During the whole Jazzkaar there are many cool jazz concerts in the urban environment – in public transport, on squares and streets, at the airport and harbour. Musicians, artists, dancers and random audience members create opportunities for exciting concerts and participation options. Every concert is unique and the outcome, the thrill depends on the musicians, on place and weather, on participants and audience.
Urban City Project musicians are saxophonist Siim Aimla, who has been with the Urban City Project from the start, versatile percussionists Reigo Ahven and Doug Hough, Brazilian guitarist Eduardo Agni, the band Abraham’s Cafe, mixed choir Noorus and Georg Ots’ Music School, Heino Eller’s Tartu Music School, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy’s music students. Other performers are from the choreography students of Tallinn University and youngsters of Sally studio.
For the past years, the favourite venues to suddenly perform are, of course, in the beautiful Old Town. Keep your eyes open on Harju, Viru and Vana-Turu Street – it might be that you can walk on a red carpet, pop through a jam session or participate in the jazz procession. It is also good idea to check the Jazz Window of My City Hotel where lately many guitar players are spotted. Constant vigilance!
For travellers, Urban City Project comes to the check-in area both in airport and in the harbour’s A and D Terminals. Musicians travel by trams, chanting their slogan „Tram ride wins time!“
In secret – there will be two surprise visits to two schools in Tallinn during their lunch hour. A flash mob – or should it be jazz mob – takes place in Viru Centre – another sudden happening in the busiest shopping area.
On 19th and 20th April at 1pm the lunch concerts will take place at Cafe KAI (Sadama 25/4) and from 22nd to 26th April different music school ensembles perform at Theatre NO99 Jazz Club.
In collaboration with restaurant Bollywood a ’Pop-up Jazz lunch’ takes place on 22nd April from 12-2pm in Rotermann quarter. Food and drinks will be served from the Bollywood summer restaurant menu and a band led by Siim Aimla perform.
Urban City Project Schedule for 2013
Fri 19/04 at 12.15-1.15pm Playing and Flying at the airport
Fri 19/04 at 1pm Lunch concert at Cafe KAI (Sadama 25/4)
Fri 19/04 at 3pm Otsa Music School on Harju Street, at the statue of E. Vilde
Fri 19/04 at 6pm and 7.30pm Walk on Red Carpet at Marina Pavilion
Sat 20/04 at 11am Procession of the Jazz Believers in the Old Town
Sat 20/04 at 1-2pm Abraham’s Cafe in the harbour (D Terminal)
Sat 20/04 at 1pm Lunch concert at Cafe KAI (Sadama 25/4)
Sat 20/04 at 5.30pm Musical warm-up at the Marina Pavilion
Mon 22/04 at 12-2pm Pop-up Jazz Lunch in the Rotermann Quarter
Mon 22/04 at 12.30pm Lunch concert at Theatre NO99 Jazz Club
Mon 22/04 at 1pm Jazz Window in front of My City Hotel
Mon 22/04 at 3pm Harju street music in front of Harju Street green area
Tue 23/04 at 11.45am Surprise! At one of the schools of Tallinn
Tue 23/04 at 12.30pm Lunch concert at Theatre NO99 Jazz Club
Tue 23/04 at 3.30pm Stone Statue on Vana-Turu street’s ’neck’, Old Town
Tue 23/04 at 4.45-5.30pm Abraham’s Cafe Flying and playing at the airport
Tue 23/04 at 5.30pm Musical warm-up: Eduardo Agni at the Marina Pavilion
Tue 23/04 at 8.15pm Musical warm-up: Otsa School special on the small stage of Marina Pavilion
Wed 24/04 at 12.30pm Lunch concert at Theatre NO99 Jazz Club
Wed 24/04 at 1pm Jazz Window: Eduardo Agni in front of My City Hotel
Wed 24/04 at 1pm 2.24-2.40pm Tram ride wins time! In Tram No 4 (towards Tondi, stops Lubja to Vineeri)
Wed 24/04 at 3pm Walk on Red Carpet! In the Chopin Park, next to St John’s Church
Wed 24/04 at 5.30pm Musical warm-up at the Marina Pavilion
Wed 24/04 at 8.15pm Musical warm-up: Otsa School special on the small stage of Marina Pavilion
Thu 25/04 at 12.25-12.55pm Surprise! At one of the schools of Tallinn
Thu 25/04 at 12.30pm Lunch concert at Theatre NO99 Jazz Club
Thu 25/04 at 3pm Musical Moment on Vana-Turu street’s ’neck’, Old Town
Thu 25/04 at 5-6pm Playing and Flying high in the airport
Thu 25/04 at 5.30 Musical warm-up by mixed choir Noorus at the Marina Pavilion
Fri 26/04 at 12.30pm Lunch concert at Theatre NO99 Jazz Club
Fri 26/04 at 1pm Jazz Window in front of My City Hotel
Fri 26/04 at 2pm Musical Beggar on Viru Street, on the corner of De La Gardie shopping centre
Fri 26/04 at 6.30pm Live jukebox at Nokia Concert Hall
Sat 27/04 at 11.45am-12.30pm Musical Moment: Eduardo Agni in harbour (A Terminal)
Sat 27/04 at 1pm Jazz Window in front of My City Hotel
Sat 27/04 at 2.10-2.36pm Tram ride wins time! In the Tram No 1 (towards Kadriorg and back, stops Põhja pst-Kadriorg-Linnahall)
Sat 27/04 at 3pm Siim Aimla and Sally studio on the steps of Linnahall
Sat 27/04 at 4.30pm Jazz mob at Viru centre
Sat 27/04 at 5.30pm Walk on red carpet! At the Marina Pavilion
Contact: Merli Antsmaa