Kadri Voorand | © Jake Farra Kadri Voorand | © Jake Farra
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Kadri Voorand & Mihkel Mälgand

Kadri Voorand & Mihkel Mälgand

Kadri Voorand: piano, vocal | Mihkel Mälgand: bass | The charismatic Estonian singer, songwriter and pianist Kadri Voorand in duet with bassist Mihkel Mälgand creates a painting of sounds in large format. Hereby her spectrum ranges from acoustic folk pop to R&B and electro to vocal jazz and onomatopoeic improvisation with her many qualities coming to full show: her expressive, energetic, imaginative and smooth vocals as well as her original and humorous songwriting. Everything that was captured as a “snapshot” in time in the studio in 2020 on her award-winning ACT debut album “In Duo with Mihkel Mälgand,” can now be heard live and in full flow in Salzburg.

Artist biography Kadri Voorand

In her homeland Estonia Kadri Voorand is already a star winning the “Estonian Music Awards” as best female artist as well as for best jazz album in 2020. She has also been honoured for her producing – acknowledgement of her special sense of contemporary vocal aesthetic combined with a sensitive use of electronic effects and loops. Voorand sang in her mother’s folk music ensemble already as a child and learnt to play the classic piano before going on to study jazz at the academies in Tallinn and Stockholm. She quickly proved her virtuosity and versatility not only with her own projects but also in the a capella vocal sextet “Estonian Voices” as well as with compositions for film chamber choirs and classic orchestra.


Artist biography Mikhel Mälgand

Bass guitarist Mihkel Mälgand, ever-trenchant, sometimes reminiscent of Jaco Pastorius, is one of the most active and internationally successful musicians of the Estonian jazz scene. A member of more than 20 Baltic bands including the Estonian Dream Big Band, the Alexey Kruglov Trio and the Megan Quartet, Mälgand has also already played with Nils Landgren, Dave Liebman and Kurt Elling. In 2021 the 45-year-old won the Danish Jazz Award. He has been working with Kadri Voorand for many years and they have been performing as a duo at festivals all over the world for years. For their joint album, Mälgand composed and arranged several of the songs.