Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar 2015 headliners are Gregory Porter and David Sanborn!

05. November 2014

26th Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar 2015 will take place from 17th-26th of April all over Estonia and the headliners are 6-time Grammy winner saxophone virtuoso David Sanborn and Grammy-awarded American top jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. The tickets will be on sale from Thursday, November 6th at 10 am.

David Sanborn is one the most known instrumentalists in the world. His highly emotional saxophone sound became know at the concert venues already in the 70’s, first recognized at live concerts and on albums by B.B.King, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie etc. Since his first album “Taking Off” it was crystal clear that he has an exceptional talent. The selling numbers of his records are unbeatable and he has been awarded with 8 golden and 1 platinum records. He can take large credit of making instrumental jazz widely known all over the world.

Singer-songwriter Gregory Porter is the hottest and most awaited male jazz vocalist. His mainstream jazz is loved by audiences in all ages and his warm tone and smooth appearance takes over the heart of every listener. His charm enchanted Estonian audience at a sold out concert at Jazzkaar already in 2013 where he was cheered back for four encores. In 2014 he won his first Grammy for “Liquid Spirit” in “Best Vocal Jazz Album” category and by today he has gained a status of a superstar.

„David Sanborn is one of the artists whose music has been widely recognized for a long time already and who we have been eagerly expected to perform live for some time. Gregory Porter has been here once and that was completely enough to put a spell on the audience. There is so much kindness and energy that he widely shares with the listeners. It’s no wonder that today he is the number one male singer on all jazz stages around the world”, says Anne Erm, the Artistic Director of Jazzkaar Festivals. 

The concert of David Sanborn on April 20 at 7 pm and Gregory Porter on April 23 at 7 pm will take place during Jazzkaar Festival 2015 in Tallinn at Nordea Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale from November 6th at Piletilevi and Ticketpro ticket offices and online www.piletilevi.ee and www.ticketpro.ee. Festival office contacts: piletid@jazzkaar.ee, +3726660030.

Jazzkaar’s gold sponsor is Danske Bank, their clients’ receive 20% ticket discount on the program. Main sponsors are KAFO, ERGO and Eesti Päevaleht and accommodation partner is My City Hotel, annual sponsors United Motors, Tallink and Aktaprint. Festival is also sponsored by Prike, Reval Café and Kodupaber.

See You at the Jazzkaar festival in April 2015!