Jazzkaar kicks off today with composer-saxophone player Maria Faust & singer-songwriter Kira Skov

21. April 2017

The 28th International Festival Jazzkaar starts today. During 10 days until April 30, more than 75 concerts by musicians from 22 countries will take place in Tallinn. In addition, the festival will reach 11 other locations in Estonia. For the 3rd year, Jazzkaar finds its home at the Telliskivi Creative Center.


The festival’s first day will feature composer-saxophonist Maria Faust and Danish singer-songwriter Kira Skov (19:30) who have brought together their fiery creative energy and together created the piece ‘In the Beginning’ for a choir and a band. Dutch drum legend Han Bannink (21:00) will be sharing the stage with guitar player Jaak Sooäär, and singers Laura Põldvere and Kadri Voorand. Manchester trio GoGo Penguin (22:30) defines their sound as acoustic electronic and they combine the elements of triphop, jazz, rock, and classical music in it. At 23:59 the festival day will be drawn to a close by Estonian electropop group I Wear* Experiment.


Jazzkaar 2017 is headlined by 5-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves, drum legend Steve Gadd, club music trio GoGo Penguin, singer-bassist Meshell Ndegeocello and fusion-jazz group Spyro Gyra.


Information & tickets

You can receive information about anything regarding the festival at the information desk in Punane Maja. Alternatively, you can call the hotline at +372 66660030.

Ticket sales start here an hour before the day’s first concert. Payment by cash or card.


Stand up for the environment


To reduce waste, we will, for the first time, deploy a package deposit system. When buying a drink, you pay a deposit for the cup, which will later be returned when you return the cup.


How to get here?

Bicycle. Telliskivi Creative City is situated near the town centre, right behind Balti Jaam. It’s a comfortable walk or bike ride away. Free bike parks are available at the festival grounds.


Car. The Telliskivi parking area EP86 (e EUR/24h) stretches to the side of Vaba Lava. Telliskivi street is in the “Kesklinn” parking zone.


Public transport. Please note that trams currently go as far as Balti Jaam.