The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.

Jazz returns to the Stars Festival

On 11 March at 6 p.m. Liepāja International Stars Festival offers a special event for jazz lovers, who will have a chance to hear the original programme of Italian jazz ensemble ‒ Kekko Fornarelli Trio, in the Concert Hall “GREAT AMBER”

Pianist and composer Kekko Fornarelli is one of the brightest internationally acclaimed Italian contemporary jazz musicians. His love for jazz music began at the age of 18 when he decided to drop the studies of classical music and to travel, make new acquaintances, gain new impressions, but mainly to perfect his mastery in jazz music. He spent three years in Lyon where he learned from French jazz musicians. In 2009, when Fornarelli had already won wide acclaim after the release of his first two albums, he took a break in order to contemplate his personal vision of music. It led him to the idea that jazz needs to change by freeing itself from sometimes outdated traditions and the temptation to reproduce itself. These years resulted in Kekko Fornarelli’s third album “Room of Mirrors” released in 2011, embodying his perception of contemporary jazz music. After the three years of silence Kekko Fornarelli once again became a subject of conversation thanks to his new project − Kekko Fornarelli Trio, which was having a successful tour of Europe.

The Trio’s musicians are Kekko Fornarelli − piano and synthesizer, Giorgio Vendola − double bass, and Dario Congedo – drums and percussions. The three jazz music virtuosos are embodying Fornarelli’s idea of music as observation. This unique trio performs music of original and colourful harmony which combines components of electronic music and acoustic instruments, contemporary northern European ideas and neoclassical lyricism taking the listener on a journey of a vortex of changing feelings.

It has to be noted that Liepāja music lovers know the trio from their exciting performance in 2013, in frames of Liepāja Jazz Days with Luca Alemanno at the bass.

The 25th Liepāja International Stars Festival will continue with 3 more very diverse concerts. On 16 March the Festival will present Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra and Baroque virtuoso and countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky from Russia, on 24 March Liepāja Symphony Orchestra will perform with three international grandmasters of music − Ukrainian violist and conductor Maxim Rysanov, Russian violinist Sergei Dogadin and Lithuanian cellist and conductor David Geringas, whereas on 31 March the Festival will close with a concert given by Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Russian pianist Dmitry Masleev.

Tickets to the 25th Liepāja International Stars Festival concerts organized by Liepāja Symphony Orchestra can be purchased in all Box Offices of “Biļešu paradīze” and at