Kadri Voorand Quartet

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Kadri Voorand Quartet - Jazz Electro Melodic Live Act in Tallinn

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Kadri Voorand Quartet

Kadri Voorand - vocals, piano, electronic effects
Virgo Sillamaa - guitars
Taavo Remmel - double bass
Ahto Abner - drums

"She is experimental, fun and appears on stage with incredible level of energy." (Jan Granlie/Jazznytt 29.04.2012)

Phillip Woolever from allaboutjazz.com has written, "Voorand's interpretations ranged from whispers, jests and romantic murmurs to smooth, intimate storytelling. Even untranslated language was clear."

"What is distinctive about a Voorand performance is its dual commitment to the written word and to wordless improvisation. Voorand’s relationship to words is that of a skilled actress in dramatic recitation, but she frequently abandoned words and turned her airy soprano voice into a wailing, scatting instrument." (Thomas Conrad/ JazzTimes New York)

The group consists of the vocalist Kadri Voorand, who also plays the piano, uses electronic effects and additional instruments, kalimba, melodica and glockenspiel, together with Virgo Sillama on guitars and Taavo Remmel on double bass, Ahto Abner on drums.

The music of the quartet grew out of the former band Kadri Voorand Trio, who has been popular among both estonian and non-estonian speaking audience. There has been several radio broadcasts, including through European Broadcast Union. Trio has given concerts also in USA, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Russia and many more. Album "Kosmogooniline etüüd" (Cosmogonic etude), which was selected to the TOP 10 of European Jazz Magazines chart.

Kadri Voorand is a young jazz singer and composer, who's original music and expression has brought her a number of prizes and performances in Estonia as well as abroad. 2015 she was given the Award of the Best Jazz Musician of the Year by Danske Bank at this years Jazzkaar festival. This year she also won the Best Jazz Album of the Year in Estonia. 2014 she was given a prominent Estonian Music Council Award. She has also been awarded with The Young Jazz Talent Award of the Year 2008. Year 2012 she was the soloist with the EBU European Jazz Orchestra touring Europe. During last couple of years she appeared with her original music in many festivals and clubs for example in USA, England, Ukraine, Russia, Finland, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Norway and many more.
She has recorded several albums both with some of the best jazz musicians in Estonia and abroad, for example Anthony Branker's modern jazz album “Dance Music” in USA. Besides collaboration with many other musicians, she also leads her own quintet feat. Jussi Kannaste and a cappella vocal sextet Estonian Voices. Taavo Remmel and Kadri are both teaching members of the Jazz faculty in the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Kadri being the youngest member of the faculty.

Kadri Voorand Quartet

Kadri Voorand - vocals, piano, electronic effects
Virgo Sillamaa - guitars
Taavo Remmel - double bass
Ahto Abner - drums

"She is experimental, fun and appears on stage with incredible level of energy." (Jan Granlie/Jazznytt 29.04.2012)

Phillip Woolever from allaboutjazz.com has written, "Voorand's interpretations ranged from whispers, jests and romantic murmurs to smooth, intimate storytelling. Even untranslated language was clear."

"What is distinctive about a Voorand performance is its dual commitment to the written word and to wordless improvisation. Voorand’s relationship to words is that of a skilled actress...

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Media

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Origin

  • Tallinn EE