Rigas Ritmi Festival
1 – 4 July 2020
1 – 4 July 2020
“Every year in July… for 20 years!”
This phrase starts the story of the festival on the official website.
In 2020 they celebrate their 20 years anniversary.
The most favored festival in Latvia, Rigas Ritmi Festival gathers thousands of guests from all over Europe to the festivity of jazz music and life.
World-famous musicians, as well as young talents, gather on one stage.
And it’s the stage of Rigas Ritmi!
During the last twenty years, 600 musicians has performed 1000 concerts and over 200 thousand people watched them play.
The list of the most awarded artists, who participated in the festival, includes Richard Bona, Diane Reeves, Bobby McFerrin, Jojo Mayer, Robert Glasper, “BBC Big Band” and Freddy Cole.
Apart from being an entertaining event, the festival has a noble educational mission.
The cornerstone of festival days are numerous master classes, seminars, and workshops for young musicians.
The speakers of these events are mostly world famous jazz masters.
The most unforgettable were Horacio el Negro Hernandez, Vinx, Victor Wooten, and Alex Wilson Salsa Orchestra.
Over the years, the Rigas Ritmi Festival has become a turning point for many of the young musicians’ careers.
In 2020, the festival gathers another pack of world stars.
Cuban jazz talent Roberto Fonseca, the multicultural band “Bokanté”, American singer Clark
Beckham, and Swedish singer Liselotte Östblom are about to perform at Rigas Ritmi.
The latter, by the way, is the winner of Riga Jazz Stage Contest of 2019.
Several Grammy-winning artists, such as Bob Lanzetti, Michael League, and Chris McQueen, are also expected.
Four days of great music and fun – that’s what Riga Ritmi Festival is about!
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