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Jazz in Latvia 2022

Performers

Beāte Zviedre / Jānis Rubiks
Jekaterina Šarigina
LUPA
Toms Mikāls
Lathyrus
Davids Bejers
Deniss Pashkevich & Mikko Gunu Karjalainen Quintet
Pulse Trio
Kristians Kalva & Simon Gelsdorf
Very Cool People
Atis Andersons Organ Trio
Atis Andersons Organ Trio
Vadim Dmitrijev
Dream Teller
Vestard Shimkus / Endless Roar
Latvian Radio Bigband, Pierre Bertrand, Christophe Lampideccia, Minino Garay, Denis Leloup, Didier Havet
Miķelis Dzenuška
FunCOOLio - band

Recorded

2022

Release date

22.04.2022

Compositions

Description

LMIC138

Just like every year, Latvian Music information centre and national recording company SKANi keep releasing the «JAZZ IN LATVIA» compilation album, which represents the fresh Latvian jazz music scene of the current year and includes recently released recordings of Latvian musicians. 

While Latvia has a very strong jazz tradition (the first jazz concert by a touring band from the United States took place in the 1920s), its history in our land is full of challenges. By the end of the 1970s, the genre had gone so far underground that no one could have imagined that this music would rise again and become remarkably popular among the young and stylish crowds. Nowadays some of our musicians still stick to the jazz tradition, adding their own voice to it, meanwhile, the others blend it with modern jazz subgenres or classical music, or instead of it choose to compose and play contemporary jazz, folk, funk, spoken word, avant-garde or adhere with the concept of free improvisation.

This «JAZZ IN LATVIA 2022» compilation is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation and Ministry of Culture, and produced in collaboration with the electronic magazine covering Latvian jazz — JAZZin.lv.

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