"One of the most unique sounding vocal ensembles from Europe "
- Britt Quentin, M-Pact
"Vocal ensemble with its own clear recognizable face"
- Peter Karlsson, The Real Group
"They create a very particular sound, the infividuality of the arrangements is striking and much to be commended"
- Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill
Kadri Voorand – alto
Mikk Dede – tenor
Mirjam Dede – soprano
Maria Väli – soprano
Rasmus Erismaa – baritone
Aare Külama – bass
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. In summer 2018 they released their second album Taat läks lolliks (An old man lost his marbles) wich is mostly influenced by estonian folk music. It won the Estonian Best Jazz Album of the year 2018.