Jazzkaar’s Autumn Jazz Festival!

The focus of Jazzkaar’s Autumn Jazz Festival 2015 is on composers Veljo Tormis and Arvo Pärt, young jazz talents, and interesting European artists. The concert season takes place from 5 September to 31 October!  

Port of Tallinn is one of Jazzkaar’s main sponsors.


The jubilarians Tormis and Pärt aren’t jazz composers, but they have an open approach to the world, and they are very dear and important to us all. Tormis has dedicated himself to all that is in Estonians’ hearts throughout times, and Pärt to all that transcends time. The opening concert of Autumn Jazz, ‘Liilee ja lailee’ is inspired by ‘Ingrian Evenings’ by Veljo Tormis. Melodies and runic songs by Tormis get a new take when performed by Kadri Voorand, Liisi Koikson, Jaak Sooäär, and Paul Daniel.


Children’s music written by Arvo Pärt on his latest album ‘Childhood Stories’ will be heard on the album premiere on 6 October in the Russian Cultural Centre where exceptional classical music stars and jazz musicians will perform along with The Radio Children’s Singing Studio. The programme is a collaboration between Kadri Hunt and The Arvo Pärt Centre. The concert will be recorded by ETV.


Jazz musicians from Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, and Estonia will join their energies in the ensemble A E R I E which promises to give wings to new and fresh jazz music and fly across Estonia and Europe. Estonia is represented by bass player Peedu Kass in the ensemble.


Danske Jazz Award 2014 Winner clarinettist and composer Meelis Vind will take the audience on a journey on the roads of the world with his excellent musicians. His sound is embeds elements of Indian music, jazz, and classical music. In addition to the beautiful string instruments, stories will be told by the harp, bamboo flute, sitar and tablas, with Meelis Vind in the middle with jazzily free clarinet and bass clarinet. The 27 September concert ‘Traveller’s Journey’ will be recorded by ETV.


The new album ‘Nocturn’ by the talented guitarist Argo Vals will be presented with his six friends at Autumn Jazz, on 17 October. Small, but extremely sweet and charming French ensemble Petite Vengeance will frolic in the lands of r’n’b and rock’n’roll at Philli Joe’s on 30 October.


Two important and vivid Autumn Jazz concerts ‘Estonia is looking for a jazz superstar’ will take place in the programme of Music Year 2015 in collaboration with Estonian Jazz Union and Jazzkaar. Young jazz talents get an opportunity to perform with the best jazz Estonian jazz groups. Tafenau-Aimla Quintet will team up with Harri Heinsoo and Triin Lutsoja, MiaMee will be joined by Taaniel Kõmmus and Kalle Pilli. Weekend Guitar Trio gets to play with Kristjan-Robert Rebane and Lauri Kadalipp and the vocal ensemble Estonian Voices will be joined by Madis Meister and Kristjan Mängel.

Tickets are on sale at Piletilevi sales points and online at www.piletilevi.ee.


The Gold sponsor of Jazzkaar is Danske Bank, the main sponsors of the festival are Port of Tallinn, Eesti Päevaleht and Kafo, sponsors of the year My City Hotel, Tallink, Aktaprint and United Motors. The festival is supported by the City of Tallinn, Kultuurkapital, Ministry of Culture and Institut Français.


Festival’s ffficial webpage: www.jazzkaar.ee


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