New Music, New album, New Collaboration… Is available now.
Two voices, nothing more. Songs in English and the universal language of music: Own compositions, soundscapes, improvised, electronic, harmonic, vuloptuous… In search of the inner selves of two young singers. Somewhere between New York, Berlin, Latvia and Finland. Nothing distracts from the beauty of two voices that really have something to say! Inspired by musicians like Meredith Monk, Jenny Hval or Nils Frahm. Arta Jēkabsone and Erik Leuthäuser created a musical duo-concept that deals with the opposites „light“ and „darkness“ from every angle possible. Their debut-album „Yesterday Still Lies Between The Floorboards“ will be released by Unit Records on October 5th, 2018. Both singers met at the world renowned and prestigious Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition 2016 placing 1st and 2nd and decided to continue working together: And now here they are!
Check out the article about Arta’s Light on Hot House Jazz Guide Magazine:
Musicians Talk Inspirations: Arta Jēkabsone by Seton Hawkins
Photo by Una Stade
Arta Jēkabsone Quintet is presenting the album “Light” in The Baltic States this August …
AISMA – Book I
Let music and fairytale take you away into a world of a girl living between dreams and reality. Click on to see the video and see if you can help us to live the dream…
Arta Jēkabsone digital debut album ” Light” arrived on 16th of December
On the 16th of July Arta Jēkabsone started her journey of light capturing musical stories at HanaRoad Music Studio in Montreux, Switzerland. Jēkabsone recorded this music together with Theo Walentiny, Nick Dunston, Lucas Kadish and Connor Parks. Six month later on the 16th of December long awaited album ” Light” is experiencing its daylight.
Now music is available on Itunes Music, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify and many more digital streaming websites. Physical copy limited edition release date will be announced soon.
Arta Jēkabsone debut album “Light”
My Debut album ” Light” is still searching for its time to see the daylight… The album was recorded in July of 2017 at the Hana Road Music Studio in Montreux, Switzerland. The personnel of the album, who met in New York City, consists of me Arta Jēkabsone (voice, compositions), Theo Walentiny (piano), Lucas Kadish (guitar), Nick Dunston (bass, compositions), and Connor Parks (Drums). I am very excited.
Arta Jekabsone Band has performed internationally:
First Appearance was in Bern Jazz Festival 2016,
On July 12th of 2017 band performed at 51st Montreux Jazz Festival, presenting the conceptual program ” Light” .
Arta Jēkabsone & Erik Leuthäuser Duo Album will be released in Fall 2018
Check out the video. Snippet from a concert in Berlin…
… Arta’s Farewell concerts with musician friends in Latvia starting this Friday, 18th of August …
Before going back to the city that doesn’t sleep – NYC, Arta is thrilled to play her last performances with her friends. Join them:
August 18th, 19.00, Venstpils Groove Festival with friends Edgars Cīrulis, Svens Vilsons, Ilmārs Priede, Pauls Ķierpe Ventspils, Latvia
August 19th, 21.00, “Music of Norma Winstone” with Evilena Protektore, Jānis Rubiks, Edgars Cīrulis at Trompete, Riga, Latvia
August 24th , 19.00, “Upe,Upe, Gauja, Gauja” with Artis Gāga Project at Ziemeļblāzma Concert Hall, Riga, Latvia
August 25th, 19.00, DŽEZA MŪZIKAS KONCERTS AR GERHARDU ORNIGU UN ARTU JĒKABSONi at Liepājas Dzintars, Liepaja, Latvia
Arta Jēkabsone & Tuomo Uusitalo at Jazzkukko Festival Saturday 5th of August. Don’t miss it!
Arta is having a wonderful time in Finland, Laitila giving a workshop for students and performing together with Tuomo Uusitalo (piano), Kari Antila (guitar), Gianni Gagliardi Dell’Agnolo (tenor saxophone). Saturday 5th of August at 4 pm Arta & Tuomo will perform at the JazzKukko Festival main stage. In their repertoire – original music and songs from The Great American Song Book.
Erik Leuthäuser & Arta Jēkabsone in Berlin
Having a wonderful time in Berlin with Erik Leuthäuser & Matti Klein. Playing two more beautiful concerts at Cafe Tasso (25th of July) & Ballery (26th of July). Closing our small concert journey in Riga Paskevich Jazz Club. Join us, we would love to share some stories with you!
51st Montreux Jazz Festival 2017
Arta Jēkabsone Quintet at Montreux Jazz Club, Wednesday 12th of July 8:00 pm
My heart, soul and ears get inspired by any kind of music. The most important for me is that the music reflects honesty, passion and love.
Lucas Kadish (Guitar)
If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life. – Charles Bukowski
Theo Walentiny (Piano)
Paint what you like and die happy – Henry Miller
Nick Dunston (Bass)
You only life twice, or so it seems. One life for yourself, and one for your dreams.
Connor Parks (Drums)
Music is the universal language that unites humanity!
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