FESTIVAL

Monday, 18.07.2016.

19.00

Framest

Framest

FRAMEST has developed its own repertoire ranging from classic and jazz to pop and other music genres in original a cappella arrangement. This has led to local and international recognition and success. Each year the group works hard on learning new songs, improving voices and becoming more and more excited about new ideas, some of them rooted in the history of popular music in Latvia.

20.00

pienenu vins (2)

Pieneņu Vīns

Pieneņu Vīns is Latvian band, formed in 2005 and playing its own repertoire. Band has participated in numerous local and international festivals and contests and is known for its friendly concert atmosphere and creative digital projects.

Tuesday, 19.07.2016.

19.00

Tetra Pack web

Ivan Ilic Tetra Pack

Guitarist and composer Ivan Ilic (Serbia, Belgrad) quartet, offers music inspired by jazz, funk, rock and other styles, full of rhythm, enjoyable instrumental virtuosity of its members and surprising arrangements, that creates an original fusion.

20.00

k trio

K Trio

K trio is an Amsterdam based international ensemble featuring pianist Kristjan Martinsson (Iceland), bassist Pat Cleaver (UK/France) and drummer Andris Buikis (Latvia).

21.00

kestutis vaiginis

Kestutis Vaiginis Quartet

Saxophone guru from Lithuania Kestutis Vaiginis has been in Saulkrasti Jazz Festival for several times. We will have an opportunity to enjoy his music again together with his quartet. We will hear songs from his album “Lights of Darkness”.

Wednesday, 20.07.2016.

19.00

EtnoJazz

Etno + Jazz

Ethno + Jazz is a very special project created by students from Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music ethnomusicology and jazz classes.

21.00

sofia rubina

Sofia Rubina

“Parts of my performances are improvisations. I enjoy being playful on the stage and I always want to surprise the audience,” says Sofia. Rubina, the guest of the festival.

Thursday, 21.07.2016.

19.00

tribute

Tribute to Hank Mobley

Sextet plays music by one of the Blue Note label’s definitive hard bop artists, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley who remains somewhat underappreciated for his straightforward swinging style in the 1960.

20.00

baltic jazz quartet

Baltic Jazz Quartet

Kondakov, Paskevich, Malmsten, Ruben is a band of four musicians and composers who are worthy representatives of their generation from each of their respective countries – Russia, Latvia, Sweden and Estonia. These “Baltic neighbors” need no further introduction for jazz lovers in their home countries.

21.00

mirage

Mirage Jazz Orchestra feat Viktoria Tolstoy & Rasmus Kihlberg

Mirage Jazz Orchestra is well known company on Latvian jazz music stage. This time they are going to perform together with Viktoria Tolstoy, who is great great granddaughter of famous Russian writer Leo Tolstoj, and drumer from Sweden Rasmus Kihlberg.

Friday, 22.07.2016.

19.00

vibes

Vibes

Vibes is a comparatively new band, which consists of latvian and estonian musicians from jazz department of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.

20.00

sinkope2

Sinkope

You will hear the same program in the Saulkrasti Jazz Festival 2016 concert the band performed on Miami Beach Jazz Festival where musicians suceeded to catch audiences attention already with first chord.

21.00

synthesis02

Synthesis

Some of Brigham Young University’s finest and most versatile musicians perform, arrange and compose for this award-winning ensemble. Synthesis has been met with enthusiastic responses from festival, student, and community gatherings throughout the world.

Saturday, 23.07.2016.

19.00

coolmans report

Coolmans Report

Coolmans Report is a blues-fusion band from Latvia consisting of four Berklee College of Music students. While performing the band strives to achieve something more from music than just sounds and delivers it to the audience.

20.00

toms rudzinskis

Toms Rudzinskis Quartet

The current lineup of the Toms Rudzinskis quartet came together in 2011 and consists of four Amsterdam and Copenhagen Conservatory graduates. The varied musical personalities of each member are an integral part of the sound of the band.

21.00

SPECIAL GUEST!

Gabor

Gabor Dornyei

Guitarist and composer Ivan Ilic (Serbia, Belgrad) quartet, offers music inspired by jazz, funk, rock and other styles, full of rhythm, enjoyable instrumental virtuosity of its members and surprising arrangements, that creates an original fusion.