HAPPY BIG BAND WEEKEND 9-10.04.20 in Tartu and Tallinn
Sat 09.04 at 20 in jazzclub Philly Joe's Tallinn, Sat 09.04 at 15 and Sun 10.04 at 13 in bridge of Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia), international guests Jievaras Jasinskis (LIT) and Kaunas Big Band (LIT)
Jievaras Jasinskis, photo Mantas Zinkevièius
Big Band Tartu met a lot of guest conductors and other big bands during all the years of activity, with whom we continued to communicate. So we know our sommon interests, wish to lissen and share eachothers music and ideas, like to meet and study something new. Thatfor we organize 8th International Happy Big Band Weekend 9-10th of April 2022 in Tartu and Tallinn, Estonia.

Star of this weekend will be Mr. Jievaras Jasinskis - conductor, trombonist and composer from Lithuania, who will take with him his orchestra Kaunas Big Band. Of course we waited here much more foreign guests, but the covid-situation didn't allow others to come.

From our Estonian friends will participate big-bands of different music schools of Estonia - Eller Big Band, conductor Tanel Aavakivi, Jazzband of Viimsi Music School, conductor Maret Melesk and Otsa Kooli Big Band, conductor Bianca Rantala. 

From local forces will help us Big Band Tartu as organizer, who has the pleasure and honour to perform with Mr. Jievaras Jasinskis, playing his and other Lithuanian pieces. 
Otsa Kooli Big Band, conductor Bianca Rantala

Program of Happy Big Band Weekend:

Sat 09.04.2022 at 15 with free entrance
On bridge of Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia)
ELLER BIG BAND, conductor Tanel Aavakivi
Soloists Gloria Jörberg, Eleanora Rõõmusoks, Mirjam Aavakivi, Janelle Pütt, Merit Lutsar and Kristjan Hägblom
In program: compsitions of students of Heino Eller - Uno Naissoo, Aarne Oidi and Valter Ojakäär - all legend of Estonian jazz and pop.
JAZZBAND OF VIIMSI MUSIC SCHOOL, conductor Maret Melesk
OTSA KOOLI BIG BAND, conductor Bianca Rantala
Soloists Nikita Korzoun, Natalja Zaugarova etc
In program best pieces from Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald etc

Sat 09.04.2022 at 20 in jazzclub Philly Joe’s in Tallinn
tickets 15€, for students 5€
KAUNAS BIG BAND (Lithuania), conductor Jievaras Jasinskis
In program: Tribute to Chick Corea

Sun 10.04.2022 at 13, with free entrance
On bridge of Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, Estonia)
BIG BAND TARTU, conductor Jievaras Jasinskis (Lithuania)
Soloist Kreet Stubender
In program: music of Jievaras Jasinskis and other Lithuanian composers
KAUNAS BIG BAND (Lithuania), conductor Jievaras Jasinskis
In program: Tribute to Chick Corea
Kauno bigbendas, photo Evaldas Virkietis


Additional information: Toomas Peterson, 5188010, toomas

Thanks for support: 
City of Tartu, Eesti Kultuurkapital, Estonian National Museum
Festival is organized in cooperation with European Capitals of Culture

NGO Laulu- ja pillimänguselts Con Vivo, Aiandi tee 3-29, Lohkva, 62207 Tartumaa, Estonia, e-mail convivo, phones +372 518 8010