Press

“The Latvian-born artist has crafted a sound niche reflective of her journeys, both physical and emotional. Hope, wanderlust, and self-reflection emerge as raw materials for carefully sculpted compositions; her lyrics brim with intimacy.”                                                             (Jazz Speaks by Stephanie Jones)

…she delivered a beautiful array of pieces that gorgeously framed her clear tone, understated phrasing, and a knack for memorable melodies. But more deeply, Arta created a meditation on light, in its natural form certainly, but also in its spiritual and human capacity.”                                                                                                                                             (Hot House Jazz Guide- Seton Hawkins)

“In her music, you can hear warmth, gratitude, and compassion, as well as crystal-clear intention and focus.                                                                                                                          (Jazz Speaks by Noah Fishman)

“Beyond her vocal artistry, Jēkabsone is a perceptive composer and curator, developing interdisciplinary projects that expand across style, media, and time period.” (Jazz Speaks by Kevin Laskey)

“She is a beauty on stage, but in a very natural way, honest and playful – totally into the music; – let’s call her Arta Sunshine Jēkabsone.”                                                                 (Montreux Jazz Shure Voice Competition diaries by Sabine Kühlich)

“Those that hear her cannot forget her immensely positive energy and refined mastery of craft that is truly one of a kind.”                                                                                                     (Multi-instrumentalist, gamer, and composer Jasper Dütz)

“Arta Jēkabsone is a voice that will soothe any pain or suffering. She is the guardian and ambassador of light, love, and peace. Yet, she still can bedazzle you with complex, but not overwhelming lines and melodies, and she freely takes command of harmony and rhythm.” (Composer and pianists Edgars Cīrulis)

“Every now and again something truly new comes around. It’s rare, so when that happens, the experience is truly special. Such an experience is awaiting one’s ears when they experience the artistry which is Arta Jekabsone. Her compositions are rooted in her life’s journey, infused with the deep roots of her native country, and most importantly, her performances are filled with the genuine, real, authentic expressions which are at the heart of her improvisations. Her voice communicates powerfully and her compositions and arrangements are equally moving. It was a pleasure to have her at the Jazz Loft  and to collaborate with her on stage.”                 (Thomas J. Manuel, D.M.A.President & Founder, The Jazz Loft, Inc.)

“Arta: daudzsološa, ar savu radošo domu … darbu un uzņēmību … kā putniņš veidojas par lakstīgalu… Artas radošā laboratorija – komanda ar patiesi radošiem un kompetentiem jaunas paaudzes mūziķiem. Es ar nedalītu interesi noklausījos visus brīnumus un pavērsienus prasmīgu mūziķu rokās un domās – ne katram gadās novākt tādu uzticamu radošu vienību. Mēs gaidām vēl! Saulaina (neviltota) būtība un saturisks skatuves tēls.” (Komponists Uģis Prauliņš)

“Gan pēc vizuālā ietērpa, nosaukuma, gan saturiski tas ir vienots māksliniecisks veselums. Dziedātājai, kura ieguvusi lielisku izglītību un turpina mācīties, ir savdabīgi skaista balss, kuras galvenā kvalitāte ir smalks, nesamākslots un intonatīvi precīzs skanējums. Improvizācijas raisa iztēli un atklāj saturu, kurā savijas gaismēnas, saules kristāli, mākoņi, sapņi un atmiņu tēli, tiek uzburtas dažādas redzes un izjūtu gleznas. Tas izklausās viegli, jo Artai piemīt meistarība, kas liek noticēt jaunās dziedātājas neordinārajam talantam. Viņa, būdama arī kompozīciju autore, patiesi izdzied savu dvēseles stāstu. Viņai ir, ko teikt pasaulei, un viņa to dara pārliecinoši.”                                                            (Dzejniece Iveta Šimkus)

Jazz Speaks: The Jazz Gallery Residency Commissions: Arta Jēkabsone’s “Searching for a Song” by Kevin Laskey
10th Annual Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition (2021)
Article on Essex News Daily
Article in JazzTimes – Sarah Vaughan Competition Announces 2021 Finalists
Broadcast interview  Impressions of Jazz on Latvian Radio 3  with Arta Jēkabsone about the Sarah Vaughan Competition 2021
Interview on  WBGO, podcast The Pulse with Keanna Faircloth feat.the 2021 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Finalists
Interview on podcast Mikrofons by Rūta Dūduma-Ķirse and Santa Šillere
Broadcast interview  Impressions of Jazz on Latvian Radio 3  with Arta Jēkabsone about multi-discplinary performance Letters to Home
Interview on podcast Stream Stand by Karen Gonzalez and Ben Fortunato
Interview on “JAZZin” Electronic Jazz Magazine by Evilena Protektore. Issue Nr.21
Interview with Arta Jēkabsone & Baden Goyo featured on Inside NYC Music, the Brave Sound Podcast.
Arta Jēkabsone featured on New York Times Magazine Article “8 Things to Do This Weekend” as a part of The Jazz Gallery Lockdown Session.
Anchoring Roots: Arta Jēkabsone Speaks by Stephanie Jones
Radio Klasika 2020
Radio Broadcast  Riddle show: “Greizie Rati”  with Beāti Zviedre & Rūta Dūduma – Ķirse :
Radio Broadcast “Post Factum”: Arta Jēkabsone ” Latvian Annual Concert 2019″ nominee 
Broadcast Show  “JAZZin Musical Notes”
Jazz Big Bigband “Rīga”  and Jazz Trio Concert TV show appearance 
An article about  the Musical “Leģendas dzimšanas”
Fairytale “Aisma” TV Show appearance 
Musical “Leģendas dzimšanas” TV show appearance 
Radio Klasika 2019
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Jazz Singer Arta Jēkabsone: Time is just a relative clause 
Jazz Singer Arta Jēkabsone for the first time will be performing at the Latvian Radio House  
Arta Jēkebsone’s music featured on Prague’s Radio Broadcast “Úhel Poslechu”
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Light: Arta Jēkabsone Speaks 
A look inside The Jazz Gallery:  Interview with Noah Fishman at Jazz Speaks
Arta Jekabsone Quintet (Una Stade)
An article about Arta’s Light on Hot House Jazz Guide Magazine:
Musicians Talk Inspirations: Arta Jēkabsone by Seton Hawkins
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Voxecstatic: Arta Jēkabsone Quintet “Light”
Interview in Latvian National Magazine “Diena” – A view to America
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Article about Arta’s concert Light on Kandavas  Novada Vēstnesis
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Arta Jēkabsone Quintet Concert “Light” Tour in Latvia:
Radio Klasika 2018
LV1_4426.jpgJazz Singer Arta Jēkabsone debut album ” Light” and concerts in Latvia 
Arta Jēkabsone Will Be Singing In Her Hometown Arta Jēkabsone in Kandava
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Interview on “JAZZin” Electronic Jazz Magazine by Aleksandra Line. Issue Nr.4
«A COLD WINTER DAY THOUGHTS ON A RAINBOW AND A RIVER BY EDGARS CĪRULIS & ARTA JĒKABSONE »
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Article “JazzKukko Festival 2018” by Kari Antila
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Article  on “JAZZin” Electronic Jazz Magazine by Evilena Protektore. Issue Nr.3
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Radio Klasika (2018)
Singer’s Arta Jēkabsone debut album “Light” (2017)
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 Broadcast Show  “JAZZin Musical Notes”
“Only Women in Jazz”
Radio Klasika (2017)
Jazz life in Latvia in the year 2017 and Arta Jēkabsone’s new album ” Light” 
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Arta Jēkabsone’s “Gaisma” arranged by Jānis Ivušķāns, performed by Emiļa Melngaiļa Mūzikas Vidusskolas Bigband”
Arta Jēkabsone at “Montreux Jazz Academy 2017”
Arta Jekabsone, Jazz ’17, Wins Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition
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Interview on Music Magazine” Figaro”  by Guna Blaua (2016)
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ARTA JEKABSONE WINS THE VOICE COMPETITION
Latvian Vocalist Arta Jekabsone Wins 2016 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition
Lepojamies! Latviešu dziedātāja Arta Jēkabsone uzvarējusi prestižā džeza konkursā
Kandavniece Arta Jēkabsone uzvar džeza konkursā Šveicē
Interview on AT-Trade.
Radio Klasika 2016
Montreux Jazz Competition Winner Arta Jēkabsone :Everything is never ending process
Radio Kultūras Rondo 2016
New Latvian Jazz Singer Arta Jēkabsone in Latvia and NYC
Interview on Riga Funk Fest 2014
Jazz Skola Live with Arta Jēkabsone 2014