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Rigas Ritmi Festival FREEDOMS TRIO. JON CLEARY

"Freedoms Trio"

Steinar Aadnekvam (NOR) - guitar, Rubem Farias (BRA) - bass, voice, Deodato Siquir (MOZ) - drums, voice

The leader of "Freedoms Trio" Steinar Aadnekvam was born in Bergen, Norway, and in the last decade became one of the best guitar players on Scandinavian jazz stage. After studying in Sweden, soaking up local culture in India, moving to Brasil and then coming back to Norway, in 2016 Steinar released a CD "Freedoms Trio", where he plays together with bass player and vocalist Rubem Farias from Salvador da Bahia, Brasil, and drummer, singer Deodato Siquir from Maputo, Mozambique.

The band already played more than 100 concerts in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland. In 2018 this fantastic trio released it's second album "Freedoms Trio II".

"He demonstrates his phenomenal technical strength and versatility, and combines eloquent articulation with clarity of sound." Internet portal "World Music Report".



JON CLEARY
Jon Cleary - piano, voice, Cornell Williams - bass, AJ Hall - drums, Nigel Hall - keys, Kristaps Lubovs - sax, Oskars Ozoliņš - trumpet, Laura Rozenberga - trombone

Jon Cleary is 56 years olf funk and R&B composer, pianist, guitarist and vocalist from jazz city New Orleans. Legendary American blues singer Bonnie Raitt about this British islands born, but New Orleans musical citizen for already 40 years said these spectacular words: "Ninth wonder of the world!" "Grammy" award winner Jon Cleary can open not only the heart of Bonnie Raitt. His trueness in music gets to everyone and masterful playing doubles the effect.

Born near Kent, England, Jon with a little help from his music loving uncle quickly understood that his destination is blues and jazz roots over the ocean and got there already in his teen years.

"Cleary projects a distinctive, whiskey and caffeine laced voice perfect for his hot sauce combination of jazz, funk, rhythm and blues and soul." "American Songwriter" magazine.

"One more example that the good stuff is still around." "Offbeat Magazine".