Each year Riga Jazz Stage contest greets yet-to-be jazz stars in the capital of Latvia, and provides an opportunity for young talents to show one’s skills and be presented internationally. The contest invites the audience to witness the spirit of competition, and to enjoy jazz in yet unheard interpretations. This year the contest will be presented in two categories of Jazz Vocal and Jazz Bass.
Contestants’ performances will be rated by an international Judging Panel including professional musicians, producers and festival organizers from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Great Britain, Italy, USA, Turkey, China and Brazil.
28 young jazz talents from 15 countries will perform both jazz standards and original works accompanied by „Riga Jazz Quartet”.