Jury has made its decision to award KRISTĪNE PRAULIŅA (Latvia) as the GRAND PRIX of "Riga Jazz Stage 2014" in nomination "Jazz Vocal", and BATUHAN SALLIEL (Turkey) as the GRAND PRIX in nomination "Jazz Saxophone". Batuhan Salliel also received a special prize from the jury for the best improvisation during the contest concerts.
International Jazz Artists Contest "Riga Jazz Stage 2014"
Nomination "Jazz Vocal"
Grand Prix - Kristīne Prauliņa (Latvia)
Second Prize - Vytaute Pupšyte (Lithuania)
Third Prize - Alina Rostotskaya (Russia)
Maestro Raimonds Pauls Prize - Alina Rostotskaya (Russia)
Nomination "Jazz Saxophone"
Grand Prix - Batuhan Salliel Turkey)
Second Prize - Dāvis Jurka (Latvia)
Third Prize - Toms Rudzinskis (Latvia)
Prize for the Best Improvised Jazz Solo - Batuhan Salliel (Turkey; prize - proffesional studio microphone from "Mūzikas Serviss")
Special prize from Tele2 - Kristīne Prauliņa (Latvia; prize - tablet from "Samsung")
Concert engagements and invitations to perform at the festivals:
"Rigas Ritmi Festival" (Riga, Latvia) - Rūta Dūduma (Latvia) and Nadim Temoori (UK)
"Jazz Voices" (Klaipeda, Lithuania) - Rūta Dūduma (Latvia)
"Nardis Jazz Club" (Istanbul, Turkey) - Kristīne Prauliņa (Latvia)
"Saxophonia 2015" (Riga, Latvia) - Dāvis Jurka (Latvia)
„Nomme Jazz” (Tallinn, Estonia) - Toms Rudzinskis (Latvia)
"606 Club" (London, UK) - Daniel Varga (Hungary)
Jazz Club "Fasching" (Stockholm, Sweden) - Batuhan Salliel (Turkey)
Thanks to all of the 26 contestants for taking part in the contest!
Riga Jazz Stage 2015 will be held in categories "Jazz Vocal" and "Jazz Trumpet"!