Kadri Voorand & Johanna Summer

Museum Tinguely
© act / gregor hohenberg
Friday, 22 September

Without a doubt, Jakob Manz and Johanna Summer are among the most highly regarded discoveries in young German jazz in recent years. Now they enter into an intimate, open and dazzling dialogue as a duo. With his Jakob Manz Project, the young saxophonist Manz shows himself first and foremost to be a passionate representative of contemporary jazz-rock with "amazingly sophisticated, powerful, soulfully funky grooving music," as Jazzthing wrote. That he also masters the quiet, lyrical tones, he now shows in the interplay with Johanna Summer, born in 1995. With Summer, nothing happens for the sake of effect; everything is in the spirit of musical storytelling, with a far-sighted eye for dramaturgy, dynamics, and harmony.
Manz and Summer have known and appreciated each other since their time together in the talent factory of the Bundesjugendjazzorchester. And the fact that they became part of the ACT label family—practically at the same time, in 2020—ensured that their paths kept crossing until they finally appeared on stage as a duo in October 2021. And in this constellation, a special magic and freedom emerged in their interplay that can probably only be created as a duo. Manz and Summer create their own musical universe, sometimes tender and fragile, sometimes rhythmically gripping, sometimes thrillingly melodic.
The music of Estonian singer and composer Kadri Voorand moves at the intersection of jazz, pop, and folk. She is a national star in her home country and performs regularly in major concert halls. She was named "Young Cultural Personality of the Year" by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid—just one of the many awards she has received in her homeland, including the "Estonian Music Award." And even beyond Estonian borders, the young artist is attracting more and more attention in clubs and at festivals in the Baltic States, Scandinavia, Germany, and Southern and Eastern Europe, among other places. Voorand learned to play music at an early age as a violinist in her mother's folk ensemble. At age 5, she began to study classical piano, and at age 6 she already wrote her first songs. As a teenager, she put together an a cappella band, for which she also wrote and arranged—her first step towards improvised music. Voorand's whole focus quickly moved to concerts and recordings with her own highly diverse and virtuosically performed songs.
Tickets are CHF 50.40-70.80.


Museum Tinguely
Paul Sacher-Anlage 2
4002 Basel

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