„Riga Jazz Stage”: Kristīne Prauliņa takes Grand Prix in the Vocal Category
Vytaute Pupšyte, of Lithuania, was placed second in the jazz vocal category and Russia’s Alina Rostockaya third. The Russian singer also received a special prize from the Maestro Raimonds Pauls.
Dāvis Jurka from Latvia was second in the jazz saxophone category, andToms Rudzinskis, also from Latvia, came third.
Another Latvian finalist, Rūta Dūduma was invited to participate in the festival “Rīgas ritmi 2014” and “Jazz Voices” in Lithuania. Kristīne Prauliņa received an invitation to perform at the “Nardis” club in Turkey, whereas Dāvis Jurka will have a chance to demonstrate his skills at the “Saxaphonia” festival. Toms Rudzinskis was offered a chance to play at the international festival “Nomme Jazz” in Estonia, and Daniel Varg, a saxophonist from Hungary – at the famous “606” jazz club in London. Batuhan Salliel, the winner of the best jazz improvisation title, was invited to perform at the “Fasching” club in Sweden.
For more information about the competition “Riga Jazz Stage 2014”, visit the competition’s website.