Kadi Vija (b. 1985) defines herself as a jazz vocalist and a vocal instrumentalist. Her long background through many prestigious institutions such as Berklee College of Music, Conservatory van Amsterdam, and Sibelius Academy has paved her way to be a modernist, but she is not afraid to look back on the jazz history as well.
Kadi Vija has worked with many significant musicians such as Jason Palmer, Greg Osby, Jukkis Uotila, Joonas Haavisto to name of few. Her recent collaboration is unreleased duo recordings with Ambrose Akinmusire.
She is a refreshing, dynamic, thought-provoking, human nightingale with a sense of improvisational prowess that proves well beyond her years. (Jason Palmer)
Very rarely have I encountered a vocalist who has been able to develop such a personal and unique sound at such an early stage in their musical careers. (Greg Osby)
An impeccable voice control combined with a chrystal clear voice produces a talent with a serious future. (Yuri Honing)
…Vija approaches the tune like an unadorned trumpeter… (John Gaddis, AllAboutVocals)
Kadi Vija is like a rare instrument (Katri Kallionpää, Helsingin Sanomat)