Due to the restrictions related to COVID-19, Jazzkaar 2021 Festival, initially scheduled to take place from 16 to 23 April 2021, is being postponed to the summer season. Jazzkaar 2021 will take place in Telliskivi Creative City from 23 to 31 August.
From 23 to 31 August, Vaba Lava and Fotografiska Tallinn will transform into an end of summer jazz oasis. The organising team of the festival has started negotiations with the artists who were scheduled to perform at the festival in April and many of them have already confirmed their participation at the festival in August. We are very grateful to all of our partners for their understanding and cooperation and will keep the public and jazz lovers informed. We will announce the full program of the Jazzkaar 2021 festival on 20 May 2021.
“Jazzkaar selects the new dates based on the safety of the participants and the availability of the concert venues. We consider it very important to provide work opportunities to musicians and people engaged in the organisation of concerts, and to also bring positive emotions to the audience,” notes Anne Erm, the Artistic Director of the festival. “Jazzkaar will not be limited to the festival August. Before the main festival in August we are planning to safely end the current concert season with the Talvejazz concerts that were postponed to the end of May. Also, on 27 May we will delight jazz lovers with the concert of the dazzling jazz diva and multiple Grammy winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, performing with the Estonian Dream Big Band. As in every spring, this year too Jazzkaar together with Jazz Estonia will present Estonian Jazz Awards to acknowledge our best jazz talents. There is a lot to look forward to,” Erm adds.
All purchased tickets are automatically valid on new dates. If the new concert time does not suit you or the concert cannot be rescheduled, Jazzkaar Festival offers the opportunity to return your tickets or exchange these for a Jazzkaar gift voucher from 12.03.2021 until one month after the announcement of the new festival programme. We are also extending the validity of the Jazzkaar gift vouchers initially valid from 12.03.2021 to 12.06.2021 by one year.
The Jazzkaar team will continue to work with international as well as Estonian artists to find new times for their concerts. More detailed information will be announced no later than 20 May 2021.
Let us keep each other safe and healthy!
The main sponsors of Jazzkaar Fetsival are JURA, Jazz Pesulad and Eesti Päevaleht. Our annual sponsors are BMW Inchcape, Tallink and Aktaprint. The concert of the legendary jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater will be presented by Viru Keskus. Telliskivi Creative City, Prike and Fotografiska Tallinn help us set up the festival hub. We are also supported by Reval Café, Overall, MyFitness, Kodupaber and Estonian Public Broadcasting. The French Institute, Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of Norway and Pro Helvetia help us bring the musicians of their countries to Estonia. We would like to thank the Estonian Ministry of Culture, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, City of Tallinn and Enterprise Estonia for their support.