The line-up of Festival Jazzkaar 2016 now announced – 40% off tickets today and tomorrow!

09. February 2016

Awarded with the title Estonian Best Music Festival, the Tallinn international festival Jazzkaar today announces its full line-up. Only today and tomorrow, all new announced concerts’ tickets are 40% off! Also, a limited amount of day passes are on sale!


In the 27th year of its existence the heart of the festival will once again be a creative hotspot of Tallinn, the Telliskivi Creative City. All jazz fans are welcome at several venues from April 22 to May 1st. Jazzkaar will also visit many other cities in Estonia and Tartu and Viljandi will even present Jazzkaar mini-festivals with several concerts.

The line-up of Jazzkaar 2016 artists will surprise and fulfil many dreams of music fans – Al Di Meola, Aleksander Paal, Alevtina Poljakova Group, Bachar Mar-Khalifé, Becca Stevens, Bernhoft, Charnett Moffett’s Nettwork, Chris Potter Quartet, Domas Aleksa Band, Erki Pärnoja, gala-concert “Estonian Jazz Awards 10”, Hidden Orchestra, Holger Marjamaa, Jan Lundgren Duo & String Quartet, José James, Jürgen Rooste, Kadri Voorand Quartet, Kristel Aaslaid, Lambert, Lexsoul Dancemachine, Maarja Nuut, MaiGroup, Maria Faust, Maria Laura Baccarini & Régis Huby, MiaMee, Noëp, Pae Kollektiiv, Peedu Kass Momentum, Roberto Fonseca Trio, Shitney Spears, Siim Aimla Band, Sofia Rubina Band feat. Jevgeni Lebedev, Sooäär-Björkenheim Quartet, State of Zoe, Steinar Raknes, Tamir Grinberg Band, Trump Conception, Veronika Harcsa-Bálint Gyémánt, Voorand-Koikson-Sooäär-Daniel Quartet!


The headliners of Jazzkaar 2016 are the previously announced 5 time Grammy-winner guitarist Al Di Meola (USA), the star saxophone player and Grammy-winner Chris Potter (USA), the multiinstrumentalist-singer Jarle Bernhoft (NO) and the magnet of club nights Hidden Orchestra (UK). Now they will be joined with additional headliners – magnetic singer and composer Jose James (USA), the trio of legends Charnett Moffett’s Network feat. Stanley Jordan & Jonathan Barber (USA) and the pianist Roberto Fonseca Trio (Cuba).


Many new programs and albums will be created for the festival by Estonian musicians – Kadri Voorand Quartet, Maarja Nuut, Peedu Kass Momentum and Trump Conception will present them at Jazzkaar. Jazzkaar has specially commisioned a new family production “The Jazz Alphabet Book” and a special project “Velocipede” by internationally acclaimed Estonian saxophonist Maria Faust. United for one night and one concert will be all the ten Estonian Jazz Award Winners – Jaak Sooäär, Tanel Ruben, Siim Aimla, Raivo Tafenau, Villu Veski, Taavo Remmel, Kristjan Randalu, Meelis Vind, Kadri Voorand and the new winner.


Best jazz from Europe and beyond will be represented by bassist and singer Steinar Raknes (NO), fascinating new sounds by pianist Lamber (DE), orient-influenced program by pianist and vocalist Bachar Mar-Khalife (LB-FR), renowned pianist Jan Lundgren with legendary European jazz heritage by Jan Johansson (SE), powerful girl trio Shitney Spears (DK), a tribute to Giorgio Gaber by jazz duo Maria Laura Baccarini & Regis Huby (IT-FR), charming duo Veronika Harcsa-Bálint Gyémánt (HU), energetic Domas Aleksa Band (LT) and many Estonian musicians.


Jazzkaar club nights will be groovy and vibrant with best DJs and bands and playing until early morning hours – Tamir Grinberg Band (IL), Noëp (EE), Erki Pärnoja “Himmelbjerget” (EE-SE), Sofia Rubina Band (EE-RU), State of Zoe (EE) etc.

Jazzkaar’s Gold Sponsor is Danske Bank. Main sponsors are KAFO & Eesti Päevaleht, yearly sponsors My City Hotel, United Motors, Tallinna Sadam, Tallink, Aktaprint. The festival centre in Telliskivi is supported by Prike, Telliskivi Creative City and Reval Café and festival supporters are also Jazz Pesulad, Kodupaber, Viru Keskus and MyFitness. Jazzkaar is also funded by Tallinn City, the Cultural Endownment of Estonia, the Ministry of Culture, Israeli Embassy, Swedish Embassy, Institut français d’Estonie and the Hungarian Institute.


The discount of 40% off ticket prizes on the newly announced program is available on Tuesday-Wednesday, February 9-10, 2016. Ticket sales will start on Feb 9 at 10am at Piletilevi ticket offices and Limited quantities! Discount is not valid on festival passes and day tickets and previously announced concerts of Al Di Meola “Elyseum & More”, Chris Potter Quartet, Bernhoft and Hidden Orchestra tickets.


More info from Jazzkaar office: +372 6660030 or
See you at Jazzkaar!