April 22 is a perfect Sunday, full of spring and fresh music when the free concert day of Jazzkaar takes place at Telliskivi Loomelinnak, Tallinn. The free concert day has been an inseparable part of the festival program, offering music, dance, art, local history tours, record market and jazz quiz. The day is meant for everyone – families, elderly and youth.
The day starts with morning yoga where the mood is set by Liina Saar’s meditative vocal journey. When the body is warmed up, the swing dance workshop for Charleston Solo offers faster steps to learn. The moving continues with history tours led by local historian Jaak Juske who seeks and tells stories of various behind-the-corner spots and venues of Telliskivi area.
The music program for the free event is diverse. From beloved Estonian singer-songwriters Mari Jürjens and Liisi Koikson duo concert to spellbinding instrumental music by double bass-trumpet duo Ara Yaralyan and Jason Hunter.
This year’s focus is on young people. The band Hommage who gave a memorable performance at the youth band competition Noortebänd, have their concert. Young and talented singer Marianne Leibur performs with her string ensemble on the youth stage.
Youngsters interested in DJ-ing can learn a thing or two from DJ Heidy Purga. Artist Andrei Kedrin invites participants to the jazz portrait workshop; and everyone can test their knowledge in jazz music at the annual Jazz Quiz.
Immensely popular last year, the family band format returns. This year, the concerts of Brothers Mälgand and Brothers Tubli take place at the Pelgulinna culture house. The jazz record market in Punane Maja sells old and new records and vinyl, rarities and off-the-press albums from Estonian musicians.
The day ends with grandeur. Estonian Dream Big Band, conducted by Raul Sööt, celebrates its 20th anniversary. The occasion is joined by special guests Manuel Dunkel, Liisi Koikson and Elina Hokkanen.
All events are free entrance!
Jazzkaar thanks the Estonian Authors’ Society, Tallinn Sports and Youth Department and MyFitness Sports Club.
FREE CONCERT DAY PROGRAM
10.00 Morning Yoga with Liina Saar Vaba Lava (60a/9 building)
10.00 Kelly’s Puzzle Telliskivi Reval Cafe (60a/2)
11.00 Andrei Kedrin’s jazz portrait workshop Pabrik (60a/5)
11.00 Mari Jürjens & Liisi Koikson Punane Maja (60a/8)
11.00 DJ Liisi Voolaid Telliskivi Reval Cafe (60a/2)
12.00 Tallinn Swing Dance Society workshop Vaba Lava (60a/9)
12.00 Family Band: Mälgand Bros. Pelgulinna rahvamaja
(Telliskivi st 56)
12.00 Jazz painting: Sally Studio & Estonian Dance Agency Roheline Saal (60a/5)
13.00-16.00 Jazz Record’s Market Punane Maja (60a/8)
13.00 Marie Vaigla Velvet (60a/5)
13.00 Saku Mandolins Balti Jaam Market Building, 2nd floor (Kopli st 1)
13.00-14.00 DJ Liisi Voolaid Kärbes Kitchen&Bar (60a/9)
13.30 Jazz Talks: „Artist talk: Erki Pärnoja“ Punane Maja (60a/8)
14.00 Heidy Purga’s DJ workshop for kids Kärbes Kitchen & Bar (60a/9)
14.00 Titoks Pabrik (60a/5)
14.00 Hanna-Liina Võsa & Jürmo Eespere My City Hotel
(Vana-Posti st 11, in the Old Town)
14.00 Telliskivi history tour with Jaak Juske Start in front of F-hoone
14.00 Jason Hunter & Ara Yaralyan Tali (Kotzebue st 33)
14.30 Family band: The Tubli’s Pelgulinna rahvamaja
(Telliskivi st 56)
15.00 Jazz Talks: Jazz trends in US and Europe Punane Maja (60a/8)
15.00 Jazz Quiz Kärbes Kitchen & Bar (60a/9)
15.00 The Swingin’ Sisters & Band Velvet (60a/5)
16.00 Kolm Kõla Dokfoto keskus (60a/5)
16.00 Telliskivi history tour with Jaak Juske Start in front of F-hoone
17.00 Youth Stage: Marianne Leibur Punane Maja (60a/8)
17.30 Raul Vaigla & Petteri Hasa Kelpman Textile Studio (60a/3)
18.00 Youth Band: Hommage Punane Maja (60a/8)
19.00 Estonian Dream Big Band & soloists, Vaba Lava (60a/9)
conductor Raul Sööt „The 20th“