Latvian Radio Big Band & The Sound Poets
Latvian Radio Big Band plays a crucial role in Latvian music history, especially jazz. It offers listeners high-quality jazz concerts and recordings and collaborations with world-class artists such as Roberta Gambarini, Kurt Elling, Jojo Mayer, «New York Voices», James Morrison, and six Grammy Award winner Randy Brecker, among others. The big band continues to promote jazz music for various audiences, performing concerts in Latvia and abroad. «The Sound Poets» is an award-winning Latvian indie pop band formed in 2011. The band’s music combines the fragility of acoustic sound and cosmic space. Both bands decided to work together on the 4th program of Latvian Radio Big Band’s series «Latvian Jazz Suite», creating melodic and fragile music and merging the best of both worlds — those of rock, pop, and electronic music bands and jazz music orchestras.