Young Vocalists Competition 2006
Young Vocalists Contest 2006 prize winners:
1. Susana Raya (Spain)
2. Daiva Starinskaite (ithuania)
3. Kadri Voorand (Estonia)
Audience favorite: Ferhat Öz (Turkey)
Susana Raya – Pori Jazz (Finland), Turku Jazz (Finldand), Kaunas Jazz (Lithuania)
Daiva Starinskaite – Turku Jazz (Finland), Rigas Ritmi (Latvia), Jazzkaar (Estonia)
Kadri Voorand – Lady Summertime contest (Finland), “Nardis” jazz club (Turkey), Ladies In Jazz in Haapsalu (Estonia),
Marvi Vallaste – Ladies In Jazz in Haapsalu (Estonia)
Recording in Paris with Ted Curson - Daiva Starinskaite & Ferhat Öz
(Photo: Kätlin Sandvik)
International Young Vocalists Competition 2006
Saturday, June 18
The aim of competition is to give young jazz singers new opportunities to perform
The prizes are performances at diffenrent festivals: Jazzkaar, Pori Jazz, Turku Jazz, Rigas Ritmi, Kaunas Jazz etc.
Best Estonian female vocalist will enter the finals of Lady Summertime contest in Finland.
Participants are at age 18-35.
At finals each contestant will perform 2 songs, preferably of different nature.
2006 finalists are:
Marvi Vallaste (Estonia)
Kadri Voorand (Estonia)
Ele Raik (Estonia)
Noora Pohjola (Finland)
Kristina Smite (Latvia)
Daiva Starinskaite (Lithuania)
Susana Raya (Spain)
Ferhat Öz (Turkey)
Siim Aimla – saxophone; band leader
Viktors Ritovs – keyboards, piano
Mihkel Mälgand – double base
Ahto Abner -drums
International jury members representing: festivals Pori Jazz, Turku Jazz, Jazzkaar, Kaunas Jazz, Rigas Ritmi, Ladies In Jazz, singers competition Lady Summertime, jazz magazine “Jazzirytmit”, Istanbul Nardis Jazzclub.