Mirage Jazz Orchestra and Vineta Elksne

Marking centennial of Finland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia Mirage Jazz Orchestra has created a new concert program called “To Speak Our Land” where folk song will be performed in jazz manner. With the great success this concert program has been performed in Jelgava, Kuldīga, Alūksne and Orchestra would be happy to present it to the audience of the Saulkrasti Jazz Festival.

Mirage Jazz Orchestra (artistic director Lauris Amantovs) was founded in 2004. Orchestra has given countless concerts in Latvia and far beyond its border for true jazz fans and bigband music lovers. They have performed with many famous Latvian and foreign musicians and participated in TV and radio shows. Mirage Jazz Orchestra unites the leading jazz musicians from Latvia and has considered to be one of the main successors of traditions of Latvian jazz music.

Vocal – Vineta Elksne. Studied at Livani Children’s Music School of J. Graubins, Music College of Daugavpils and graduated Jazeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in 2008 receiving her Master’s Degree in Music Pedagogy. She is well known also as the participant of Intars Busulis ensemble (taking a part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013), a member of many musicals and is soloist of the trio Lady’s Sweet.