Jazzkaar starts its 20th anniversary year with Winter Jazz

15. jaanuar 2009

Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar will celebrate its 20th anniversary in April 2009. As a warm-up for the festival Winter Jazz 2009 concert series will take over smaller clubs and concert halls.

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Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar will celebrate its 20th anniversary in April 2009. As a warm-up for the festival Winter Jazz 2009 concert series will take over smaller clubs and concert halls.

Opening act for Winter Jazz 2009 in Klima Kalima band from Berlin – their leader guitarist Kalle Kalima has many connections and bands in Europe, this time he has joined forces with German musicians. A special project for January is a concert tour „Time River“ (Est-Aut) which will bring together Estonian-born Endel Jõgi-Rivers with exceptional musicians from Australia. Endel Jõgi-Rivers was known in the 1980’s as top guitar player in several Estonian rock bands. Then he left to Australia. In recent years the acclaimed guitarist-composer-producer has tightened contacts with Estonia again. He will bring his new music and overseas partners to the Jazzkaar’s Winter Season’s concert. This is the music that roots in the tradition of intellectual rock music, embracing also jazz, blues and classical music.

Saxophone player Hakan Lewin (Swe), who performed also on first ever Jazzkaar festival, has initiated several international groups and has played also with Estonian musicians. With duo partner Aldo Meristo (Est) they recorded first Estonian jazz CD „Jüri Bus Stop“. Together they performed also in bands Overseas and Baltic Quartet. This time the Baltic Quartet will perform with new repertoire dedicated to jazz great Duke Ellington’s 110th birthday. They will be joined by bassist Toivo Unt (Est), drummer Brian Melvin (USA) and guest vocalist Kaire Vilgats (Est).

Trio Sawadu (Cam-Sen-Fra) mixes phrasings from the tradition with the most contemporary concepts in jazz in search for the modern folklore. Based on numerous experiences and a long time accomplicity, their musical world is original, groovy and quite crazy.

Helin-Mari Arder (Est) sings in several languages, her repertoire spans from sacred tunes via jazz to bossa novas and evergreens. This time the singer’s trio and their guests dedicate the concert to the work of late Estonian composer Kustas Kikerpuu.

Thomas Siffling Trio (Ger) aspires towards balance between acoustic jazz and electronic groove music. Trumpet sound with electronics, African instruments, modern beats. Groovy nu jazz that makes you relax and feel good!

Tickets are sold in Piletilevi ticket offices and in the internet www.piletilevi.ee.

Tallinn Music Week showcases will take place March 26-29 in Tallinn.
20th Tallinn International Jazz Festival Jazzkaar will take place April 18-26 all over Estonia – more info will be released soon!

Jazzkaar Festivals
Gonsiori 21 10147 Tallinn Estonia
+372 611 44 05,
info(at)jazzkaar.ee