Lauris Amantovs is a trombonist and a bandleader of various ensembles. He graduated from the Rēzekne Music High School, going on to study jazz at Klaipeda University and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Amantovs has participated in many international improvisation competitions and numerous popular-music recordings. He is also a founder and the leader of the well-known Mirage Jazz Orchestra big band, together with which he has taken part in such recordings as My Favourite Things (Mirage Jazz Orchestra feat. Gunārs Rozenbergs), Nordic Spring (Mirage Jazz Orchestra), and Šūpuļdziesma trombonam (Lauris Amantovs Jazz Quartet). In addition, Amantovs performs with most of Latvia’s prominent jazz and pop music artists.