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Jazzkaar released the full program for the festival, taking place on April 20-29

Jazzkaar 2018 main program consists of 60 concerts. The 29th festival surprises us with Cory Henry, a three-time Grammy winner with his ensemble The Funk Apostles. Tickets for the concerts released now are 40% off on February 1st and 2nd. 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 Evansand the quartet Petite Blond II, reputable jazz trio The Bad Plus and America’s best trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.

Franz Ferdinand is the Opening Headliner at Õllesummer Festival

On the 4th of July, the 25th Õllesummer Festival is grandly opened by the world famous indie rock band FRANZ FERDINAND, who were also the first big headliner at the festival ten years ago.

Õllesummer Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary!

Almost every Estonian artist has performed at Õllesummer Festival during a quarter of a century. Exactly 10 years ago the first big foreign act – Franz Ferdinand – gave a stunning show at the festival. Since then acts like Moby, Pet Shop Boys, the Prodigy, Hurts, Bastille and Calvin Harris among others have headlined the Festival.


In the summer of 2018 Positivus Festival will return for the 12th time on 20, 21, and 22 July, filling the beautiful coastal venue in Salacgriva with more dazzling live shows from well-known and established stars, cutting edge emerging artists, a large number of Baltic acts and other surprises that are not to be missed. The Early Bird tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, October 18, and for a limited three days time will be available for the lowest price.

Jazzkaar brings phenomenal British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula to Estonia for the first time!

The headlining act of Jazzkaar 2018 on 26th of April in Nordea Concert Hall is Laura Mvula. Mvula combines great song writing talent with soft singing voice and lively artistic shine, she has won various awards and has been compared to Amy Winehouse.

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Christmas Jazz 2016 headlined by ten-time Grammy winner TAKE 6!

Ravishing American vocal sextet Take 6 takes their new material to Christmas Jazz. The headliner’s concerts are opened by Estonian Voices, Estonians favourite vocal group. Tickets to concerts in Tallinn and Tartu on sale now!

Supergroup Take 6 has released 14 albums, which have brought them a total of ten Grammy awards, 19 Grammy nominations, and ten highest gospel music awards Dove. Take 6 has its leading position in vocal jazz in a strong grip taking no shortcuts with any albums or concerts and being a great paragon to many modern vocal groups.

The uniqueness of Take 6 is in the extraordinary harmony of the six voices, and in a repertoire that is always open to new challenges. The exceptional style of Take 6 is built on a broad musical spectrum that covers genres from gospel to hip-hop and jazz to pop. The sextet performs their clever vocal arrangements not only with visual ease and playfulness but also with absolute technical mastery. They show lead way to many of today’s vocal ensembles.

The masculine sextet is in demand all over the world. They have repeatedly performed in the White House and have also taken the role of a cultural ambassador for the USA in many countries. Recently, at the reopening of diplomatic relations between the USA and Cuba, Take 6 was the first American vocal group to perform in the island state. The Christmas tour of the group is in particularly high demand for its warm and hearty show is appealing to a wide audience. Yet, the group surprises with each new record. Their newest album, Believe, was released this year and contains both the original creations of the group members as well as covers. In Estonia the group shall perform material from their latest record as well as their most popular hits and favourite Christmas songs.

At their concerts and on their records Take 6 has enjoyed working with the absolute top of the American musical world, including Ella Fitzgerald, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and many others. This time, the group will take stage together with a local vocal ensemble, Estonian Voices. After the release of their debut album, Ole hea (transl: be good), the ensemble has been in high demand at Estonian concert venues and their performances have also taken them to many other European countries. The creative leader of the group is Kadri Voorand, who has created also most of the group’s charming arrangements.

In 2002, Take 6 gave a sold-out show for 4000 people in Tallinn performed and in 2010 they repeated the success. This year, the 21st Christmas Jazz festival will take place from November 25 to December 11, whereas the headliner Take 6 together with Estonian Voices will give two concerts together– on December 3 in Tartu, Vanemuise Concert Hall, and on December 4 in Tallinn, Nordea Concert Hall. The tickets will be available from June 8 in Piletilevi sales network .

Concerts will take place:
December 3 at 6 p.m. in Vanemuise Concert Hall in Tartu
December 4 at 6 p.m. in Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn

Jazzkaar Festival gold sponsor is Danske Bank. The main sponsors of the festival are KAFO and Eesti Päevaleht, annual sponsors My City Hotel, United Motors, Port of Tallinn, Tallink, and Aktaprint. Christmas Jazz is also supported by Reval Café, The City of Tallinn, Cultural Endowment and the Estonian Ministry of Culture.