Jūrmala Jazz. Seamus Blake

Se. 04. Aprīlis 2020 19:00

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Performers: Seamus Blake (saxophone), Latvian Radio Bigband

Concert duration ~ 1 hour 30 minutes

New York based saxophonist/composer SEAMUS BLAKE is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations and “sheer swagger".  Throughout his 25 year career, Seamus has garnered critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine compositional skills and for his facility as a leader. „Superconductor” is Seamus’ most ambitious project to date and was released in December 2015. The talent includes Nate Smith, Matt Garrison, Scott Kinsey, a 7 piece orchestral ensemble as well as special guest appearances by John Scofield and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. The album marks the debut of Seamus on EWI (electronic wind instrument). Seamus plays on the 2015 Grammy nominated Camino by pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba.

In February 2002, Seamus took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in Washington D. C. As the winner, he performed with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock.

As a leader/co-leader , Seamus has released 16 albums. He is featured as a sideman on over 70 CDs.

"Blake, with his big sound and wide range, makes all eight tunes come alive"

/Vancouver Sun/

"One of the most versatile of the younger breed of academically trained jazzmen..."

/Jazz Times/

Event producer: Dzintari Concert Hall