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!
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).
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.
Susanna Aleksandra - vocals
Kristjan Rudanovski - violin
Jaanis Kill – guitar
Ainar Toit - guitar
Robert Nõmmann – double bass
VERY COOL PEOPLE (LAT)
Jazz Funk band Very Cool People!
Very Cool People, one of Latvia's best-known jazz bands, which has repeatedly performed at international festivals, will surprise you with the young singer Paula Saija and present a new, stylistically completely unclassifiable concert program "It's Alive", created in the best groove traditions of electro-jazz.
Known for combining jazz-funk and world music styles, Very Cool People combine a range of musical styles including house, drum'n'bass, dubstep and EDM in a new concert schedule with the aim of creating an eclectic and rhythmic journey down the musical highway.
At the festival, songs written by the group's members will be heard in Latvian and English.
Paula Saija - vocals
Elvijs Grafcovs - guitar
Māris Jēkabsons – tenor saxophone
Kristaps Lubovs – baritone saxophone
Laura Rozenberga - trombone, vocals
Oskars Ozoliņš - Trumpet
Māris Vitkus – keyboards
Jānis Olekšs – bass
Andris Buiķis – drums