Inga Kaare – vocals Mika Mülläri – trumpet
Inga Kaare – vocals
Mika Mülläri – trumpet
Siim Aimla – saxophone, flute
Vladimir Võssotski – keyboards
Aki Haarala – guitar
Toni Nordlund – drums
Margus Alviste – bass
Alvistar Funk Assotsiatsioon introduces the album “Vikerviisid” at the concert of the Jazz Estonia.
Alvistar Funk Assotsiatsioon is a newcomer to the European jazz-funk-soul scene. The band started in 2016, recording the album “Vikerviisid” by the band’s bass player Margus Alviste. The album contains tracks from 1982 to 2014 and one can hear the music making of the musicians belonging in the absolute top of the world – Ari Hoenig (USA, drums), Mark Berthoumieux (France, accordion),Jukkis Uotila (Finland, Fender Rhodes), Jukka Eskola (Finland, trumpet, flugelhorn), Renae Rain (UK, vocals, Rob Brown (Canada, drums), George Konings (The Netherlands, guitar), Ndioba (Senegal, bass, voice), Anton Davidyants (Russia, bass), Meissa Niang (Senegal, vocals), Mongo Aaltonen (Finland, percussions), Francoise Archanjo (Brazil, percussions), also well-known Estonian musicians – Rain Rämmal, Paul Daniel, Ain Agan, Ain Varts, Tõnis Leemets, Ivo Lille, Roland Rand, Markus Anthony Eermann, Julia Anstal, Meelis Sütt, Jürgen Urbanik and others. In 2017 the band participated in the Eurovision Song Contest Estonian Round (Eesti Laul) with the song “Make Love Not War” and made it to the semi-finals.
The band performs an enjoyable mix of jazz, funk, pop and world music. The name of the collective does not derive from the name of the author of the songs but, surprisingly, from the signature instrument “The Alvistar” which was built for Margus by an Italian instrument maker Enrico Passini (W&T Basses). The instrument carrying AFA’s music is bass guitar. However, AFA would not have been born had there not been the jazz singer Inga Kaare with her unique manners. Getting to know Inga inspired Margus to rearrange his ever-written songs into a new form and gave birth to a number of new tracks.
The concert starts at 9.30 p.m. and the café will be open from 9 p.m. You can book places and tables for the café, for additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrance is free of charge for everyone.