May 1, 2017

Touring Australia!

From 1-3rd of June Peedu Kass Momentum will be touring Australia, including performances at the Brisbane International Jazz Festival, JMI Live and Sandgate's "Music By The Sea".



October 29, 2016

Momentum touring Europe!

From 15-25th of November Peedu Kass Momentum will be touring Europe, including performances at the London Jazz Festival, the Music Village in Brussels, BIX Stuttgart and many others. Momentum released their debut album in April 2016. Here are the dates for the shows:

November 15 - London Jazz Festival, The Vortex Jazz Club, London (UK)
November 16 - The Music Village, Brussels (BE)
November 17 - Festival Jazzycolors, Hungarian culture Institute, Paris (FR)
November 18 - Festival Jazz Sur La Ville, Magalone, Marseille (FR)
November 19 - Festival Les Boréales, Camion Jazz,  Caen (FR)
November 20 - Le Neumünster, Luxembourg (LU)
November 25 - BIX Jazzclub, Stuttgart (DE)


August 21, 2016

Visit my official online store at 311.ee

Now you can easily order all my CD's from one site and have them posted wherever you like. Visit the store by clicking here.


August 1, 2016

Get the new CD!

The CD can be found digitally on iTunes, Amazon & CD Baby. For the real thing you can order yours at info(at)peedukass.com and we will mail you the CD around the globe!
If you're in Estonia, then the CD can be found at Rahva Raamat bookstore, Apollo bookstore, Terminal, Biit.Me, Philly Joe's Jazzclub and Viljandi Folk Music Center.

April 25, 2016

Record release and concert at Jazzkaar Festival

After 4 years of working as a trio, Peedu Kass Momentum new self-titled CD is out now! The CD was recorded and mixed at Nilento Studios in Gothenburg Sweden. Title photo by Kaupo Kikkas and sleeve design by Martin Pütsep.
Join us for our record release concert on 28th of April at Jazzkaar Festival, "Vaba Lava", Tallinn. Or come see us in Latvia on 30th of April at Vidzemes Koncertzale, Cesis.

March 1, 2016

Canadian tour

Peedu Kass Momentum touring the Canadian east coast this spring
18th March, festival "Jazz En Rafale", L'Astral, Montreal
20th March, Tartu College, Toronto
21th March, "Ehatare", Toronto

April 2, 2015

Peedu Kass Momentum performing at "JAZZAHEAD"

I'm happy to announce that "Peedu Kass Momentum" has been selected as the first Estonian band to perform at the world's biggest jazz showcase event "Jazzahead" in Bremen, Germany. This year a total of 16 European ensembles were granted the invitation to perform. Jazzahead is the annual meeting of the who-is-who in the jazz industry and features organizers and musicians from all over the world. Last year around 12500 people visited the event.
If you're coming to Bremen then come and hear us on the 25th of April at 2:00PM, Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
JAZZAHEAD


December 2, 2014

AERIE on tour and in the studio

In November I spent 2 weeks on the road with AERIE. We played Switzerland, Germany and Belgium and also recorded our first album at the end of the tour in the legendary Bauer Studios, Ludwigsburg. I felt very honoured to record there since this studio has produced some of the most spectacular records in the music history.
AERIE website
Bauer Studios post


November 18, 2014

New album and US tour with Brian Melvin Modern Times

Brian Melvin Modern Times released a new record and celebrated it with a tour in the United States of America. The Estonian-American line-up played a total of 8 shows in New York and San Francisco. We were lucky to perform at the renowned jazzclub Smalls as well as the NYU jazz department.
Website

Record on iTunes and Spotify




October 12, 2014

Tree Stones Quartet in Prague

Performing at Jazz Dock with the "all-Baltic" Tree Stones Quartet today in Prague, Czech Republic.


September 1, 2014

Marten Kuningas & "The Practical Man"

We spent the whole summer recording Marten Kuningas' second album "Practical Man". Lots of love, joy and good memories we're left into this record! Check our videos and find us on iTunesand Spotify
Morning television
Vilnius Temperature


March 20, 2014

New album with "Tree Stones Quartet"

Tree Stones Quartet is a collective of some of the best Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian musicians who have already gained international notice. Drummer Kaspars Kurdeko (Latvia), pianist Dmitrij Golovanov (Lithuania), saxophonist Kestutis Vaiginis (Lithuania) and Peedu Kass form a strong quartet where the jazz tradition meets the modern day. In the previous 2 years they have performed in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Europe Jazz Media featured us in their monthly top!
Find us on Spotify, iTunes and Facebook


February 2, 2014

Estonian Jazz Anniversary Gala

On the 1st of February the Estonian Jazz Union celebrated their 10th birhday. A beautiful gala concert took place in the Theatre No99 hall and the event was also recorded by the national television. Amongst 12 different lineups was also the Peedu Kass Momentum.
Here's a video reminder of the concert:


June 12, 2013

New project, TWICE TWICE performing at JuuJääb festival


Check out the festivals webpage

May 12, 2012

"Armada" album review in the biggest Estonian newspaper – "Postimees"

Margus Haav has written a comprehensive review for the album "Armada". We got 4 points out of 5, which I suppose is a great result for an improvised music record :)
Postimees, 12th of May edition (in Estonian)


May 9, 2012

Performing at Harpa Hall, Reykjavik with EJO

First EJO reunion concert on 13.05.2012 at the brand new Harpa hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.


May 1, 2012

Good times with "Aces of Basses" @ festival Jazzkaar

The annual "Jazzkaar" festival in Tallinn has just ended. I was lucky to be a part of the crew this year, helping out with presenting and announcing the shows. We were supposed to warm up for Christian McBride trio with "Aces of Basses", but due to a car accident in Poland, Christian and his band missed their flight, so we became the "main act" for the evening. Led by Raul Vaigla, the quintet with 4 basses and drums, put up a good show. Thanks a lot to Raul Vaigla, Mihkel Mälgand, Mai Jõgi and Reigo Ahven for the memorable performance with "Aces of Basses".


Photo Rainer Ojaste

April 20, 2012

EJO Reconnected with Hayden Powell and Eyolf Dale
aka "Moor International Jazz"

Thanks to everybody who came out to hear us in Oslo, Cologne and Rotterdam! I had a wonderful time playing with my Norwegian mates Hayden Powell (trumpet) and Eyolf Dale (piano). It was great to a be a part of this tour and share the dates with Pablo Held Trio (Germany) and Marike van Dijk Quartet (the Netherlands). Thanks to Martin Røen from "Swinging-Europe" for organizing and pulling this off. Read more about EJO Reconnected.
Some fine video memories from the tour:
Flue Pipe
Jasper

April 9, 2012

Cool tour with Niklas Winter trio

Just got back after a nice tour with Niklas Winter Trio. Had lots of fun with Niklas (guitar) and Toomas Rull (drums). Extra big thanks goes to all the people in Mariehamn, Åland. It was my first time to visit the Åland Islands and it left me a great impression. We played 4 concerts -Tartu and Tallinn in Estonia, and Turku and Mariehamn in Finland. Here's a short excerpt from the live at Tartu.

March 24, 2012

"7 Fragments" premiered by ERSO & Risto Joost

The Estonian National Symphony Orhcestra premiered "7 fragments" for symphony orchestra. A piece that was commissioned by "Eesti Muusika Päevad". Thank you very much ERSO, Risto Joost, "Eesti Muusika Päevad", Riin Eensalu, Ülo Krigul and Tõnu Kõrvits!


Mach 11, 2012

Some amazing music happening with Carl Winther

Just got back from a Latvian tour with Carl Winther Quartet and some absolutely amazing music was happening. Thank you Deniss, Carl, Ivars, both Janises and Linda. See/hear for yourself:
Sad Eyes in Palanga
The Falcon
Naima

February 27, 2012

Latvian tour with Carl Winther Quartet

I will be touring in Latvia next week with Carl Winther's Quartet. Carl is an amazing piano player from Denmark. Besides piano and bass, there will be two latvian heavyweights on this one, including Deniss Paskevich (sax) and Ivars Arutyunyan (drums).
Check out the Facebook page

February 25, 2012

New tunes and videos

I finally got the chance to upload some new music and videoclips on this site. You will find them under "Music" and "Media".

January 20, 2012

New CD release: "Armada"

I'm extremely excited to announce, that "Armada" has been released! It's an impro record I recorded last summer with fellow co-leaders Raun Juurikas (kbd, sampling) and Andre Maaker (gtr). Available in iTunes, Amazon and Estonian record shops. CD was released under Paw Marks Music, which is the label run by Andre Maaker and me.
You can listen back to the Estonian Radio premiers here: Vikeraadio Õhtujazz & Klassikaraadio.
Check out the trailer:



December 1, 2011

Powell-Kass-Järmyr Trio on tour in Estonia

Hayden Powell and I met while playing with the European Jazz Orchestra 2011. We decided to continue playing together and form a band. We are teamed up with the swedish master drummer Tomas Järmyr. Our first concert was in Oslo this summer, and this time we are playing 3 shows in Tallinn, Estonia. Hayden Powell - trumpet, Norway ; Tomas Järmyr - drums, Sweden ; PK - double bass
4.12 19:00 @ Teatri Puhvet
5.12 22:00 @ cafe Wabadus
9.12 22:00 @ No99 jazz club


November 19, 2011

Touring baltics with "Stereo Drums" (LT-LV-EST)

Finally there's a band which features musicians from all the Baltic countries! Please welcome "Stereo Drums." We all met in Latvia this summer and Leonardas ended up booking two drummers for the same gig. The first concert was a blast(!), so I'm very looking forward for this upcoming tour!
Stereo Drums is:
Leonardas Pilkauskas - saxophone
Kaspars Kurdeko - drums
Ivars Arutyunyan - drums
PK - double bass
20.11 @ Sasha Song Jazz Club, Vilnius, Lithuania
21.11 @ Soul Box, Vilnius, Lithuania
22.11 @ Kaunas, Lithuania
23.11 @ club "Piens", Riga, Latvia
24.11 @ jazz restaurant "Parks", Valmiera, Latvia
25.11 @ Endla jazz club, Pärnu, Estonia
26.11 @ DAD Cafe, Riga, Latvia

October 14, 2011

Peedu joins Markbass!

It's official! Peedu Kass joins the Markbass family and is now endorsing amps and cabinets by this great Italian company! Thousand thanks to Estonian Markbass representatitves Arvi Redi and Vello Kuura from the "Muusik" shop.
ARTIST'S LINK ON MARKBASS SITE

September 23, 2011

Concert with Django Bates & Stormchaser band

Had a great time working and playing with Django Bates, Josefine Lindstrand and the Stormchaser band featuring an all Estonian line-up. We had 5 days of heavy rehearsals and played concerts in Viljandi "Pärismusmuusika ait" and at the European Jazz Network meeting in Tallinn. Thank you Estonian Jazz Union, Tallinn 2011, Jazzkaar, Jaak Sooäär and Django Bates for making this happen!

February 15, 2011

album "Home" now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and many more!

You can finally buy and listen to "Peedu Kass 005" debut album "Home" on:
iTunes
Spotify

February 13, 2011

Two new albums released with Peedu as sideman

Toomas Rull's "Eesti Hääled 2"

PK on double bass and electric bass, aswell as two string quartet arrangements.
Also check: www.toomasrull.com

Rebecca Kontus "Võin ma tulla"

PK on double bass. Aswell as arrangements for tracks "Jeesus võta mu käed" and "Kui ma imetlen su pühadust"
Also check: www.rebeccakontus.com

April 30, 2010

"Peedu Kass 005" album "Home" out now!

The debut album of "Peedu Kass 005" entitled "Home" was released in April 2010 on Julm Records. The album features 10 original compositions performed by the quintet featuring: Raul Sööt and Danel Aljo on saxophones, Eduard Akulin on trombone, Eno Kollom on drums and Peedu Kass on double bass.

Buy the CD online:
iTunes
LASERING


April 26, 2010

Young Jazz Talent 2010 award issued by the Jazzkaar festival in cooperation with Elion and the Estonian Jazz Union goes to Peedu Kass!


Photo by Mats Õun

Estonian Jazz awards were presented to musicians for the fourth time. The main prize – Elion Jazz Award – was granted to saxophone player Raivo Tafenau, who has decorously represented Estonian jazz also abroad. The Young Jazz Talent award was presented to the 24-year-old bassist Peedu Kass and the Jazz Promoter award went to the organizer of jazz life in Narva - Boris Paršin.