About Rigas Ritmi Festival
“Every year in July… for 20 years!”
This phrase starts the story of the festival on the official website.
In 2020 they celebrated their 20th anniversary.
The most favoured 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 have 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 is numerous master classes, seminars, and workshops for young musicians.
The speakers of these events are primarily 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 young musicians’ careers.
In 2021, the festival gathers another set of world stars.
ROBERTO FONSECA – BOKANTÉ – ANTONIO LIZANA – CLARK BECKHAM – XY QUARTET – RAIMONDS PAULS TRIO – SHINKARENKO JAZZ 4N – GINTS SMUKAIS
Four days of great music and fun – that’s what Riga Ritmi Festival is about!
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