Providing a beautiful lead-in to the holiday season from 29 November-12 December was Christmas Jazz 2019, with concerts in Tallinn, Tartu, Põlva, Haapsalu, Pärnu and Viljandi. Haage Natural Mineral Water was glad to be working with Jazzkaar once again this year to quench the thirsts of the dedicated musicians.
The packed programme offered something for everyone, whatever their preferences and however familiar with the genre they may have been. Haage organised a prize draw for two tickets to the concert given at the Noblessner Foundry by nu-bossa star Sabrina Malheiros, but also enjoyed other concerts during the festival. Particularly memorable was the performance by Nishat Khan and Vox Clamantis at St Nicholas’ Church, in which the sounds of the sitar melded with traditional Gregorian chanting in perfect harmony.
The headline act at Christmas Jazz 2019 was Kurt Elling, whose emotionally suffused virtuoso performance took place at the Alexela Concert Hall on 10 December. Another big name taking part in this year’s festival, the a cappella sextet Accent, featuring musicians from five countries, entertained the audience with new arrangements of jazz and pop classics at the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn on 8 December and at the Vanemuine Concert Hall in Tartu on 9 December.
Haage Natural Mineral Water would like to thank Jazzkaar for these unforgettable experiences and wish it every success in the new year!