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Latvian Radio Big Band and Chris Noah join in a concert

On Saturday, April 24th at 22.00 Latvian Radio Big Band together with vocalist, composer and guitarist Chris Noah will perform the second concert within the concert series “In the Spotlight”. The concert will air on “ReTV” and

This is a brand new program created by the Latvian Radio Big Band together with one of the brightest artists of the new generation in Latvia – Chris Noah. The Big Band has already carried out creative collaborations with such popular genre Latvian musicians as Ralfs Eilands and the band “The Sound Poets“, creating genre-wide concert programs that address both jazz and popular music audiences, especially young people. 

Together with Chris Noah the concert program will be created with his internationally acclaimed original songs, arranged for the Latvian Radio Big Band by saxophonist Kristaps Lubovs and Artistic Director Kārlis Vanags. The concert will feature Chris Noah’s songs such as “Fall Through“, “The Line“, “Distance“, as well as interpretations of melodies by such popular artists as “Bon Iver”, “The Kooks”, “Mumford and Sons”.

The concert will be available on ReTV and on April 24 at 22.00, as well as on April 25 at 12.30.



In the first part of the concert the Latvian Radio Big Band will also play Kārlis Vanags’ original compositions from the vinyl record “Identitātes / Identities” that won the Latvian Music Record of the Year Award “Zelta Mikrofons”.

This is already the 3rd season of the Latvian Radio Big Band concert series “In the Spotlight”. Due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, it takes place without the presence of spectators. The concert was recorded in Spīķeri Concert Hall. Later this year concerts with vocalists Kristīne Prauliņa and Daumantas Kalniņš will also take place within the framework of “In The Spotlight” series. 

The second Big Band composition competition for young Baltic composers will also take place this year, in cooperation with Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music