Janno Trump Clarity Ensemble & Viktoria Tolstoy - Festival Jazzkaar

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Janno Trump Clarity Ensemble & Viktoria Tolstoy Estonia-Sweden

Saturday 26. November 19:00

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Viktoria Tolstoy vocal
Joel Remmel piano
Janno Trump bass
Ramuel Tafenau drums
Linda-Anette Verte violin
Mari-Katrina Suss violin
Ann Mäekivi viola
Andreas Lend cello

Saturday 26. November 19:00

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“Swedish singer Viktoria Tolstoy has been one of my absolute favourites since jazz singers from the start. There aren’t many singers out there whose voice can be recognized from the very first note. Her singing just speaks to you,” says bass player and composer Janno Trump about his partner.

Janno Trump Clarity Ensemble is my band that performs instrumental music but as we were composing one particular piece, I felt there was a moment where we couldn’t possibly go on without a singer. Maian Kärmas’ beautiful lyrics and my music was livened up with Viktoria Tolstoy’s voice and so our song “City Romance” was born–one of my more special works from Clarity Ensemble’s album Up North. It turned out that Viktoria and I have a lot in common music-wise and so I hoped there would come a day when she and I could share a stage and perform both my music and hers. And now here we are!”

Janno Trump is an outstanding Estonian bassist. As a composer he is best known for his 10 member funk-jazz collective JT Conception, having written and arranged two full albums of original music for the group. In 2019 the collective won the title of Jazz Ensemble of the Year at the Estonian Jazz Awards. In his work, Janno Trump is on the search for a balance between spiritual and physical musical experiences. While with JT Conception’s music the spiritual aspect is often overshadowed by rhythm and catchy funk and groove, Clarity Ensemble brings, as the name suggests, a sense of clarity to listeners, in the most natural acoustic way. 

Swedish singer Viktoria Tolstoy has put out 13 albums, the latest ones were released under famous record company ACT.  She has performed at concerts with spectacular artists like Esbjörn Svensson, Nils Landgren, McCoy Tyner, Ray Brown. She has performed and toured all over the world–Japan, Malaysia, the UK, Scandinavia, South-Africa, Mexico etc. PS: yes, her great-great-grandfather was the legendary Russian classic novelist Leo Tolstoy! 

At Christmas Jazz Festival, Janno Trump has invited Viktoria Tolstoy on stage with him. They will be performing a variety of Viktoria’s songs and Trumps’s own music, but also instrumental pieces from Janno Trump Clarity Ensemble’s debut album, Up North.