Jazzkaar is the biggest jazz festival of the Baltic region, taking place from April 20 to April 29. For the fourth year, the festival takes place in Telliskivi Creative City, originally an industrial quarter of Tallinn now a renowned complex of Boho style creative hub full of cafes and studios. Combining an unique and versatile programme with bold solutions, Jazzkaar creates a great jazz festival with the coolest vibe in the Nordic.
Jazzkaar 2018 main program consists of 60 concerts. Jazzkaar 2018 is headlined by British singer Laura Mvula and the leading jazz musicians in USA – hammond organ virtuoso and singer Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, saxophone legend Bill Evans and the quartet Petite Blond II, reputable jazz trio The Bad Plus and America’s best trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. On April 20th, in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, Jazzkaar celebrates the opening of the festival with an extraordinary performance “Story of a Hundred” in Port Noblessner.
“Jazzkaar covers most territories. This exceptional 10-day festival presents the best players on the indigenous Estonian scene, imports big-name acts from the USA, and also invites some choice artists from around the rest of Europe. Some shows represent jazz in mainstream mode, whilst others twist towards the innovative. There is also a strong commitment to bands who skirt the edges of rock, pop and electronica, as well as a significant number of global-ethnic performers.”
Martin Longley, All About Jazz 2017
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