Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music, Great hall
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Jazz musicians, classical string quartet, brass section and electronical effects of a turntable artist – this is not a random musicians order, but the whole process that makes a special world out of sounds and remakes it within every second.
The band is founded by Artjoms Sarvi – MA in jazz in Latvian Music Academy, one of the most talented jazz piano players, and Evilena Protektore – jazz singer, 3rd place in Riga Jazz Stage, Grand Prix in Jazz Voices 2014, composer and leader of “Pieneņu Vīns”. In the program called “Colors of Summer” they will demonstrate their view on what colors the summer has and guide the listener through their deep inner world of music.
Rob Duguay lives in Queens, New York and performs regularly around the New York City tri-state area, leading multiple groups including Songevity, Low Key Trio, and Rob Duguay Quartet and Trio. Born in Toronto, he began studying classical piano at age 6 and started playing jazz in high school, picking up the piano, upright bass, and percussion instruments. Throughout the years, Rob has had the opportunity to study and play music formally and informally with many great jazz talents while living in Connecticut, Vermont, New Orleans, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Paris, France. He received an ASCAP award for jazz composition upon entrance to the university through the help of the Louis Armstrong Foundation. Rob entered the Master’s of Music in Jazz Studies graduate program at William Paterson University under Dr. David Demsey. Rob’s music reflects the diverse array of living and legendary influences he actively seeks out. Through his musical achievements and his love of music, Rob has earned recognition for bass performance, composition, and service in the jazz community.