Freddy Cole Quartet, Otis Taylor, Farmers Market, Horacio "el Negro" Hernandez, Italuba, Yellowjackets
2008 Victor Wooten Band, Scott Hamilton Quartet, Eumir Deodato & Rigas Ritmi Big Band, Kate McGarry, Dresser/Tarasov/Ochs, Sellam & Renee African Project, Lauren Field, SSO Sax Quartet, Goldberg Dixie, Catapults and Parachutes, Riga-Pori All Stars feat. Paulina Pohjolainen, Sonic Steel, Emil Bovbjerg 7tet, The Best of Sony Jazz Stage, John Riley, City Jazz Big Band, Avishai Cohen Trio, Lura, Framest
2009 Markus Stockhausen, Chagas & O'Higgins Band, Yamandu Costa, Maria Joao & Mario Laginha, Eldar, Vinx, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Mazur, Raimonds Pauls, Ted Curson Jazztet, Soul E-Motion, Very Cool People, CJBB & Mats Holmquist, Buiķis & Fedotovs, GG Choir feat. J.M. Taylor, Dave O'Higgins
2010 Cristina Branco, Take 6, Print, Gerald Clayton Trio, Sashird Lao, Antonio Forcione, Bill Evans & Robben Ford, Sebastian Schunke, Olvido Ruiz, Māris Briežkalns Quintet, Zimbabw, Silvesteri Orkesteri, PeR, Upatnieks, Petrauskis & Zaļupe, Dainius Palauskas Group, RGE feat. Jolanta Gulbe, Framest, Jelgava Big Band, Kristaps Vanadziņš Trio, Domas Aleksa & Sofia Rubina, Line Up Quartet, DP Trio, Viktors Ritovs Band, City Jazz Big Band feat. Aisha
2011 Alfredo Rodriguez, Bobby McFerrin, Vadim Eilenkrig Quintet, European Jazz Orchestra, Hamleto Stamato Quintet, Omar Puente Band, Trio Chaud, Carmen Souza, Emile Parisien Quartet, Les Voice Messengers, Alex Wilson Salsa Orchestra, Till Bronner, Beady Belle, Francesco Cafiso, Das Kapital, Eduardo Niebla, Philip Hamilton, Diāna Pīrāgs, Kestutis Vaiginis & Mirage Octet, Chicago Children’s Choir
2012 Hiromi, Slixs, Lizz Wright, Christian McBride Trio, Antonio Ciacca Quintet, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Nils Wogram Nostalgia Trio, François Corneloup, Kurt Elling, Youn Sun Nah, Canvas Roussel, Josef Vejvoda Trio, North By Northeast, Intars Busulis, Carl Winther Trio, Riga Jazz Voices, Laima Jansone, Sofia Rubina, Marc Ducret, Nikolaj Bentzon & Signe Jensen, Dominique Eade, Latvian Radio Big band, Buika
2013 A.Spell, Butterscotch, Daniel Cacija, Dominion Man, Evilena Protektore, K.Trio, Laima Jansone, Artis Orubs, Andris Grunte, Jojo Mayer, Luca Ciarla Quartet, Medeski Martin & Wood, New York Voices, Ori Dakari, Robert Glasper Experiment, Andreas Varady, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Diane Schuur, Dynamic Groove Society, Frank / Pashkevich Experience, Somi, Latvian Radio Big band, Laura Budreckyte, Maris Briezkalns Quintet, Naturally 7, Ocean Versus Daughter, Riga Jazz Quartet, Roberta Gambarini
2014 Albare, Daniele Di Bonaventura, Edmar Castaneda, Ingas Bērziņas kvintets, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Kristīne Prauliņa, Mike Dawes, Pat Metheny Unity Group, Randy Brecker, Rachel Claudio, Sapņu Komanda, Smooth Band ft. Diāna Pīrāgs, China Moses, Dobrek Bistro, Gunu's Thang, James Morrison, Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet, Latvian Radio big band, Oskars Račevskis Trio, RM5, Riga Jazz Quartet, Rūta Dūduma, Susana Sawoff Trio, Yasmin Levy
2015 Antonio Sanchez & Migration, Ester Rada, Zingaros, Allan Harris & Latvian Radio Big band, Raul Midon, Caecelie Norby & Lars Danielsson, SOIL, Catalyst, Jāņa Ruņģa Klātbūtne, Kristīne Prauliņa & Friends, DAGAMBA, Daumants Kalniņš 5tet, Laima Jansone & Raimonds Tiguls, Reis / Demuth / Wiltgen, Christian Scott, Paolo Fresu & Daniele Di Bonaventura, Bugge N Friends, VEIN feat. Greg Osby, Rick Feds & Friends, Spencer, Manley, Feds, Ralfs Eilands un PeR, Riga Jazz Presents, Cyrille Aimee, Sus Dungo, Ramon Valle, Malene Kjaergaard, Bunch of Gentlemen
2016 James Morrison & Latvian Radio Big band, Justin Kauflin, Vincent Peirani & Emile Parisien, Liz Rosa, Camila Meza, Māra Briežkalna kvintets, Alaska Dreamers, Cissokho - Brönnimann - Hason, The Brag Pack, Evilena Protektore, José James, Lionel Loueke, Dianne Reeves, Derek Brown, Caina Cavalcante & Michael Pipoquinha, Yilian Cañizares, Paris Combo, China Moses & Latvian Radio Big band, Kārlis Vanags, Liz & Francois ft Latvian Radio Big Band, Jazzatomy, Ainavisti, Bill Laurance, Kristin Asbjørnsen
2017 Yamandu Costa, Ruthie Foster & Latvian Radio Big band, John Beasley, Allan Harris, Magda Giannikou, Elīza Baķe, Riga Jazz Quartet, Polina Tarasenko, The Sound Village, Kristīne Prauliņa 4tet, Dominykas Vyšniauskas | Jam Session, Sinne Eeg, Electro Deluxe, Daymé Arocena, Simone Zanchini, Dināra Rudāne, EQ3, Magnuss Bauģis, The Coco'nuts, Framest, Dāvis Jurka | Jam Session, Laura Rozenberga | Jam Session
2018 Salvador Sobral, Phronesis, Ana Carla Maza, David Helbock's Random/Control, Richard Bona & Latvian Radio big band, Caloe & Clement Simon, Shenel Johns & Latvian Radio big band, Tasiya & Sammy Lukas, Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, Gregory Boyd, Riga Jazz 4tet ft Shenel Johns, Sabor Latino LT, Beady Belle, Joscho Stephan Trio, Adam Ben Ezra, Hejira, Verneri Pohjola Overdriven, Macats/Hasselberg/Mofjell
2019 Judith Hill, A Bu, Jamison Ross, Freedoms Trio, Federico Milone, Jonah Nilsson, Jon Cleary, Kristina Kovalyova, Paloma Pradal, Una Stade, Roosevelt Collier, Riga Jazz Stage All Stars, Tianchang Combo, Tianchang Band, Titoks, Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward, The Coco'nuts, Agita Rando Trio, Accent, Radio Trio

References[edit]

  1. "Blue Note NYU & NYFA Present THE RIGAS RITMI FESTIVAL ALL-STARS featuring BRIAN LYNCH & CHRIS POTTER - 2011-05-16". www.bluenote.net. Retrieved 2020-06-07.
  2. Jazz, All About. "Jazz news: Blue Note Jazz Club Presents The Rigas Ritmi Festival All Stars From Latvia, with Special Guests Chris Potter and Brian Lynch, May 16, 2011; 8 pm & 10:30 pm". All About Jazz News. Retrieved 2020-06-07.

External links[edit]

  1. Official festival web page
  2. JazzTimes: Rīgas Ritmi Festival Reviewed
  3. AllAboutJazz: Rigas Ritmi 2017 by Bruce Lindsay
  4. JazzWise: The Cerebral Meets Popular at the Rigas Ritmi Festival in Latvia
  5. Jazz.ru: Рижские ритмы 2004
  6. Satori saruna ar Medeski Martin & Wood
  7. JAZZin: Not a review, but a philosophy of music inspired by a concert of the biggest music festival in town
  8. LSM: Rigas Ritmi 2019 will celebrate 100 years of jazz in Europe
  9. CGTN: Chinese jazz artists shine at Riga music festival
  10. VirginJazzFace: Riga Ritmi 2020 reviewed
  11. NRWjazz.net: Lettland im Fokus: Rigas Ritmi 2020
  12. JazzThetik: Rigas Ritmi 2020

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