Evilena Protektore

Bio

Evilena Protektore is a jazz singer from Latvia, she studies at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music at Jazz Department and has spent a year studying in Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia with prof. Maria Pia de Vito and taking part in a vast amount of projects with local musicians. Participated in various festivals and projects: “Jazz in Latvia” compilation album, “Pori Jazz” (Finland), “Limassol Jazz” (Cyprus), “Live in Blue Bay” (Ukraine). Evelina has also been part of several contests: 3rd place in Riga Jazz Stage, runner-up at International jazz vocalist contest “Nomme Jazz” (Estonia) and Grand Prix award winner at “JazzVoices 2014” (Lithuania). Evilena has collaborated with Inga Berzina (Latvia), Serge Junior Robinson (United Kingdom), Tommaso Troncon (Italy), Fil Straughan (USA), Andreas Stefanou (Cyprus), Andreas Rodostenos (Cyprus), Nicolas Tryphonos (Cyprus), Leonid Nesterov (Cyprus), Tie Pereira (Brazil), Aviv Kohen (Israel), Gilad Abro (Israel), Anne Geertsen (DK), Onur Mulayim (TR), Gianmarco Tommai (IT), Federico Santoni (IT), K.Trio (NL). Since 2005 Evilena is a vocalist in Latvian group Pieneņu Vīns and many other projects, including EP Jazz Project.