One of the oldest music festivals in Estonia, Jazzkaar will celebrate its 35th anniversary in April and announced today the main programme of the festival. In this festive atmosphere, Jazzkaar will bring to the audience new and exciting artists from both near and far, providing an opportunity for Estonian artists to realise their dreams and present their new creations.
Anne Erm, the artistic director of Jazzkaar, is eagerly awaiting the festival: “Jazzkaar is unique, just like every new spring is special. Although the festival celebrates its 35th anniversary, everything in the programme is new and worth discovering. I am excitedly awaiting the performances of new compositions by Estonian jazz musicians. Composer, singer and ensemble leader Bianca Rantala, winner of the first prize at the Nordic Composer Contest currently pursuing further studies in Finland, will present her composition Moral Paradox at the opening concert, expressing in musical language the emotions evoked by the current tumultuous world. New works by well-known composers Mingo Rajandi, Maria Faust and Janno Trump reflect in their own way the pain points of the human soul and the world. No artist is included in the programme without reason – different styles and thoughts, moments of reflection, but also party fun all belong to the festival. I am very pleased that our programme also includes the long-awaited collective radiating positive energy, Snarky Puppy, and of course, I am excited about the special experiences offered by all the artists.”
The 35th Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar takes place from 21 to 28 April 2024 across Estonia. The festival hub is located in the inspiring Telliskivi Creative City, with concerts reaching audiences in Tartu, Pärnu, Viljandi and Türi.