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Deniss Pashkevich Quartet with jazz ballad programme "Melody"

Deniss Pashkevich. Melody

On 14 April, ATTA CENTRE will host one of the leading Baltic jazz musicians - saxophonist, flautist, composer, producer and teacher of contemporary improvisation and jazz music DENISS PASHKEVICH. Tickets here.

At the end of 2021, a new recording was made in the legendary Riga recording studio, known from the 1960s to the 1990s as the recording studio where many important albums of the “Melodija” record label were made. In this recording studio, Deniss Pashkevich Quartet, which brings together some of the leading Latvian jazz musicians - saxophonist Deniss Pashkevich, pianist Kristaps Vanadziņš, bassist Andris Grunte and drummer Rūdolfs Dankfelds, recorded a programme of jazz ballads, which will be performed in a special concert at ATTA CENTRE in Riga.

Watch the recording process of this ballad album (video in latvian):

Deniss Pashkevich is one of the leading jazz musicians in the Baltics - saxophonist, flutist, composer, producer and teacher of contemporary improvisation and jazz music. Deniss Pashkevich is one of the few artists from the Baltic region to be included in the European Jazz Family Tree, where he is mentioned as the founder of his own unique style in Latvia. During his career to date, he has already gained significant international recognition, becoming an official artist of five saxophone brands and currently representing four of them.

Deniss has contributed to more than 50 albums. The album "Variations", recorded with legendary musicians Vyacheslav Ganelin and Arkady Gotesman, received a 4-star rating in the world's most prestigious jazz magazine "Downbeat" and was included in the Best album TOP of the 2019.

The latest album "Asta In Madrid" was recorded with Danish musicians and released on vinyl by Riga Room Records. Both albums - "Variations" and "Asta Madrid" have been nominated for the Latvian Music Recording Award "Golden Microphone" as the best jazz albums in Latvia in 2019.

His latest solo project TEN KA album "sonic geometry: structures, patterns and forms" (Jersika Records, 2021) received a four-star review on one of the most popular jazz music portals