Organic City

If you ever had a task to play your favourite song combining both bass, accompaniment and melody/solo function, what would you do? The task is not impossible and is done actually even very good with a little cunning.

In the Latvian jazz world the project “Organic City”, which is based on the world wide known Hammond organ and is managed by Atis Andersons, shows this trick very well.

Traditionally in jazz, this musical instrument is responsible for and includes in itself constant bass line on which everything else is built – harmony, melody and improvisation. Artists will share the experience with their listeners by letting them hear the unique sound of this instrument and see its huge potential of it.

In this concert program you will hear composition created by Atis Andersons, Jimmy McGriff, Lou Donaldson, Rusty Bryant and many more in groove/boogaloo/funk/jazz rock style

Line up:
Atis Andersons – Hammond
Janis Pukitis – saxophone
Aris Ozols – guitar
Janis Jaunalksnis – drums

Atis Anderson is a jazz pianist and composer. He took his first steps in jazz music at Riga Dome Choir School. Afterwards he obtained bachelor’s degree in London College of Music (University of West London) together with Mona Blackman scholarship (2014) and in 2017 graduated from Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music receiving his master’s degree. Atis Anderson also perfected his knowledge in jazz piano clsses lead by Rob van Bavel in Conservatorium van Amsterdam and in a jazz gelding at Bob Wijnen in The Hague. Currently he is actively concerting and collaborating with leading Latvian, Baltic and European jazz musicians.