Jazz Concert ft. Rūta Dūduma & Daumants Kalniņš Quintet

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On April 30th, 2015 Latvia will experience the International Jazz Day for the second time, this time — under the patronage of Latvian National Commission for UNESCO, say organizers of the event Wise Music Society. This year a big jazz celebration will include 26 events in Riga, other Latvian cities and London and will take place with the support of Culture Capital Foundation and other sponsors.
2015 is a year of jazz education worldwide, so Riga will open its celebrations on April 29 with a teaser event in Omas Briljanta istaba: a lecture of Dr. Art. Indriķis Veitners about jazz history in Latvia and a movie night together with a student final recital concert, and the theme will continue on April 30 with a couple of jazz department student concerts in various educational institutions.
All in all, Riga will host 19 events on April 30: Spikeri Concert hall, RīgaTV 24 studio, “Pulkvedim Neviens Neraksta” night club and many other places will sound as different colours of jazz genre played by local musicians, US embassy in Latvia will support movie nights, dances and musical improvisations. This year the Jazz Day Latvia has broadened its horizons: the festival will also take place in Liepāja, Ventspils, Valmiera and Daugavpils, as well as there will be a special event held in the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the UK.

On April 30 at Spīķeri concert hall from. 20:00 will perform:

Rūta Dūduma

is a singer, soloist of projects “FRAMEST” and “Vintāža”.

Has participated in a vast amount of competitions – 1st place in “Nomme Jazz” competition in 2013, finalist of “Riga Jazz Stage” in 2014, participant of “Latvijas Talants – 2″ in 2008, Koru Kari – 2 in 2009, Dziedošās Ģimenes-2 in 2010, „Mana Zelta Dziesma” in 2011, Eirovīzija in 2012 and 2013 and festivals – Kaunas Jazz (Lithuania), Turku Jazz (Finland), Juu Jaab (Estonia), Rīgas Ritmi (Latvia) and others.


Daumants Kalniņš

is a talented jazz singer with a certain stage charm. He has received the “Spēlmaņu nakts” prize in the category “Debut of the year — stage art” for participation in “Notre Dam de Paris” show, the part of Kvasimodo. He also was nominated for best debut in Big Music Awards in 2012. Now Daumants studies jazz vocals in Latvian Academy of music and performs with his quintet, Professional orchestra “Rīga” and other ensembles in Latvia.