BEHIND THE MUSIC OF DENISS PASHKEVICH

DENISS PASHKEVICH is a saxophonist, flautist, composer, producer, ad-libber, educator and a prominent figure in the Baltics jazz with his name included in the European Jazz Tree. 

 

In 2017 his album “Yours Faithfully” won The Latvian Annual Music Recording Award "Zelta mikrofons" (known as "Latvian Grammy") for the best jazz album. In 2019 album "Variations" that is recored together with Vyacheslav Ganelin and Arkady Gotesman got 4 star review on one of the most prestigious magazines "Downbeat" and got included in their "2019: The Year’s Top-Rated Albums" and got rewarded as the best jazz album in Latvia. In his career Deniss Pashkevich recorded more than 50 albums.

 

He regularly plays together with world class players such as Randy Brecker, Seamus Blake, Aaron Parks, Tim Hagans and many more and visited festival all over the world. Deniss Pashkevich is an official artist-endorser of eight companies such as Marca Reeds, Kay Siebold Mouthpieces, TT Mouthpieces, Erica Synths, Gamechanger Audio, Arturia. He plays on special made custom instrument - Riga Winds "Pashkevich signature" tenor saxophone that is created in cooperation with German master Bernd Schille. 

 

As pedagogy Deniss Pashkevich  has more than 15 years experience. He is open for online lessons, workshops for saxophone, flute, improvisation as well as combo and big band playing technics. 

Besides composing, performing, pedagogy he is  the founder and visionary of "Riga Room" - the organisation thats managing musicians and organising jazz concerts and workshops in cooperation with many organisations in Europe.