19 to 24 July — Saulkrasti Jazz 2010
The largest open-air jazz music event in the Baltics—the XIII international festival Saulkrasti Jazz 2010 will take place at the recreation centre «Minhauzena Unda» in Saulkrasti on July 19—24, 2010.
The concert programme will start on Monday, July 19 at 20:00 with musically and visually spectacular show from Musical High School of Ventspils and The Briefing. On the following days you can enjoy performances of such bands as Twin Town, Raitis Ađmanis` Jelgava Big Band, Xylem Trio, Patina, Kestutis Vaiginis Quartet (Lithuania, UK, Finland), Mirage Octet and Assembly Singers, DP5TET Concept of Funk and Gin Gas (Lithuania). The evening concerts are ending by jam sessions.
A very special event in the festival programme is planed for Thursday—A Tribute to Gunârs Rozenbergs by Mirage Jazz Orchestra and Guests. Music and arrangements of G. Rozenbergs will be performed by Mirage Jazz Orchestra and teachers of Saulkrasti Jazz 2010 workshops — Jacobien Vlasman (Germany), Tore Johansen (Norway), Joonas Haavisto (Finland), Temur Kvitelashvili (Georgia), Venko Poromanski (Bulgaria), Pepe Berns (Germany).
The festival will close with two concerts on Saturday. At 12:00 there will be the Students` Concert where workshop students will perform together with their teachers, this concert is free of charge. But at 19:00 Mirage Octet and Assembly Singers will take the stage and after their performacne, the festival headliners The James Taylor Quartet will perform.
The leader of The James Taylor Quartet is Hammond organ genius, acid-jazz keyboard king—James Taylor. Together with his band during the 24 years of their existance have recorded nearly 30 albums and performed more than 1000 concerts around the world. The powerful sound of The James Taylor Quartet live performances, the musical taste and positive humour are explosive—the jazz, acid-jazz, funk and soul compositions penetrated by energy and emotions in combination with the divine sound of Hammond organ can allure any audience.
After the Saturday concert there will be the Jam Session Night at club Katrînbâde in Saulkrasti.
Festival Saulkrasti Jazz 2010 is financial supported by VKKF, Saulkrasti Municipality, Real Sound Lab, RPIVA, FMS, Meditec and Piebalgas alus.
Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of summer open-air concerts form 19 to 24 July at Minhauzena Unda in Saulkrasti!
Buy tickets at Biďeđu paradîze trade spots and at Minhauzena Unda before the concerts.
More information on www.saulkrastijazz.lv
Source: Saulkrasti TIC
Date: July, 2010