Peedu Kass

July 17, 2012 

Kass received his Bachelor degree at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and is currently studying at the Master’s program of the renowned Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. With multiple influences, Kass has been an active member of the baltic jazz and contemporary music scene since winning the acclaimed 2006 Sony Jazz Stage Competition at the age of 20, held in Riga, Latvia. Peedu has been often featured with the ECM protégé Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, performing and premiering contemporary classical music throughout Europe. Kass leads several bands, including his quintet with three horns, bass and drums, which is often summoned to represent Estonian contemporary jazz music. Peedu has been awarded with the prestigious Elion Young Jazz Talent prize. His career has taken him to record dates with grammy award winners Mark Gross and Antonio Hart, as well as playing with Django Bates, Lonnie Liston Smith, Tony Allen and the European Jazz Orchestra 2011.