Rīgas Ritmi Festival 2024
Rīgas Ritmi Festival is one of the leading improvisation, jazz and global music festivals in the Baltics, widely known in Europe and the world as well. Every year in July, the stages of the festival brings together world-renowned and awarded artists, as well as new and unheard musical talents.
This year, the festival will be held for the 24th time, offering the guests of Riga a wide program - a refined selection for music connoisseurs. This year, the representative of the new golden generation of Cuban pianists Jorge Luis Pacheco with his trio, the Italian bandoneon player Daniel Di Bonaventura featuring Latvian chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Riga with the Tango Suite project, American singer and composer José James with the new album 1978 program, young Latvian guitar star Ella Zīriņa and many more will perform on the stages of the festival.
In two decades, the Rīgas Ritmi Festival has become an integral part of Latvian cultural life, writing Riga's name in global and jazz music cultural tourism guides. More than 250 thousand visitors have enjoyed the performance of 1000 musicians in more than 1200 concerts. Thanks to the festival, such music giants as Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny, Diane Reeves, Take 6, Billy Cobham, Lizz Wright, Richard Bona, BBC Big Band, Avishai Cohen, Patti Austin, Scott Hamilton, Freddy Cole, The Yellowjackets, Victor Wooten, Buika, Jojo Mayer, Medeski Martin & Wood, Robert Glasper, Diane Schuur, Randy Brecker, and many more have visited Riga.