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KIRA SKOV & MARIA FAUST (Eesti-Taani) "In the Beginning" / Jazzkaar 2017

Fr 21/04/2017 19:30
Vaba Lava
Past event
Jazzkaar 2017
Festival Opening:
KIRA SKOV & MARIA FAUST (Estonia-Denmark)
‘In the Beginning’
Friday April 21, 2017 at 7:30pm Vaba Lava

The bright Danish artis Kira Skov and Estonian saxophone player residing in Copenhagen Maria Faust have brought together their fiery creative energy and together created the piece ‘In the beginning’ for a choir and a band. Skov who joins in the album, got excited about Faust’s music when she heard her album ‘Sacrum Facere’. The understanding between the artists sparked collaboration – Maria wrote the music for wind instruments to Kira’s tracks, and soon enough the idea to create music together, came about. The women made melodies for the album together, the arrangement was done by Maria and words lyrics written by Kira. When making the album inspired by Estonian folklore, Faust went deep into the mystics of her home country and reached religious insights. The producer of the project is Mark Howard, who has worked with stars like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, U2, and R.E.M.

Kira Skov has collected her musical baggage from London and Los Angeles, collaborated on 11 highly acclaimed albums, worked with Tore Johansson and The Gospel, and with Peter Peter from the legendary Danish punk band Sort Sol. She has toured with Tricky and her albums have been produced by John Parish and Mark Howard.

Maria Faust from Saaremaa shines brighter and brigher in the international jazz scene. A saxophone player, arranger, and composer with classical music education is known as an improviser who breaks barriers, she renews bigband music, and experiments with alternative jazz directions. She has won remarkable awards with her provocative music - first prize of the 2014 Danish Music Awards as the jazz composer of the year, and also the best album prize in crossover category with her album ‘Sacrum Facere’. In 2016 Maria Faust won the Danske Jazz Award and the prestigious Danish culture prize Niels Matthiasens Mindelegat.

Two pieces from the album ‘In The Beginning’ which was recorded at the Ilmjärve orthodox church, can be enjoyed as virtual reality in the future, as well as two shorter clips about the making of the project - this was captured as a 360-degree virtual reality, reportedly for the first time in Estonia.

Special thanks: Danish Cultural Institute

The band:
Kira Skov – vocals, composer
Maria Faust – alto saxophone, composer, conductor
Tobias Wiklund – trumpet
Ned Ferm – tenor saxophone
Nils Bo Davidsen – double bass
Meelis Vind – bass clarinet
Seb Rochford – drums

Marie Roos – soprano
Silja Uhs – mezzo
Annely Leinberg – alto
Raul Mikson – tenor
Meelis Hainsoo – baritone
Joosep Sang – bass


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KIRA SKOV & MARIA FAUST (Eesti-Taani) "In the Beginning" / Jazzkaar 2017 Fr 21/04/2017 19:30 Vaba Lava
Past event
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Ticket prices 25.- / 20.-*

*Discount ticket for students, pensioners, people with special needs and holders of ITIC card. Document to verify discount eligibility will be asked at the door.

Danske Bank clients get -20% on the tickets.
NB! There is a limited number of discounted tickets!
More information:

Kira Skov & Maria Faust ticket grants entry to 21 April 9:00pm Han Bennink concert at Punane Maja if free standing spots are available.  

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