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Ilga Berzina is a very expressive and experienced jazz pianist. She is playing mainstream and hardbop jazz. Her playing stands out with temperament, rich textures, great technique and rhythmical diversity. Still the most prominent is her sophisticated tone and melodic approach. She studied at Alfr. Kalnin Cesu music high school and Gnesin music institute. Classical education was a good basic to develop her own jazz vocabulary thus allowing her to perform with such a jazz greats as G. Maljan, I. Galenieks, A. Grunte, T. Rull, T. Unt. Ilga participates in “B-Trio” since 1990 and P. Toivanen Jazz Quartet since 2005. She has played in “Baltic Jazz Marine Jazz Festival” – Dalsbruk, “Pori Jazz”, “Vasaras Ritmi”, “Tbilisi Jazz”, “Eurocity Fest”, “Tyykijazz” and other concerts in Germany, Estonia, Russia, Finland, USA ad Belgium. She performed in the Gala concert of Latvian National Opera. Currently Ilga realizes new musical ideas with her own “Ilga Berzina Jazz Trio”.