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S 20. Jul

“Big Band Theory”

20:00 - 21:30

Jakob Hurda saal, Eesti Rahva Muuseum

  • Music
  • Lisaprogramm


Uku Konsap Bigband’s concert “Big Band Theory” invites the listener on a journey through the intriguing, inspiring and emotion-filled world of big band music. Come experience music from all over the world in a wide variety of styles, You Will Not Regret It! Uku Konsap Bigband is a new wave big band sculpting the future of the Estonian music scene!

Uku Konsap Bigband’s “Big Band Theory” is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 side programme. Event will be held mostly in Estonian, but texts will have short English translations. Music is a unique language so everyone is welcome!

“Hey, Uku! Today’s rehearsal was crazy! A fantastic experience! A big thank you! I haven’t heard something so special in a long while.” – a message from a local music teacher and promoter after a rehearsal

“Your big band sounds so much more better than most of the Estonian big bands 😀 honestly top 3, if not top 2 in Estonia 😀” – audience feedback to a concert


One day, Uku Konsap woke up and wanted to do something cool. He thought for a while and came up with the idea of performing at his final exam with a big band. He called up all his friends🤙🏼 and there it was: a top-level group ready for action. The band was built from scratch in the following 5 months. The day of the exam came, the band stepped on stage for the very first time and played a wonderful and experience-rich half-hour of music. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, Uku Konsap Bigband was born.

The setlist🎶

Uku Konsap Bigband is back and thirstier than before 💦 They have prepared a new programme and will bring you the best of big band music from all around the world, from the Dominican Republic to Japan! You think that jazz is boring?? Come and see👀 the opposite.
You can expect:
Funk fuel and swing classics that’ll make your feet tap along even against your will
Heartwarming and soul-stirring ballads
Temperamental Latin American music
Humorous pop covers
Original compositions by young Estonian jazz composers

Who is Uku Konsap?🤔

In short, he is a poor IT student. To introduce him a bit more, he is an ambitious boy from Võru, who accidentally stumbled across saxophone🎷 at the age of 7 and has not looked back since. He continued his studies in Tartu and has now reached the IT bachelor’s program at University of Tartu, but still dedicates his free moments to music🎵. He has come to the understanding that “if you don’t do it yourself, then no one else will,” and therefore, he actively participates in organizing student life and promotes the music scene in Southern Estonia.

Concert is accessible to guests with disabilities, more info is available on the venue’s page:
Accompanying person can enter free of charge.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area:


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  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Partially accessible for the visually impaired
  • Partially accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Family friendly with a toddler


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