Matīss Čudars

Guitarist Matīss ČUDARS is the winner of the Riga Jazz Stage 2017 competition and the Keep An Eye Jazz Award 2012. Recipient of the Grand Prix in the Keep An Eye The Records 2017 competition together with the band How Town. Former member and composer of several bands which have toured Europe: Čudars-Draksler Duoblondblackblonde, How Town, Vernon Chatlein and Elements, Charlotte Haesen Band, Sallma’s Moles, The Matīss Čudars Quartet and Spāre (The Dragonfly). Performed Scott McAllister’s Mercury on the Moon with orchestra Rīga, participated in Jānis Šipkēvics’ projects, created programmes with the Latvian Radio Choir, and was an indispensable flamenco performer in the production of Osvaldo Golijov’s opera Ainadamar at the 2017 Cēsis Art Festival.