Springtime jazz celebration Jazzkaar will host exclusive home concerts where music lovers are greeted in a cosy atmosphere by singer Liisi Koikson, true jazz legends Raivo Tafenau and Meelis Vind and the nominee for the Young Jazz Talent award, singer Anett Tamm. A limited number of tickets for Jazzkaar home concerts are available from today.
Jazzkaar’s beloved home concerts had do be briefly put on hold due to the virus outbreak. While musicians performed on house terraces at the last year’s festival in late August, this year’s Jazzkaar will again turn people’s homes into cosy jazz clubs. “It is a lovely concert format where performers are in the same energy field with the audience, providing an intimate musical experience. Musicians, homeowners and listeners of Jazzkaar have all longed for this reunion, which is now indeed possible after a pause of more than two years,” Anne Erm, the Artistic Director of Jazzkaar comments. Three families will open their doors to the audiences of Jazzkaar to treat them with soul-nourishing concerts.
The concerts will take place in an elegant modern dwelling in Tallinn Old Town, the creatively inspiring atmosphere of the Järve subdistrict and in the enchanting greenery of Viimsi, with a breath-taking view on the skyline of Tallinn. The series of home concerts will be opened on 26 April by jazz singer and songwriter Anett Tamm with guitarist Johannes Laas, performing her original songs as well as favourite pieces from the repertoire of other Estonian musicians. On 29 April, the beloved singer Liisi Koikson will bring the atmosphere of big jazz stages to the intimate home atmosphere. Saxophonist Raivo Tafenau and clarinettist Meelis Vind, true legends in Estonian jazz, will create spring spirit with wind instruments on 30 April.
Programme of home concerts:
26 April at 8 pm ANETT TAMM & JOHANNES LAAS in Mirjam & Sten’s home in Tallinn Old Town
29 April at 6 pm LIISI KOIKSON in Johanna & Kristjan’s home in Järve subdistrict
30 April at 3 pm TAFENAU & VIND DUO in Aigi & Jaanus’ home in Viimsi
The 33rd Tallinn International Jazzkaar Festival will take place from 24 April to 1 May 2022 in six cities of Estonia, hosting musicians from 14 countries and welcoming some of the most fascinating jazz artists in Estonia. Take a look at our festival programme and information about the artists on our website. Tickets are available at Piletilevi sales points and online at www.piletilevi.ee. See you at Jazzkaar!
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The main sponsors of the festival are JURA, Jazz Pesulad and Eesti Päevaleht. Annual sponsors are BMW Inchcape, Nordic Hotel, 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 set up the festival hub. We are also supported by Reval Café, Seesam Kindlustus, Overall, MyFitness, Kodupaber, Glamping Estonia and Estonian Public Broadcasting. The Embassy of Israel in Finland, Embassy of Brazil and Embassy of Sweden help us bring the musicians of their countries to Estonia. We would like to thank the Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tallinn, the UNESCO City of Music and Enterprise Estonia for their support.
Main programme of Jazzkaar 2022:
Alfa Collective / Avishai Cohen, Big Vicious (Israel) / China Moses (USA) / Cätlin Mägi / Cyrille Aimée (France) / DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER (USA) & Estonian Dream Big Band / Dirty Loops (Sweden) / Frankie Animal / Hamilton de Holanda Jobim Trio (Brazil) / Holger Marjamaa, Heikko Remmel & Lee Pearson (Estonia–USA) / Eesti Keeled feat. Riho Sibul & Vaiko Eplik, Jaak Sooäär 50 / Joel Remmel & Peedu Kass Ensemble Ode to the Forest / Kadri Voorand / Kalle Pilli Quintet / Maarja Nuut & Nicolas Stocker (Estonia–Switzerland) / Maria Faust Jazz Catastrophe (Estonia–Denmark) / Maciej Obara Quartet (Poland–Norway–Sweden) / Marten Kuningas / Neil Cowley (UK) / Neon Fir / Rajandi/Koldits / Saara Pius / Siim Aimla Funk Band feat. Alika Milova, Eleryn Tiit and Silver Laas / Siiri Sisask & Kristjan Randalu (Estonia–Germany–Greece–Luxembourg/USA) / Tafenau & Vind Duo feat. Ricardo Padilla (Estonia–Chile) / THE KENNY GARRETT and Sounds From The Ancestors (USA) / trio_io (Poland) / Valter’s Harpejji Band