Smooth Band & Diāna Pīrāgs – Saulkrasti Jazz Festival

Smooth Band & Diāna Pīrāgs

Diana Pirags,  


Viktors Ritovs,  


Olegs Grisins,  


Martins Linde,  


Smooth Band

Smooth Band is a Latvian band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, dance, Latin, and Afro pop. They have been described as one of the most innovative and are among the most successful, unique musicians in Baltics.

Diana Pirags

Diana Pirags is a talented professional singer, composer, producer and the owner of a strong and recognizable voice with a touch of a latin charm. Besides the vocal arts she plays flute and piano. Diana takes part in many local and international projects in cooperation with major artists of Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, USA , Brazil, Cuba, Chile & Spain, Malta, Italy, Portugal, Japan and many other countries.

Diana Pirags was born in Riga, Latvia in 1984 to a very musical family. Her mother is a singer as well, she has been close to music and singing at all times. As a child Diana took piano lessons and sang at every opportunity. When she was 8 years old her interest in music was enhanced by an inspiring teacher who thought that music was the best way to bring people together. Diana discovered a love of music and she wanted to be a singer. Diana has been a joyful, talented and musical kid since early childhood. Having graduated Pavula Jurjana Music School flute class in 2000 year, later Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy in 2006.Her interest in Latin-American music grew. She began experimenting with different kinds of vocal music and finally decided to pursue a career as a latin singer. During her college years, she started singing and performing with many musicians from Latvia, in various
styles including pop, salsa, rumba – flamenco, lounge, soulful and latin – house. Favourite singers: Nina Pastori, Celia Cruz, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner and Gal Costa.