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Jazzkaar 2019

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Jazzkaar
Tallinn, Estonia
April 23-28, 2019

Towards the second half of Jazzkaar, there was an invasion of starry Americans, overwhelming the normally quite striking wealth of indigenous Estonian talent. As ever, the fundamental structure of this 10-dayer revolved around its two main stages in the Telliskivi Creative City, Vaba Lava ...

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Susanna Aleksandra

Susanna Aleksandra is an Estonian jazz singer, lyricist and composer. Passionate for languages, she effortlessly plays with words and melodies, navigating through traditional, Nordic and Latin Jazz. A natural storyteller, the charismatic singer holds the listener spellbound, making jazz approachable not only for jazz lovers. Her debut album Miracles consisting of her original music was released in 2015. Susanna’s other passion besides music is languages. She holds a degree in French language and literature and is a fluent speaker of 6 languages. She loves to travel from place to place through music as well as communicating with the audience in their own language.

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Lauri Kadalipp

Lauri Kadalipp is a young and talented saxophonist making his way in to Estonian jazz music scene. Born in a music loving family it wasn’t surprising that he continued the family’s biggest passion. He composed his first works while studying at H. Eller Music School where he was recognised for both composing skills and saxophone playing virtuosity. Being on the doorstep of his career as a professional saxophonist, Lauri has already been featured in numerous groups and projects. He is already teaching saxophone in 2 schools, is a player, conductor, band leader at New Wind Jazz Orchestra and also as band leader of a buzzing modern jazz group Lauri Kadalipp Social Jazz

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Jazzkaar 2018

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Jazzkaar 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
April 20-29, 2018

In the year of Estonia's celebrations, having attained a full century as a Republic, its Jazzkaar festival continues to be amongst the very best of the European range. Held annually in Tallinn, and primarily centred around the Telliskivi Creative City, the festival continued ...

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Mai Leisz

Mai Leisz (pronounced Lease) is a bassplayer and composer from the shadowland of the North: post-soviet country, Estonia, where she was born and raised. In 2010 she made the move to Sweden where she honed her craft as an electric bass player and composer. She started gaining wider exposure with her own jazz- fusion group MaiGroup as well as freelancing with different jazz bands and pop artists. Her tireless work ethic, melodic bass playing and versatility has raised her name among the world’s top musicians. Mai is hailed as a music chameleon, moving effortlessly from pop, folk and country to jazz and blues. In June 2015 she had couple of days off touring and was busking in the old town Stockholm with a veteran singer-songwriter Doug Seegers, when one of her favorite musicians in the world, multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz - on tour with Jackson Browne - happened to walk by

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Tallinn Music Week 2018

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83 venues in Tallinn
Tallin Music Week
Tallinn, Estonia
April 5-7, 2018

Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is an international multidisciplinary cross-genre festival. The festival is in its tenth year, founded and led by Helen Sildna. With more than 260 acts from 30 countries spread across 83 venues in ...

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Jazzkaar 2017

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Jazzkaar 2017
Tallinn, Estonia
April 21-30, 2017

Jazzkaar covers most territories. This exceptional 10-day festival presents the best players on the indigenous Estonian scene, imports big-name acts from the USA, and also invites some choice artists from around the rest of Europe. Some shows represent jazz in mainstream mode, whilst ...

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Tallinn Music Week 2017

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Tallinn Music Week 2017
Tallinn, Estonia
March 30-April 1, 2017

Although running for the advertised week, this festival-cum-conference concentrates its actual showcase concerts over an intense three-day period. The remaining days are taken up with art exhibitions, food-tasting sessions, and conference/seminar/talk events. Besides the delegate and general ticketed programmes, there ...

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Jazzkaar 2016

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Jazzkaar
Tallinn, Estonia
April 22-May 1, 2016

The Jazzkaar festival has been an annual event in Tallinn, Estonia, since 1990, when Soviet dominance was crumbling. Its roots lie in the original 1966 and '67 jazz festivals, before these were banned by those Russian occupiers. Surely the presence of honorary hippie ...