Kadi Vija

“My music gives the audience a journey into my thoughts, beliefs, values and history.” – Kadi Vija

Kadi Vija (b. 1985, EST/FIN) has a long background in vocal jazz improvisation and defines herself primarily as a vocal instrumentalist. Vija’s music explores sounds from modernism, jazz and electronics, as well as a deep fascination with rhythmic variety.

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Yuri Honing:
 An impeccable voice control combined with a chrystal clear voice produces a talent with a serious future.

Greg Osby:
 The primary element that struck me immediately was the presence, energy and quality of her sound. Very rarely have I encountered a vocalist who has been able to develop such a personal and unique sound at such an early stage in their musical careers. Her most profound assets also include excellent rhythm, good understanding of harmony and melody, a very strong stage presence and a very well defined compositional approach. She also has a very creative way of developing solos that reflects a strong balance of thinking and intuition.

Jason Palmer:
 She is a refreshing, dynamic, thought-provoking, human nightingale with a sense of improvisational prowess that proves well beyond her years.
I can recall a clinic back in 2000 when Christian McBride said something that has always resonated with me and my belief in this music we call jazz

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