Trio HLK feat. Evelyn Glennie
Pioneering solo percussionist, two-time Grammy Award winner Dame Evelyn Glennie joins jazz trio HLK. The Scottish improvising ensemble comprises Richard Harrold (piano and composer), Ant Law (guitar) and Richard Kass (drums).
Their music pulls apart jazz standards into fragments that are at times shimmering and cerebral, at others thunderous and visceral. Intricate and harmonious rhythms meet with a veritable battery of percussion instruments played by Glennie to deliver a performance that is an interactive tour de force.
Evelyn Glennie, percussions
Richard Harrold, piano
Ant Law, guitar
Richard Kass, drums
Kadri Voorand in Duo with Mihkel Mälgand
Estonian jazz vocalist and composer Kadri Voorand uses her improvisational skills and original expression to create a wide range of contemporary jazz, meantime maintaining her roots using folk elements with her small group, the trio composing for Estonian poetry, or combining contemporary harmonies with the rhythmics of latin and R&B music when composing for her large band.
In 2017 she was awarded by Estonian Music Awards as the Best Female Artist of the Year and her album “Armupurjus” (“Love Intoxication”) was given the Award of the Best Jazz Album of the Year. In 2015 she was given the Award of the Best Jazz Musician of the Year by Danske Bank. In 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. 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 quartet and a cappella vocal sextet Estonian Voices.
Mihkel Mälgand is one of the most active bass players in Estonia. Together with Kadri they have formed a duo, playing mostly original music, skillfully composed material for piano, bass and voice that’s open for improvisation, illustrated with ambient electronic effects, while using both Estonian poetry and original texts.
Kadri Voorand, vocals, piano
Mihkel Mälgand, bass
Duration approx. 3h, including intermission.