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Jelgavas Big Band Brings Latvian Music Arranged By American Pianist Michael Abene to DC on October 4th

Jelgavas Big Band Brings Latvian Music Arranged By American Pianist Michael Abene to DC on October 4th

On October 4, 2019, Latvia is presenting a jazz concert by the Jelgava Big Band at the Organization of American States on the on the Occasion of 130 years since the First International Conference of American States and in anticipation of the 25th anniversary in 2020 since Latvia is a Permanent Observer at the OAS. Venue Organization of ...

Jelgavas Big Band

Jelgavas's big band is one of the basic values of the Latvian jazz music–union of professional musicians with history and traditions since 1991. From the beginning and also now the art director and conductor is Raitis Ašmanis and under his leadership the band mostly performs jazz standards and music of popular latvian and foreign composers. Over 25 years Jelgava’s bigband regulary has performed in various towns in Latvia and also had been in concert tours all over the world – Baltic states, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Mexico, Brazil, Peru