COLUNIA (France) Émilie Chevillard – chromatic harp Florian Chaigne – percussion Gweltaz Hervé – soprano, alto, and bariton saxophone Emeric Chevalier – double bass The music of Colunia is a blend of traditional and classical
Émilie Chevillard – chromatic harp
Florian Chaigne – percussion
Gweltaz Hervé – soprano, alto, and bariton saxophone
Emeric Chevalier – double bass
The music of Colunia is a blend of traditional and classical music from different cultures and
jazz. The centrepiece of the ensemble’s compositions is a unique instrument, a chromatic harp
that creates limitless possibilities for experimentation and enriching the sound. Colunia takes
the listener to the limits of modern jazz with versatile influences, allowing finding familiar
colours from more sophisticated music. Colunia performs at Võru Jazz Club WALK on 26
September and in Pärnu Endla Jazz Club on 28 September.
BAD HABITS TRIO (Estonia)
Andre Maaker – guitar
Peedu Kass – bass
Ahto Abner – percussion
Acclaimed musicians Peedu Kass on bass, Andre Maaker on guitars, and Ahto Abner on
drums create and make music in Bad Habits Trio. The trio focuses on spontaneous team play
and adventure in creating their music. Bad Habits Trio got together in 2014 and ever since,
the bad has given concerts in Estonia, Latvia, and Russia. Most of the Trio’s members were
nominated at this year’s Danske Jazz Award.
Bad Habits Trio released and presented their debut albub Looking for Trouble in April 2018.
Bad Habits Trio will perform at Võru Jazz Club in 26 September and at Tartu Erinevate
Tubade Klubi on 27 September.
The concert will start at 8 p.m. and is held in Stedingu cafe. The number of seats is limited.
Pre-sale tickets are available at Stedingu cafe and tickets can also be bought on-site. You
cannot make a reservation without buying a ticket. Ticket price is €5, for free under 12 years
EST-FRA Jazz Fest
The French-Estonian jazz festival EST-FRA Jazz Fest will be held in Estonia for the first time
this September. The festival brings together two cultures and five distinctive ensembles to
create a cross-cultural jazz fusion. The festival takes place on September 26-28 in Estonian
cities, it connects the music and tastes of France and Estonia and celebrates the beginning of a
new collaboration with Nantes Jazz Action. The concerts will be held in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu,
Valga, and Võru.
Three unique French jazz ensembles will be performing at EST-FRA Jazz Fest: David
Chevallier Trio, Colunia, and Le CoON. The French ensembles will be joined on stage by the
acclaimed Bad Habits Trio and talented young gypsy-jazz trio Titoks from Estonia.
The first volume of EST-FRA Jazz Fest took place in March 2018 in the city of Nantes,
France, where Kadri Voorand Trio, Peedu Kass Momentum, and Jaak Sooäär & Aleksei
Kruglov 4tet performed alongside local French artists. On September 26-28, the follow-up
festival will be held in Estonia: three ensembles from Nantes will be warmly welcomed to
Estonia to perform and run workshops in various cities.
26 September at Valga jazz club WALK: Le CoOn (FRA) and Titoks (EST)
26 September at Võru Jazz Club: Colunia (FRA) and Bad Habits Trio (EST)
27 September at Tartu Erinevate Tubade Klubi: David Chevallier Trio (FRA) and Bad Habits
28 September at Pärnu Endla Jazz Club: Colunia (FRA) and Titoks (EST)
28 September at Tallinn jazz club NO99: David Chevallier Trio (FRA) and Le CoOn (FRA),
food festival: tastes of France and Estonia.