Jazzkaar Festivals

Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar is tone of the name cards of Estonian culture and the biggest jazz festival of the Baltic states, taking place since 1990. With an interesting and original program and bold solutions, Jazzkaar makes the best jazz festival with the smallest budget in the North. The ten-day festival Jazzkaar is the most visited festival in Estonia where over 3000 foreign artists from 60 countries have performed.

The peak moments of the festival have been covered by journalists from various countries and with the help of Klassikaraadio and EBU transmissions, millions of European jazz lovers have been part of it. Spring 2015 Jazzkaar festival was visited by 21 000 music lovers, which is an all-time record.

Estonian music industry chose Jazzkaar 2015 as the best music festival in Estonia. Jazzkaar has been named among the top festivals in Europe and has freshly been certified with the EFFE stamp of quality for 2015-2016. Jazzkaar is also a member of European Jazz Network that collaborates with other partner festivals in Estonia (e.g. Tallinn Music Week) and abroad (April Jazz, We Jazz, Kaunas Jazz etc).

In addition to the grand festival in the spring, MTÜ Jazzkaare Sõprade Ühing also organizes Jõulujazz (Christmas jazz) festival. Jõulujazz is an intimate two-week festival well-fitted into the season, that fills churches, concert halls, and clubs in the end of November and beginning of December with beautiful jazz music. In addition to that, the team also organizes concert seasons Talvejazz (Winter jazz), and Sügisjazz (Autumn jazz). Have a look here.

The biggest stars who have played at Jazzkaar are Bobby McFerrin (2011), Angie Stone (2009), Chick Corea (2012, 1994), Dianne Reeves (2010), Jan Garbarek (2012, 2003, 1997), Richard Bona (2014, 2011, 2003, 2002), John Scofield (2015, 2004), Charles Lloyd (2013, 2005, 1997, 1967), Bill Frisell (2014), Gregory Porter (2015, 2013), Pat Metheny (2014) and many others.

Gonsiori 21,
10147 Tallinn
Phone: 372 6 114405
Fax: 372 6 114487
Pärnu mnt 30-5
10141 Tallinn
Phone: +372 666 0030
Fax: +372 666 0030
The line-up of Festival Jazzkaar 2016 now announced!  on Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:31  PDF version
Awarded with the title Estonian Best Music Festival, the Tallinn international festival Jazzkaar announced its full line-up. In the 27th year of its existence the heart of the festival will once again be a creative hotspot of Tallinn, the Telliskivi Creative City. All jazz fans are welcome at...
Jazzkaar brought together a record number of jazz friends  on Tue, 28/04/2015 - 11:12  PDF version
During ten spring days 17 - 26 April, the 26th Tallinn International Festival Jazzkaar brought joy to over 21.000 music lovers all over Estonia with 200 events. Happening for the first time at Telliskivi Creative City, the new home of the festival was well received by both musicians as well...
International jazz in Tallinn: Jazzkaar Festival 2015  on Mon, 20/04/2015 - 13:51  PDF version
The 26th Jazzkaar festival is taking place between the 17th and 26th April 2015, brining some of the most innovative and world-class jazz in Tallinn, Estonia. Jazzkaar, a member of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), features 10 days of great concerts on the Tallinn harbour, together with jazz...
Jazzkaar 2015, Tallinn, Estonia - April 17-26  on Mon, 02/03/2015 - 10:12  PDF version
Jazzkaar is the biggest jazz festival in the Baltic States (held since 1990). The festival presents more than fifty concerts all around Estonia. Jazzkaar’s home is in Telliskivi - accommodates up to one thousand listeners and cosy cafes, exhibitions, recreational areas. The festival program...
CHRISTMAS JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014   on Tue, 14/10/2014 - 10:33  PDF version
CHRISTMAS JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014 on Wednesday, 08 October 2014. Jazzkaar News Christmas Jazz Festival 2014 19th International Christmas Jazz Festival organized by Jazzkaar will take place November 23rd –December 15th all over Estonia. Christmas Jazz Festival headliners are singer-bassist...