Program

We are already bringing you the artists who will take the stage at Narva-Jõesuu Jazz 2024! 

At the same time, we are rapidly improving the program with exciting international performers!

Stay tuned!

TANEL RUBEN QUINTET FEAT. KADRI VOORAND AND KRISTJAN RANDALU "Every Moment Every Day"

The Tanel Ruben Quintet, consisting of the fantastic Kadri Voorand and the virtuoso Kristjan Randalu, presents a new record and concert program "Every Moment Every Day" at Narva-Jõesuu Jazz.

The magazine "Muusika" writes: "The catchy compositions, the change of tempos and moods and the high-level performance of the five musicians create a strong overall impression of the record, which can be safely shared as one of the business cards of Estonian modern jazz."

Drummer Tanel Ruben's quintet debuted in 2008. Tanel shows himself to be a strong composer: his compositions are characterized by melodic thinking rich in imagery, rich harmony, building formal tension in songs with a more active texture and, according to the drummer, of course, very active rhythms. 

Kadri Voorand performs the thematic material of the songs as a vocalist and adds to them scat solos with a large register range and a variety of characters. 

Kristjan Randalu's masterful piano handling creates a strong framework for the quintet's compositions.

Raivo Tafenau and Taavo Remmel are offering jazz charms through saxophone and double bass.

The closing song of the record "Kas tahad ma jutsutan lauluest" could also be composed by legendary Uno Naissoo due to its melody, harmony and interaction of words (and this is meant as a compliment).

personnel:

Tanel Ruben - drums 

Kadri Voorand - vocals 

Kristjan Randalu - piano 

Raivo Tafenau - saxophones 

Taavo Remmel - double bass

SUSANNA ALEKSANDRA & TITOKS. „La Dolce Vita“

Susanna Aleksandra and the ensemble Titoks take the listener on a time travel to the years 1950-1970, when the world was conquered by Italian fever - the films La Dolce Vita, Roman Holiday and The Godfather were screened and Italian-inspired hits sung by Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Sophia Lauren, among others, were heard on the radio. The virtuoso musicians taking the stage offer an upbeat nostalgic vibe and the joy of recognition!

Coming from a family of musicians, Susanna Aleksandra is one of the brightest stars of the younger generation of Estonian singers. His father is the saxophone virtuoso Virgo Veldi, his grandmother is the well-known pianist Eevi Ross, and his grandfather Aleksander Ryabov led the light music orchestra of the Estonian Radio.

Susanna is a charismatic, soft-spoken singer who values storytelling and melodiousness.

Virtuoso, bright, attention-grabbing and insanely technical, but at the same time mild, Titoks' sound language is something that has only arrived in Estonia in the last century. The collective's music takes the listener on a journey in a time machine, where forgotten nostalgic melodies, swing rhythms bursting with energy and the dark atmosphere of smoky lounge music are discovered.

personnel:

Susanna Aleksandra - vocals

Kristjan Rudanovski - violin

Jaanis Kill – guitar

Ainar Toit - guitar

Robert Nõmmann – double bass

Rebecca Kontus trio “Hymne A L’Amour”

Rebecca Kontus on laulja ja helilooja, kes on tuntud oma oskusliku eksperimenteerimise poolest erinevate muusikastiilidega. Narva-Jõesuu Jazzi kontserdil pakub tema trio festivali publikule prantsusepäraselt šarmaantse džässiliku kontserdi.

Rebecca häält on kirjeldatud, kui pehmet mahedat šokolaadi, mis võib vahel olla ka võimas kui metall alasil ning mida saab kuulda viiel laulja poolt välja antud sooloalbumil. Pariisis õpingute ajal puudutasid erilisel moel Rebecca hinge prantsuse šansoonid, mis kõlavad seekordsel Viimsi Jazzi õhtul Tiit Kalluste virtuoosse akordioni ja Taavo Remmeli oskusliku kontrabassi saatel.

Taavo Remmel on Eesti kontrabassist, kes oma värvika karjääri jooksul on osalenud ligi 50 helikandja salvestamisel ning kelle arvukad kontsertreiseid on toimunud paljudes riikides, mh Iisraelis, Venemaal, USA-s, Šveitsis, Itaalias ja Jaapanis. 2013. aastal pälvis Taavo Remmel Aasta Jazzmuusiku tiitli.

Taavo on nii Eesti Muusika-ja Teatriakadeemia kui ka Läti J. Vitolsi nim. Muusikaakadeemia vanemlektor ning ansambli Hortus Musicus liige.

Tiit Kalluste on jazzakordionist, kelle laia muusikalise stiilispektri hulka mahuvad põhjala karged helid, svingiklassika, tango ja prantsuse šansoonid. Isikupärase ja omanäolise, tema autoritemplit kandvate põhjala muusikast ja tangost inspireeritud heliplaatide kõrval on ta kummardusena prantsuse muusikale salvestanud heliplaadi “Prantsuse spetsialiteet”, millel jazzi ja šansoonihelid põimitud ühiseks tervikuks. Nii nagu käesoleval kontserdil, kõlavad ka sellel heliplaadil Tiit Kalluste akordioni kõrval tänase lavapartneri Taavo Remmeli bassihelid.

Band members:

Rebecca Kontus – vokaal

Tiit Kalluste – akordion

Taavo Remmel – kontrabass