Happy New Year! We continue to delight jazz lovers with our Wednesday night concerts and open the beginning of the year with the concert “Winter sounds in the city”, where we will be able to enjoy jazz rhythms in the Nordic Fusion style with an unusual and exotic instrument for jazz – the harp performed by the young and colourful artist Elizabetas Lāce together with Klavs Ābols ( piano) and Reinis Ozoliņš (double bass). We are waiting for all jazz music connoisseurs on Wednesday, January 17, pl. 19:00!
Elizabeta Lāce was already described as a harpist with virtuoso talents at the Dārziņš School and is one of the most original sound and stage artists of her generation in Latvia, whose repertoire extends from ancient music and baroque to music interpretations of the third decade of the 21st century, from authentic jazz/folk/avant-garde improvisations to architecturally structured cycles of original works and interdisciplinary performances. As a soloist with the orchestra, she has recorded several harp concerts with the “Sinfonietta Concertante” (maestro Andris Vecumnieks) and the Vidzeme Chamber Orchestra under the direction of maestro Andras Veismanis, etc. Has released several solo and chamber music albums. She is a nominee and laureate of “Austra awards”, “Zelta Mikrofona” and other awards. Along with the harp as the main means of expression, he also works through vocals, electronics and images. She continued her higher education in Great Britain, Latvia and Finland, and in addition to her musical education, she also obtained a theater director’s master’s degree.
The piano accompaniment at the concert will be performed by the young talent Klāvs Ābols, who is a long-time member of the Rīgas Ritmi master classes of the jazz music festival, composes himself, and has also made recordings for Latvian radio.
Reinis Ozoliņš initially studied at the Emīls Dārziņš Music High School, learning the violin and double bass, but later continued his studies at the Riga Dome Choir School in the Modern Rhythm department, also learning the bass guitar, studied at the Jāzeps Vītolas Academy of Music of Latvia, paying special attention to the jazz double bass. He has supplemented his knowledge in various master classes, master workshops, seminars.
e will complement our “Winter sounds in the city” with the matching drink “Winter Aperol” (€6).
See you on Wednesday, January 17, at 19:00 at the Lounge Fenikss bar, on the 2nd floor of ASTON Hotel Riga, Brīvības Street 48/50!