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 6th International Happy Big Band Weekend 19th-22nd of March 2020 in Tartu and Tallinn, Estonia.
Star of this weekend will be Mr. Renars Lacis - conductor, saxophonist and teacher from Latvia. Our important international guest will be Ventspils Big Band from Latvia (leader of the band Renars Lacis), soloists Denisa Darziece and Jason Hunter (trumpet, EST/USA). Second important guest will be Finnish Youth All Star Big Band, conductor Antti Rissanen, completed of best Finnish youth jazzstudents. Third guest will be Sigulda Big Band also from Latvia.
On our concert in Tallinn will participate Viimsi Music School Jazzband, G.Ots Music School Big Band, TalTech Big Band.
From local forces will help us Tartu Levimuusikaorkester and Big Band of Eller Music Shool. Big Band Tartu as organizer has pleasure to work with Mr. Renars Lacis and prepare a program of Latvian music.
Finnish Youth All Star Big Band, conductor Antti Rissanen
Program of Happy Big Band Weekend:
Thu 19.03.2020 at 19 - Happy Big Band Weekend Dance Night
in Club of Tartu Kammivabrik (Teguri 26, Tartu)
Big Band Tartu, soloist Kreet Stubender
Fri 20.03.2020 at 19 - Happy Big Band Weekend concert in Tallinn
in Hall of TalTech (Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn)
Viimsi Music School Jazzband, conductor Maret Melesk
G.Ots Music School Big Band, conductor Kristina Bianca Rantala
TalTech Big Band, conductors Teet Raik and Kristina Bianca Rantala
Finnish Youth All Star Big Band, conductor Antti Rissanen, Bob Mintzer music in program
Sat 21.03.2020 at 15 - on the bridge of Estonian National Museum
Sigulda Big Band, conductor Vilnis Boitmanis
Tartu Levimuusikaorkester, conductor Aigor Post
Soome Noorte All Star Big Band, conductor Antti Rissanen, Bob Mintzer music in program
Sun 22.03.2020 at 12 - on the bridge of Estonian National Museum
Elleri Music School Big Band, conductor Tanel Aavakivi
Big Band Tartu, guestconductor Renars Lacis (LAT), soloist Kreet Stubender, program with good Latvian music
Ventspils Big Band, conductor Renars Lacis, soloists Denisa Darzniece and Jason Hunter (trumpet, EST/USA)
Workshops in Vanemuine Theatre, grand building, rehearsal hall no.3
Additional information: Toomas Peterson, +3725188010, toomas
Thanks for support: City of Tartu, Eesti Kultuurkapital, Estonian National Museum, TalTech ÜE