From April 20 to April 30, the biggest springtime jazz party Jazzkaar 2011 will once again take the town, this year with the participation of the youngsters of Eksperimenta!. We talked to the project manager of Jazzkaar Krista Tramberg about the most notable events and exciting activities of the approaching jazz spring.
How would you characterize the spring programme of Jazzkaar in this year of the Capital of Culture? Which exciting performers and events are you going to present to the Estonian audiences during the last 11 days of April?
Thanks to the year of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011, the programme of the Jazzkaar festival is also very varied and colourful, bringing many of the world’s top musicians to Estonia, including the extraordinary star vocalist Bobby McFerrin from the USA. In addition to McFerrin, the programme of the European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011 also includes the distinctive “Punkt” festival, which launches our 11-day jazz party; one of the world’s most renowned saxophone players David Liebman, who will also present the Jazz Awards; the European Jazz Orchestra, composed of young talents, whose concert in Estonia will be broadcast by several radio stations across Europe; and the “Urban Space Project”, bringing jazz and improvisation to the streets of Tallinn.