15th international Christmas jazz festival Jõulujazz 2010

26. november 2010

Jõulujazz 2010 offers wonderful experiences through marvellous concerts from November 29th to December 17th.

15th international Christmas jazz festival Jõulujazz 2010 is like a winter rainbow.

Jõulujazz 2010 offers wonderful experiences through marvellous concerts from November 29th to December 17th at churches, clubs, theatre and concert halls throughout Estonia. The festival will feature musicians from Estonia, USA, France, Germany, Brazil, Portugal and several other countries.
The festival will be opened on November 29th by Charity Concert, when the stage of Russian Theatre will be filled by the Estonian Radio Children’s ensembles and their guests.

On December 1st the world-famous Take 6 – a 10-time Grammy award winning vocal band from the USA – will perform at Kaarli church. Known for her unique gritty voice and surprising, sometimes provocative public performances the R&B diva Macy Gray gives her first ever concert in Tallinn at new Nokia Concert Hall on December 7th.

Singer Cristina Branco will provide Portugese fado-flamenco nostalgia. A concert in memory of one of the most unusual and unique performers of Jazzkaar – Joe Zawinul – will be given by French musicians Marthe-Sellam-Lassus. Under church vaults you will have an opportunity to hear an exciting Turkish female sax-player Gilda Razani with her Sub.Vision band and a mellow English singer Tim Bowness with Peter Chilvers and Estonian duo UMA. On December 9th Rock Café will become the home of the captivating rythms from the black continent by the founder of afrobeat, the legendary Tony Allen and his musicians.

The winner of this spring’s prestigious Elion Jazz Award, Raivo Tafenau will give a concert together with his Trio and Quintet, featuring Brazilian singer-guitarist Sergio Bastos. The festival will aslo feature several Estonian musicians with music from their newest records – Ain Agan-Oleg Pissarenko duo, Liisi Koikson & Band, Laura Junson Trio; Heini Vaikmaa with Mahavok will present his newest instrumental albumto the audience. The trio Dynamite Vikings is full of surprises. Estonian classics flavoured with jazz will be performed by the trio Lauri Saatpalu-Raivo Tafenau-Peeter Rebane and the freshest vocals by Kadri Voorand trio & new vocal sextet Estonian Voices.

The program of Chistmas Jazz is emotional and varied, offering the feeling of festivity as well as quiet moments for contemplation. This time the festival will delight its audience with a couple of dozen concerts.

Christmas jazz tickets are on sale at www.piletilevi.ee.

Contact: piletid@jazzkaar.ee and +372 6660030