Konstantins’s unique sound and creative expression are a celebration of his musical imagination, innovative talent and educational background. Konstantins is “a true inspiration, playing on the highest of levels” and I am “honored to not only have worked with him but to also know him.” (Ambrose Akinmusire)
From Riga, Latvia, Konstantins earned his reputation at a young age, touring with Moscow city Ballet, Liepai City Orchestra and many more.To take his playing to the next level, Konstantins attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts; and after graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Jazz Performance, he went on to study with renowned jazz educator Dr. David Baker at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Konstantins then continued his education in music, receiving his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Konstantins has had the honor to have studied and worked with Arturo Sandoval, Ambrose Akinmusire, Vince Mendoza, Bob Mintzer, Alan Pasqua and Dr. JB Dyas, of the Thelonious Monk Institute commented, “Konstantins is one of the most talented trumpet players I’ve worked with.” He has also enjoyed playing with Randy Brecker, Bill Holman big band, Clare Fischer big band, James Morrison Raimonds Pauls, Jill Sobule, Battle of the Big Bands, Los Angeles Mambo All-Stars big band, renowned Georgian composer Giya Kancheli and many more. His work with Karlis Lacis and Aija Andrejeva on the album “Meza” was nominated for a Golden Microphone for ‘Best Concert’ and ‘Theatrical Performance.’
Konstantins is currently working on his album, touring, and teaching. He Resides in Sonoma, CA with his family where he and his wife have recently opened up ‘The Voice Studio.’