photo by Viesturs Petersons

photo by Viesturs Petersons
(c:) 2013 by Dr. V. Petersons, Los Angeles

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TRIO


Praulins/Ozols/Orubs is a Latvian ethno–jazz fusion trio formed in 2014. 
The trio explores different acoustic and electronic sound colours from jazz, experimental and rock, 
fusing traditional Latvian music with the spontaneity of jazz.

Uģis Prauliņš is a composer and performer. In 1977 he began playing keyboards in the progressive rock band 'Salve' and in the early 1980s he participated in the Latvian folk revival. In 2012 Praulins got a Grammy nomination for the Best Classical Contemporary Composition with "The Nightingale".

Edvīns Ozols is one of the most in-demand bassists in the Baltic States' music scene. His performing and recording credits include the Latvian Radio Big Band and the Riga Jazz Quartet. Together with the Māris Briežkalns Quintet, he has performed at the Venice Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz, Ottawa Jazz, and the Brussels Jazz Festival.
Drummer Artis Orubs 
received his bachelor's degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2008 where he
 played with the award-winning Vladimír Spišiak Quartet, the César Latorre Trio and the legendary Thijs van Leer (Focus). He has performed and recorded with SIG, Erik Truffaz, Deniss Pashkevich, the Riga Jazz Quartet, the Latvian Radio Big Band, Christian Frank, etc.