Christmas Jazz 2021, 25/11-14/12/2021

From 25 November to 14 December, Christmas Jazz 2021 will delight the fans of different music styles with a brilliant programme featuring three tribute concerts and presenting the latest albums by international jazz stars Salvador Sobral and Marc Ribot. Taking place for the 26th time, this year’s Christmas Jazz will feature musicians from seven countries at concerts. 
Salvador Sobral, the winner of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, has already won the hearts of Estonian listeners and now will present his new album, bpm, recorded with a jazz band and released this summer. Legendary American guitarist Marc Ribot will perform at Christmas Jazz with his band, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, presenting their album Hope, also released this year. The award-winning German-French-English trio Daniel Erdmann’s Velvet Revolution has found inspiration for their music from the turbulent events around the world. 
The programme of Christmas Jazz includes three concerts dedicated to world-famous musicians of the past century. This year marks 120 years since the birth and 50 years since the death of one of America’s most beloved jazz musicians, trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong. Jason Hunter Band with soloists Sofia RubinaJan Uuspõld and Allan Järve will pay homage to the legendary musician. On 1 December, 70 years will pass since the birth of Jaco Pastorius, one of the most special and influential jazz bass guitarists in the world. Brilliant Estonian bassists Janno TrumpRaul Vaigla and Mihkel Mälgand will pay homage to the talent who died only at the age of 35, performing their favourite songs by Pastorius with a band. Liina Saar will give a heartfelt performance of the music from the iconic album Waltz for Debby, a collaboration between the Swedish film and jazz star Monica Zetterlund and the legendary pianist Bill Evans with his trio.