Thursday, August 27 at 19:00 Swedish St Michael’s Church

Marianne Leibur (vocals), Joel Remmel (piano), Janno Trump (bass)


Linda-Anette Verte (violin), Katariina Maria Kits (violin), Ann Mäekivi (viola)
Marcel Johannes Kits (cello)

Chamber Jazz Concert

MARIANNE LEIBUR is a young singer and violinist, who is currently studying for a Master’s degree at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and last year she furthered her skills at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. At the Uno Naissoo Composing Competition held last spring, she won first place with the song “Tin Soldier”. At the Riga Jazz Stage international competition in 2019, M. Leibur won first place and the special prize of the renowned Latvian composer maestro Raimonds Pauls. Last December, the singer released her first album, which was awarded the nomination “Debut Album of the Year” at the Estonian Music Awards. She was recently awarded the “Young Jazz Talent 2020” award.

JOEL REMMEL is one of the most unique and valued pianists of the younger generation in Estonia. He has been actively involved in the local jazz landscape for more than ten years, collaborating with almost all Estonian and numerous foreign top musicians. For almost 9 years, J. Remmel has led the ensemble Joel Remmel Trio. During this time, four studio albums have been released – “Snow Crystal” (2012), “More Than Fishermen” (2014), “Some Things Never Change” (2016) and “Sharp” (2019). Joel’s recognizable piano playing is also heard on nearly 25 other records, which are mainly recorded with Estonian musicians. In 2011, Joel was credited as the “Young Jazz Talent”, this spring he was awarded the title “Jazz Musician of the Year”. In 2013-14, he participated in a pan-European concert tour as part of the European Jazz Orchestra. In cooperation with both Estonian and foreign musicians, Joel’s piano playing has reached not only European audiences but also listeners from Russia, the USA, China and Japan. In addition to the busy schedule of an active musician, Joel is also a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Georg Ots Tallinn Music School.

JANNO TRUMP is one of the most esteemed bassists of the younger generation in Estonia, especially as a jazz musician, but has also played and recorded records with a wide variety of pop and rock artists. He has written music for smaller jazz ensembles as well as for big band and is the leader of the jazz-funk orchestra JT Conception. In April 2017, J. Trump won the “Young Jazz Talent” award from the Jazzkaar festival. In addition to the Marianne Leibur Trio, he currently actively supports the performances of many other bands as well with his bass playing – Karl-Erik Taukar Big Band, Sofia Rubina Band, Linda Kanter Quartet, Funkifize, Maarja Aarma MA, Late’s 5, The Swingin ‘Sisters & Band and others.