Kadri Voorand is arguably one of the brightest artists in our jazz landscape, whose stage presence, improvisation and vocal ability make each of his performances a unique event. Juhan Hellerma looked at how Kadri looks at his creative career so far, how acting skills and the pursuit of authenticity come together for him, and what is expected from his new album to be released in April. Received from a jazz music concert …

Tiit Kusnets: Piano as a time machine

Jorma Toots / 06.02.2016 In Tartu Jazz Club The piano scent and the sound of the keys belong together with jazz clubs. The Tartu Club’s Saturday piano games, which take place several times a month, have a long tradition behind them. And the list of pianists who have solo-improvised on past and present, evergreen and eternal themes to the delight and mood of the weekends at this giant café at noon hours is not …

The world’s first Estonian jazz music book was published

On February 10, the first Estonian jazz music book presentation was presented in the Apollo bookstore of the Solaris Center. Estonian jazz music was also played on the indoor radio of the Solaris Center. “Estonian jazz note” or Real Book was completed for the first time and is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Estonia’s first jazz concert. The music collection is intended for musicians, music learners and enthusiasts alike to introduce and encourage the use of domestic music in making music and …

Saxophonist Lembit Saarsalu received a decoration from the President of the Republic

On February 4, the President of the Republic of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves signed a resolution to award the decorations of our country on the eve of the 98th birthday of the Republic of Estonia to people whose commitment to their professional work or community has made the whole of Estonia better. “On the eve of Independence Day, Estonia recognizes cultural people whose creative activities have offered many of us joy and bright moments,” the Office of the President said in a press release. This time among the recipients of the decoration was also Tartu …