Vocal group FRAMEST

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Vocal group FRAMEST - Jazz Live Act in Rīga

Vocal group FRAMEST Short Info

United since 2005, FRAMEST has developed its own repertoire ranging from classic and jazz to pop and other music genres in original a cappella arrangement. This has led to local and international recognition and success. In 2010 FRAMEST was nominated for “The Debut of the Year” at “The Great Music Award”, the most prestigious Latvian state award in music founded by Raimonds Pauls.
2011 marked collaboration with Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble New York Voices and its artistic leader Peter Eldridge, in June 2012 they met again to perform together in Riga.
In summer 2012 FRAMEST made a giant step in it`s career – group participated in international contest of young pop singers "New Wave" in Jūrmala, Latvia and become laureates.
After the contest, FRAMEST recorded their first album "Svetki Ledus pili" followed by a Christmas tour around Latvia. In 2013, vocal group FRAMEST did a lot of concerts with Big band, jazz trio and some TV appearances. In late 2013 FRAMEST participated in rock opera "Lacplesis", giving a massive tour of 26 shows around Latvia.
In January 2014 FRAMEST with 4 concerts presented Riga as a Culture capital of Europe in Helsinki Travel exhibition. Later in January FRAMEST gave 5 concerts around Umea, participating in opening of Umea as a Capital of Culture. In November 2014 group went to a concert tour to China.
2015 began with the participation in the competition "Supernova 2015" (national Latvian selection for Eurovision 2015) and in the first round of quarterfinals have been chosen as one of the 8 semi-finalists. The newest studio album “Amber Jazz”, released end of May 2015, was recorded with popular jazz musicians and the most popular Latvian composer Raimonds Pauls. In July the group participated in the international a cappella competition "Vokal Total" in Graz, Austria won the Gold diploma and Ward Swingle Award in the Jazz category and Silver diploma in Classical category.
In September group represented Latvia in the international Kansai Music Conference in Kobe, Japan and also gave seveeral concerts in Kobe and Osaka.

United since 2005, FRAMEST has developed its own repertoire ranging from classic and jazz to pop and other music genres in original a cappella arrangement. This has led to local and international recognition and success. In 2010 FRAMEST was nominated for “The Debut of the Year” at “The Great Music Award”, the most prestigious Latvian state award in music founded by Raimonds Pauls.
2011 marked collaboration with Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble New York Voices and its artistic leader Peter Eldridge, in June 2012 they met again to perform together in Riga.
In summer 2012 FRAMEST made a giant step in it`s career – group participated in int...

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Past Gigs Vocal group FRAMEST

  • 12 | 2015 Riga Festival European Christmas - Framest and Latvian Radio Big Band
  • 02 | 2015 Riga Supernova 2015 semi-final
  • 02 | 2015 Riga DISNEY'S CAROUSEL
  • 12 | 2014 Riga Christmas concert show "Ziemīši"
  • 12 | 2014 Riga Christmas time concert in Culture palace "Ziemeļblāzma"
  • 01 | 2013 Rīga, Latvia Eurovision contest - national competition
  • 07 | 2012 Jūrmala, Latvia "New Wave" competition

Discography Vocal group FRAMEST

  • 2015 Amber Jazz Album | Dzintaru koncertzāle
  • 2012 Svētki Ledus Pilī Album | Framest Music

Media

  • Video Vocal group FRAMEST "Moanin...
  • Video FRAMEST - Ievan polkka /Fin...
  • Sound FRAMEST - GIANT STEPS (LIVE...
  • Sound Framest-Christmass Medley
  • Sound Ziemā

Origin

  • Rīga LV

Founded

  • 2005

Members

  • Jānis Ķirsis baritone
  • Roberts Memmēns bass
  • Mikus Abaroniņš tenor
  • Beāte Zviedre soprano
  • Rūta Dūduma alto