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Deniss Pashkevich

(28.04.1975 )

Deniss Pashkevich is a saxophonist, flutist, composer, producer, adlibber, educator, and a prominent figure in Baltic jazz whose name is included in the European Jazz Tree. In 2017, his album Yours Faithfully won the “Zelta Mikrofons” Latvian Annual Music Recording Industry Award for best jazz album. In 2019, he released the album Variations, recorded together with Vyacheslav Ganelin and Arkady Gotesman, which received a four-star review in Downbeat and was included in the magazine’s 2019 list of the year’s top-rated albums; the album was also recognised as the best jazz album of the year in Latvia. Over the course of his career, Pashkevich has recorded more than 50 albums. He regularly plays with world-class musicians such as Randy Brecker, Seamus Blake, Aaron Parks, Tim Hagans, and many others and has performed at festivals worldwide. Pashkevich is an official artist-endorser for companies such as Marca Reeds, Kay Siebold Mouthpieces, TT Mouthpieces, Erica Synths, Gamechanger Audio, and Arturia. He has more than 15 years of experience teaching and, in addition to composing, performing, and pedagogy, is also the founder and visionary of Riga Room, an organisation that manages musicians and organises jazz concerts and workshops in cooperation with many organisations in Europe.