John Scofield Duo & Ester Rada to Perform at Festival Jazzkaar 2015!

19. January 2015

Jazzkaar has announced two more additional headliners for the 26th edition of the Jazzkaar International Jazz Festival 2015, taking place between the 17th and 26th of April all over Estonia. In addition to 6-time Grammy award saxophone legend David Sanborn and soulful jazz vocalist and Grammy winner Gregory Porter come two more electrifying performers: John Scofield – Jon Cleary Duo (USA) and Ester Rada (Israel-Ethiopia). 

Well-known guitar genius John Scofield’s style has inspired guitar players across the globe for decades; the talented guitarist continuously makes it to the top three on the jazz music charts alongside Pat Metheny and Bill Frisell. For his performance at Jazzkaar he will be accompanied by pianist and jazz singer Jon Cleary. The duo will take the audience on an acoustic journey to experience the musical roots of New Orleans and R&B and Blues classics. Another highlighted performance and headlining artist is Ethiopian-born Israeli singer and songwriter Ester Rada, whose groovy stage presents and funky jazz tunes have led her on an intense voyage to international success. Joining her on stage is a complete instrumental band and together they will create a thrilling jazz experience that should definitely not be missed!

Between these two new headliners, the most awaited jazz artist in the world Gregory Porter, and David Sanborn whose deep sax tunes has rendered him famous since the 70s, this year’s Jazzkaar will not only rock your world but will make music history once again.

The concerts of Jazzkaar 2015 headliners in Tallinn, Estonia:

– John Scofield & Jon Cleary Duo – April 18 at Vaba Lava

– David Sanborn – April 20 at Nordea Concert Hall

– Ester Rada – April 22 at Vaba Lava 

– Gregory Porter – April 23 at Nordea Concert Hall

Full program of the festival will be announced in February 2015.


Tickets for all Jazzkaar concerts are available at Piletilevi box offices and online at:

Tickets for David Sanborn and Gregory Porter concerts are also available from Ticketpro box offices and online at:

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Jazzkaar’s golden sponsor is Danske Bank, therefore all clients and account-holders with Danske bank will receive a 20% ticket discount for program entry tickets. In addition to Danske Bank, our other main sponsors are KAFO, Eesti Päevaleht as well as our accommodation partner My City Hotel. More annual sponsors include United Motors, Tallink and Aktaprint. Jazzkaar Festival is also sponsored by Prike, Reval Café, Jazz Pesulad and ERGO and funded by Cultural Endowment, Estonian Ministry of Culture, Tallinn City Municipality and other various foreign institutions. For more information on our sponsors visit our website at:

We look forward to you joining us at Jazzkaar 2015 for another captivating Jazz music experience!