JAZZKAAR AUTUMN SEASON

06. august 2009

Jazzkaar begins its Autumn Season with the traditional concert at the beautiful KadriorgPalace Flower Garden.

Jazzkaar’s Autumn Jazz 2009 brings 12 exciting concerts from August 23rd to November 19th – French impro by Vincent Courtois’ Quartet (Fra), Jason Carter (UK)with rare harp-guitar, premiere jazz singer Peter Fessler (Ger), dazzling Mikko Innanen & Inkvisitio (Fin-Ger) plus new and old, less known and already legendary Estonian bands and jazz musicians will play post-hard pop to impro chamber orchestra in Tallinn, Tartu and Viljandi throughout this autumn.

Jazzkaar begins its Autumn Season with the traditional concert at the beautiful KadriorgPalace Flower Garden. The all-time favorite Estonian composer Raimond Valgre has written music that speaks to everyone. At the concert in Kadriorg musicians from different generations will pay homage to his immortal creation.

The sax player Villu Veski and the accordionist Tiit Kalluste are both men well-versed in matters jazzy, folksy and improvisational. They have awed many audiences with their project „Sounds of the Nordic Islands“. British guitarist Jason Carter has become a global cultural ambassador, having performed in more than 70 countries during the past 18 years. He has even received different awards acknowledging his efforts to ‘build bridges’ through music. His favored instrument on this tour is the majestic harp-guitar. Peter Fessler is considered the premiere jazz voice of Germany. His recent recordings and his performance as a “solophonic” musician are a breathtaking fusion of voice and classical guitar. He has found the perfect sound aesthetics: quiet, warm, sensitive and fascinating.

Mahavok is a legendary Estonian pop-rock band that this time turns a bit jazzy. The band has made a strong come-back – pieces written in the 1980’s are gaining more popularity by the minute. Drummer Toomas Rull is considered one of the most interesting drummers in Estonian modern music. He is a teacher and a member of several jazz and rock groups. His latest album „Tom-Tomm / Toomas Rull“ also features a „play along“-style textbook. FrankFrank (nothing to do with Sinatra) is a driving post-hard bop with hard rock overtones, a trio that plays the compositions of the guitarist Erki Pärnoja accompanied by Kristjan Mazurtchak on tenor sax and the dependable Kaspar Kalluste on drums.

Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio have proven to be one of the most dazzling young bands around: funny, funky and risk-taking. They play Innanen´s stylistically overwhelming compositions while going back in time to create an alternative sound of the present. Vincent Courtois’ quartet „What do you mean by silence?“ is an unusual and exciting combination of cello, trombone, drums and human voice. The repertoire of the quartet is made up from compositions, songs and crazy improvisations. Vaiko Eplik & Eliit is a project of experimental pop music put together by composer, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Vaiko Eplik. Their competition at the concert will be the freely improvised music of Free Tallinn Trio that could be described as contemporary impro chamber opera, but the main influences are simultaneously contemporary music and modern jazz improvisation.

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