Rīgas Ritmi Festival Reviewed. Performances included Dianne Reeves, James Morrison and the Latvian Radio Big Band and more.
This year, the Rīgas Ritmi Festival continued its mission to reinvigorate the jazz scene in Latvia, the Baltic nation that was occupied by the Soviet Union from 1940 to 1991, save for three years, 1941-44, ...Read more >
Jazzwise on Rigas Ritmi Festival 2015
The cerebral meets the popular at the Rigas Ritmi Festival in Latvia by Kevin Le Gendre, published July 27 As Ramon Valle explains, the Ritmi in the title of this excellent festival in ...Read more >
All About Jazz on Rigas Ritmi 2015
By Bruce Lindsay, published: July 14, 2015 The 15th anniversary of Rigas Ritmi was celebrated in fine style in Latvia's beautiful capital city. Māris Briežkalns, the festival's ...Read more >
Michael Mustillo, The Baltic Times The distinguished writer of popular music, pianist, and one of Latvia’s renowned composers, Raimonds Pauls told The Baltic Times ...Read more >
Borderwatch: Academy attracts American interest
A NUMBER of American students have expressed interest in relocating to Mount Gambier for world class jazz education at the James Morrison Academy of Music in the new year. Mr ...Read more >
Jazz.fm: Rigas Ritmi - work done convincingly!
The festival's director is a drummer named Maris Briezkalns. He alone waves high jazz's banner, in part by developing and showcasing local talent deserving of wider recognition. ...Read more >
All About Jazz: pleasurable few days in Riga
Bruce Lindsay, All about Jazz As city-based jazz festivals go these days Rigas Ritmi (it means Riga Rhythms) is a pretty small affair. But small is beautiful, as they say, ...Read more >
Jazztimes.com: Three bright nights in Riga and more
Thomas Conrad, Jazztimes.com In 2011 the program included several artists who are outside the jazz genre but who partake of the jazz sensibility. If the word "jazz" ...Read more >