Kirke Karja, doctoral student in jazz music at the EAMT is the first woman to win the Gaslini Award as the best jazz talent of the future.

Kirke Karja is an exceptional jazz musician and composer very well known despite her very young age, known for having played with many important musicians and also as president of the Estonian Jazz Association. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with a degree in classical piano and a master’s degree in jazz. She also studied freelance composition and improvisation and is currently pursuing a PhD at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, working as a freelance musician. In 2014 she received the Young Jazz Talent Award. In 2019 she was selected to participate in the Criss Cross European tour.

Kirke will perform on the evening of 29 July 2021 in Piazza La Quara with Federico Calcagno.

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