Reede, 26. august
21:00 Janek Gwizdala is a London-born bass guitarist, composer and producer living in the United States. He has been a highly regarded musician and lecturer in the international arena for over twenty years, including recording, giving concerts with world-class musicians such as Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Carlos Santana, John Mayer, Pat Metheny, Billy Cobham, and the list could go on and on.
As the band leader, Janek has released 12 albums and 13 critically acclaimed textbooks, which mainly contain bass guitar sound language, techniques and various playing techniques.
Janek Gwizdala and his trio will present their fresh album at the Viljandi Rhythm Festival as part of a European tour.
19:00 "Estonian bassist Peedu Kass’ Momentum ensemble served as an exciting and intricately woven remake of the piano trio format." Josef Woodard, DOWNBEAT
Peedu Kass Momentum, which won the 2017 Jazz Ensemble of the Year title, is an Estonian jazz trio. The trio has been brought together by double bassist Peedu Kass, and pianist Kristjan Randalu and a new member, drummer Kaspars Kurdeko. Momentum plays modern jazz that is clear, crisp Nordic and full of rhythmic intensity. The pieces are composed by Peedu and Krsitjan.
As the first Estonias the ensemble performed in the official program of the world's largest jazz music export fair Jazzahead 2015. The band's first album was released in 2016 and then separately in Japan in 2017. They have performed at major jazz festivals in Europe such as the London Jazz Festival, Jazz Jantar in Poland, JazzyColors in France and in several countries such as Canada, Australia, Japan, Belgium, Greece, Luxembourg, Hungary, Finland, Germany, Latvia and Russia.