“One of the most unique sounding vocal ensembles from Europe “
– Britt Quentin, M-Pact
Award-winning Estonian Voices are an a cappella vocal sextet that like to mix it up. Jazz, classical and folk styles all get their attention, with a repertoire of both original and traditional pieces – including a few pop hits.
Their clever style fuses playfulness with absolute technical mastery, bound together with a cheeky smile and a charming sprinkle of vocal artistry.
Their first gig was a pretty big deal: the Estonian Christmas Jazz Festival in 2011, which saw the group perform works arranged by Voorand. Following success of that show, it has gone on to perform across Estonia, as well as taking tours to Germany, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and China. Collaborators have included the Estonian Dream Big Band, jazz vocalist Datevik Hovanesian as well as former M-pact artistic director Britt Quentin. They also performed with New York Voices Christmas concert in 2013, and with Take 6 in 2016.
Estonian Voices released their first album Ole Hea (Be Good) in 2014, which won the Estonian Best Jazz Album of the year 2015. In 2016 they were awarded Best Jazz Artist in Estonia. They are currently recording their second album filled with folk songs, which is released in summer 2018.
Recently the group has made their debut UK performance opening the London A Cappella Festival at Kings Place in January 2018.