From October 16th to November 4th pianist, composer and improviser Andy Emler invites his listeners in Estonia, Latvia and Finland to a dreamlike immersion in his own solo fantasia on Maurice Ravel. Bassist Claude Tchamitchian and drummer Eric Echampard will join on the last week of the tour, to perform a few concerts with the lyrical and acclaimed Andy Emler Trio.  This Baltic Odyssey will reach its peak in a burst of Franco-Finnish musical delights on November 1st and 3rd in Helsinki and Espoo. On these dates Mikko Innanen and a good crowd of his fellow leading musicians will join forces with the Gallic trio to celebrate twenty years of Vapaat äänet’s tours.

Andy Emler_portrait by Sylvain Gripoix - Copy

Andy Emler / portrait by Sylvain Gripoix

Andy Emler “My Own Ravel” on tour
ESTONIA Eesti Kontsert
16/10 Viljandi, Pärimusmuusika Ait
17/10 Alatskivi Castle / “Muusika Eestimaale”
18/10 Jõgeva, Kulttuurikeskus / “Muusika Eestimaale”
LATVIA  French Institute in Latvia
19/10 Valka, Music School
20/10 Valmiera, Cultural House
21/10 Valmiera, Music School / master class
23/10 Luznava, Manor house
24/10 Cesvaine, Music and Arts School
FINLAND kiertuetiedote suomeksi
25/10 Salo, Veturitalli, Salon taidemuseo
26/10 Pori, Palmgren konservatorio / Validi Karkia -klubi
28/10 Loviisa, Keskus Centralen / with Claude Tchamitchian
01/11 Helsinki, Malmitalo / with Gourmet ” Cosmopolitan Sideshow”
Vapaat äänet Twenty Years -concert #1
04/11 Jyväskylä, Siltasali / solo + JAO workshop band

Andy Emler-Claude Tchamitchian-Eric Echampard-trio
30/10 Tallinn, Kumu museum / Jazzkaar Autumn season
FINLAND kiertuetiedote suomeksi
31/10 Jyväskylä, Siltasali
02/11 Joensuu, konservatorio
03/11 Espoo, Sellosali / with Mikko Innanen 10+
Vapaat äänet Twenty Years -concert #2

Tour production: La compagnie aime l’air
Tour booking and tour management: Vapaat äänet
Tour support: Adami, Spedidam, Sacem, Institut Francais
in Patnership with the AJC

Solid trio, liquid Jazz / Andy Emler trio in Tallinn, April 2013, review by Rute Barbedo