Free concert day of Jazzkaar takes place on April 21st all across Tallinn

16. April 2019

The traditional free concert day of Jazzkaar takes places on Sunday, April 21 and reaches both Telliskivi Creative City and Vabaduse square.


The focus of the concert day is, of course, music. Over 40 different events take place on the day. Early birds can start the day at 8AM with bird song excursion, after which a morning yoga session, art installations, swing dance workshops, record market and educational talks happen alongside 27 short concerts. As the date falls on Easter, visitors can participate in themed events. The festival invites everyone to bring along coloured eggs so everyone can participate at the fun break-an-egg competition.


Georg Ots’ Tallinn Music School has been a place to educate Estonian musicians for years. The school celebrates it’s 100th anniversary with four stages and 13 concerts around Vabaduse square. Future stars of the music world put on mini-concerts in Wabaduse cafe and Philly Joe’s Jazz Club, at the My City Hotel courtyard and in the hall of the music school.


The concert program of the free day starts off with a concert by enchanting Anna Kaneelina who recently released her debut album. The E.R. Music Department led by Mingo Rajandi invites everyone to be part of exciting musical operation where the patient on the surgical table is double bass. Cool electro-pop is delivered by Kali Briis, blues and soul is taken care by bands led by Rita Ray and Anett. Jazz standards are present with Marianne Leibur and her band.


The young are IT during the event. Duo Ruut, winner of last Noortebänd competition (Young Band competition) performs in Telliskivi, as well as joined forces of a jazzhop group PIHLAP•UUD  and rapper and poet Eik. The international collaboration Kids Can shows off youngsters aged 12 to 17 years from Estonia, Portugal and Denmark. Two family bands – the Trochynskyi’s and the Aimla’s – perform at the Pelgulinna community centre.


The day ends with remembering the early days of Jazzkaar, named back then as Tallinn’s Jazz and Blues Days. The last concert is at Vaba Lava with Teele Viira & Raul Ukareda Band, featuring actor Jan Uuspõld. The evening jams on in Philly Joe’s Jazz Club.


Free concert day is supported by Eesti Autorite Ühing. The main sponsors of Jazzkaar are KAFO, Jazz Pesulad and Eesti Päevaleht; annual sponsors are My City Hotel, BMW, Tallink and Aktaprint. Bobby McFerrin’s Gimme 5concert is presented by Viru Keskus. The festival hub is set up by Prike and Telliskivi Creative City; our café partner is Reval Café and our supporters are Overall, MyFitness, Kodupaber and ERR. Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Sweden, Goethe Institute in Estonia, French Institute and Hungarian Institute have helped us bring the musicians of their countries to Estonia. We are also thankful to the Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the City of Tallinn for their support.


PROGRAM in Telliskivi Creative City and Kopli area 

8AM Bird Song Excursion with Peep Veedla                                          at Vabaduse Square
10AM Morning Yoya with Janno Trump                                                   at Vaba Lava
10AM Love Radio: HommikuKoff (MOJO)                                    at Telliskivi Reval Cafe
11AM Anna Kaneelina                                                                       at Velvet Design 
12PM Kids Can #noorjazz                                                                           at Punane Maja
12PM Anett                                                                                                     at Põhjala Tap Room
12.30PM Family Band: Ruslan Trochynskyi with children                 at Pelgulinna Rahvamaja
1PM Tallinn Swing Dance Society: swing dance workshop      at Vaba Lava
2PM  Kali Briis                                                                                                in Arsenal shopping centre
2PM Music Quiz                                                                               at Kärbes Kitchen & Bar
2PM Easter special: egg colouring and breaking                               at Punane Maja, cafe area
2-4PM Jazz Record Market                                                           at Punane Maja
3PM EiK x PIHLAP•UUD                                                               at Palo Alto
3PM Jazz Talks: „Kids Can – youngsters and jazz“                  at Dokfoto Centre
3.30PM Family Band: Siim Aimla with children                         at Pelgulinna Rahvamaja
4PM E.R. Music Department                                                        at Velvet
4PM Jazz Painting: Sally Stuudio & Estonian Dance Agency       at Roheline Saal
4PM Marianne Leibur                                                                                at Põhjala Tap Room
5PM Jazz Talks: Artist Talk with Maria Faust                                     at  Dokfoto Keskus
5.30PM Youth Band: Duo Ruut                                                              at  Punane Maja
6PM Rita Ray                                                                                              at Palo Alto
7PM Teele Viira & Raul Ukareda Band feat. Jan Uuspõld      at Vaba Lava


PROGRAM in Vabaduse Square area
1PM INGA                                                                                                  My City Hotel
1.30PM Ivonna & Karolin                                                                      Wabadus Cafe
2PM Vocal ensembles                                                                          Otsa Music School hall
2.30PM There Will Never Be Another Jazzband                           Philly Joe’s Jazz Club
3PM Šeksikas Šokolaad                                                                       Wabadus Cafe
4PM Tegelinskid                                                                                     Otsa Music School hall
4PM Kadi Kaldmäe                                                                                Philly Joe’s Jazz Club
5PM Sam Sparro Tribute                                                                     Wabadus Cafe
5.30PM Zärin                                                                                          Otsa Music School hall
6PM The Nonconceptual Art Club                                                   Philly Joe’s Jazz Club
7PM Funk-Ups                                                                                       Wabadus Cafe
8PM R&Babes                                                                                       Philly Joe’s Jazz Club
9.30PM Graduates of  Otsa school                                       Philly Joe’s Jazz Club