DIKSILENDS “SAPŅU KOMANDA” Eng – Saulkrasti Jazz Festival


Initially the band was formed, to record a sound track for latvian motion picture “Dream Team 1935”. The movie tells about latvian basketball team, who won the first basketball championship of Europe in 1935.


The process of recording and the result was so good that the members of the band decided to continue playing together.


The main focus of the band is not only traditional dixieland music, but also a new, more creative approach – to arrange and play stylistically different music, using traditional dixieland band setup. 


The more interesting and successful concert programm – “The Journey to Dixie-Land” – included modern pop music (M.Jackson, A-Ha, Robbie Willians etc.) in dixieland arrangements. 

Another program is dedicated to early jazz music in Latvia in 1920-ies – “Roaring Twenties in Latvia”.

The band also performs a swing dance programme with vocal group “Neaizmirstulītes” and famous latvian jazz singers as well. 


“Dream Team” has played in many Latvian Jazz festivals, such as “Rīgas Ritmi”, “Saulkrasti Jazz”, “International Dixieland Festival” in Umurga. The band regularly performed at Latvian Radio studio, played concerts in Riga and abroad in Latvia, and performed in jazz clubs.


Our first CD “Sonny Boy” was recorded last year, and our music is included in CD “Latvian Jazz 2017”, presented at WOMEX.


The members of the band are well known, professional latvian jazz musicians, working together for a long time in different projects.