FESTIVAL

Online registration is open for the workshops of Saulkrasti Jazz Festival 2017!

SEE YOU IN SAULKRASTI JAZZ 20th ANNIVERSARY

Special guest Jimmy Dludlu

July 22,  21:00

JIMMY DLUDLU was born in Mozambique. When he was 13 years old he first picked up a cousin’s home made guitar and started teaching himself to play by imitating the jazz and Mozambican music he heard on the radio. His first performances were at township weddings and functions with his cousin.

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FESTIVAL PROGRAM

Monday, July 17.

19:00

Music Academy /Lithuania/

20:00

Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

21:00

Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music

Tuesday, July 18.

19:00

Marika Šaripo Quartet feat. Beāte Zviedre /Latvia/

Marika Šaripo Quartet and Beāte Zviedre is an ensemble which performs original compositions of Marika Šaripo.

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20:00

Blue Circle feat. Matilda Leko /Germany/

Famous Uli Graners band will perform with talented singer Matilda Leko, a musician that definitely knows no borders in making music and is one of the most authentic singers in Austria.

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21:00

Mirage Jazz Orchestra feat. Ieva Kerēvica /Latvia/

Lead by trombone player Lauris Amantovs, more then a decade “Mirage Jazz Orchestra”  unites the best Latvian jazz musicians and is considered as one of the main orchestras continuing the jazz music tradition in Latvia.

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Wednesday, July 19.

19:00

LSD Trio /Sweden/

The music of LSD spans over a big spectrum of darkness and lightness, rough and smooth, and is filled with joy, swing and happiness.

For LSD (Lindborg, Sjöstedt & Daniel), the trio feels like a three-headed beast when they play together. One organism, one unit and a diabolic swing.

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20:00

Heavy Beauty /Estonia, Lithuania/

Heavy rock sound and jazz improvisation meet in the music of Heavy Beauty. Rarely used bass saxophone is the centre of the group, its sound range can vary from sensible beauty to raw violence.

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21:00

Trump Conception /Estonia/

Trump Conception is a jazz-funk orchestra that performs music
composed by their bassplayer Janno Trump. The band consists of 10
young Estonian jazz musicians. In April 2016, they released their
debut album “One”, which instantly got a warm and really positive
feedback from local music journalists and was chosen as the “album
of the month” by Radio Tallinn.

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Thursday, July 20.

19:00

Baltic Drummers League 2017 (drummers competition – final)

20:00

KLE2GO /Russia/

Trio is a uniquely bold and innovative collaboration of the three musicians from Moscow, who are well recognized for their distinct playing style, consistent professionalism and prominent musical careers. Only a brief look at the Trio’s lineup would be enough to realize you are in for a musical treat that will most certainly stay in your memory, as each performance by this Trio is an event to remember.

21:00

Jelgava Big Band feat. Cécile Verny /Latvia, Germany/

Jelgavas Big Band lead by Raitis Asmanis together with in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) born singer Cécile Verny have created concert program “Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald”.

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Friday, July 21.

19:00

Ilona Kudiņa Quintet /Latvia, USA/

Ilona Kudiņa is back in Latvia leading the “Ilona Kudiņa Quintet”, a group of global citizens with Latvian roots. The Quintet consists of progressive instrumentalists and brings a unique voice to the current improvisational scene.

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20:00

Sharón Clark & Mattias Nilsson Trio /USA, Sweden/

Sharón Clark, sultry chanteuse world-renowned for her her vibrato and incomparable tonality, has been heralded by every major newspaper including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Few singers are compared to the great ones. Ms. Clark embodies the blessed ones who had the voices heard once in a lifetime. Hearing her live makes the listener feel the rapture of perfection.

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21:00

Walk Away /Poland/

Three decades of Walk Away is a never-ending journey of musical adventures, successes and superb artistic collaborations.

Saturday, July 22.

12:00

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19:00

Dixieland “Sapņu Komanda” /Latvia/

20:00

The Ditties /Lithuania/

The Ditties are a one of a kind ensemble in Lithuania (and, probably, in a bit broader area too) – so giddily elegant, sophisticated, genteel – and taking one’s mind away to the great swing era at a snap of their slender lady fingers.

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21:00

Jimmy Dludlu /Mozambique/

JIMMY DLUDLU was born in Mozambique. When he was 13 years old he first picked up a cousin’s home made guitar and started teaching himself to play by imitating the jazz and Mozambican music he heard on the radio. His first performances were at township weddings and functions with his cousin.

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