Latvijas Radio bigbends

The Centenary in Music

may 11, 2018

In 15th of May, at Alexela Concert Hall, the magnificent concert “The Century in Music” dedicated to Tallinn Day and the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia will feature the Latvian Radio Big Band with brilliant soloists from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland.

In the concert will be performed well-known tunes from the works of Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Western composers accompanied by the Latvian Radio Big Band. 

The concert will feature singers Maarja-Liis Ilus and Ott Lepland, pianist Kirke Karja, bass player Peedu Kass from Estonia, jazz singer Kristīne Prauliņa and vocal ensemble Framest from Latvia, pianist and composer Dainius Pulauskas, and jazz trumpeter Valerijus Ramoška from Lithuania and drummer Petteri Hasa from Finland, but also active in Estonia.

‘’I was really happy about that chance to work with Latvian Radio Big Band. I have been keeping my eye on them and this is really something that Estonian musicians admire - to have our own big band! Since I know some musicians who play there, it was really good to write for them.’’ – Kirke Karja