Jazzkaar Journal: Dianne Reeves, George Duke and Tallinn Shine
As Dianne Reeves noted with repeated gratitude, Skype was invented in Estonia. Nowadays, that kind of calling card catch phrase could open the door to an international flood of visitors. The 2011 Culture Capital festivities could mark a bright spot in Estonia's free history. Anne Erm and her team intend to make the most of the spotlight opportunity next year offers. "We are preparing a very special program of unique collaborations, both Estonians and others, to build bridges," said Erm. If 2010 was a final test run, 2011 looks very promising.
It will still be a few months before the "Culture Capital" wave hits or misses Tallinn's Old Town squares. The citizens' smiles and the sounds of new jazz already set a tone for the city and the era. It was fitting that on its most prominent nights, Jazzkaar 2010 was a global assembly. For at least a little while, in a timeless Baltic night, Tallinn was already a capital in the world of jazz.
Page 1: Ruth Sotnik
Page 2: Heiti Kruusmaa
Page 3: Mari Kadanik
Page 4, Jazztronik: Ruth Sotnik
Page 4, Nils Wogram Nostalgia Trio: Heiti Kruusma