Discover jazz in poetry on the rooftops!

16. April 2013

On Sunday, April 21st, the parks, courtyards and rooftops of Tallinn’s magical Old Town are filled with jazz and poetry! Helin-Mari Arder, Jelena Skulskaja, Jaan Pehk and many other beloved Estonian artists continue Jazzkaar’s tradition of free concerts in less known locations.   


At 8 o’clock, ornithologist and organiser of Viru Folk, Peep Veedla will meet you at the Skane Bastion for a bird song tour around the parks of Old Town. 


At 10 o’clock, the Hungarian Institute opens its courtyard, where with a nice warm cup of tea you can enjoy the symbiosis of the music of Odd Hugo and the poetry of Siim Kera.


At 11 o’clock Helin-Mari Arder with Eeva Park await you at the My City Hotel courtyard. You might catch a pancake while there, if you’re lucky.  


Onwards to the Eduard Vilde monument on Harju street, where at 12 Siim Aimla and Jürgen Rooste boost your day with spicy music and sharp poetry. 


At 13 the mixed-voice choir Noorus sings along the charismatic poetess Jelena Skulskaja at the Sleeping Beauty Castle (Okasroosikese loss).


The rooftop of the Maritime Museum’s Fat Margaret awaits you next. The musician and poet Jaan Pehk captivates you here at 2 o’clock. Get ready to climb a hundred steps and enjoy a nice spring breeze. 


At 15 a special jazz painting will be born under your eyes in Kloostri Ait. Sally Stuudio will take inspiration from the music of Siim Aimla’s band to create a giant piece that can later be admired at the Marina Pavilion.    


At 16 the dazzling singer Anneliis Kits along with Karl-Martin Sinijärv delight you in the park opposite the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design. 


In case of rain the concerts will take place indoors at the same site. See, Jazzkaar on Facebook or EMT Live App for more info. 


The finale of the day will arrive at 17 with the only free concert to take place at the Marina Pavilion – Puzle from Viljandi have redressed the jazzy folk songs of Collage from the 1970s-80s.


The Estonian Authors’ Society and Tallinn Sports and Youth Department support “Jazz in Poetry”. Many thanks to the cooperation partners: the Hungarian Institute, My City hotel, Okasroosikese loss, Estonian Maritime Museum, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design. 


Jazzkaar’s golden sponsor is Danske Bank whose clients receive a -20% discount. Other main sponsors are Eesti Päevaleht, ERGO and Kafo, yearly sponsors are My City Hotel, Tallink, Aktaprint, and United Motors. Marina Pavilion’s partners are Prike, RGB and Tallinn Port. Also helping are flight partner Lufthansa, cafe partner Reval Cafe, EMT, Hansabuss, Eesti Loots, Hennessy and Kodupaber. Tallinn City Government, Estonian Endowment Fund, The Ministry of Culture, Embassy of the United States of America, Embassy of Austria, L’Institut français d’Estonie and many towns, support the Festival.


With questions, please refer to +372 666 0030 or 


Program of the free “Jazz in Poetry” day:


8.00 Bird song excursion and poetry with Peep Veedla, Skane Bastion (Rannamäe tee 11)

10.00 Odd Hugo & Siim Kera, Hungarian Institute (Piiskopi 2)

11.00 Helin-Mari Arder & Eeva Park, My City Hotel courtyard (Vana-Posti 11/13)

12.00 Siim Aimla & Jürgen Rooste, Eduard Vilde monument (Harju 1) 

13.00 Mixed-voice choir Noorus and Jelena Skulskaja, Okasroosikese loss (Uus 19)

14.00 Jaan Pehk, Estonian Maritime Museum’s Fat Margaret (Pikk 70)

15.00 Jazz painting, Kloostri Ait (Vene 14)

16.00 Anneliis Kits & Karl-Martin Sinijärv, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (Lai 17)

17.00 Collage tribute: Puzle, Marina Pavilion (Sadama 25/4)