Kadi Quartet

(FIN)

Kadi Quartet is a modern Finnish jazz quartet founded by a vocalist Kadi Vija. Quartet’s music has taken influences from various music styles. Kadi Quartet’s leader Kadi Vija is a student at Sibelius Academy jazz department. She considers herself as one of the instrumentalists among other band members and in her solos she tests her boundaries harmonically, melodically and rhythmically. The quartet’s pianist Mikael Myrskog, also a student of Sibelius Academy jazz department, is strongly individual, experimental and playful soloist. Because of the long history of playing together, the bassist Pasi Toivanen and the drummer Tomi Saikkonen guarantee the strong foundation, on which it’s easy to built strong grooves, wistful harmonic colors and everything between them, but first of all its own sound of Kadi Quartet.

In summer 2012 Kadi’s enchanting voice and quartet’s energetic performance made a big impression, so the band was invited to record a studio track for a national Finnish radio show called Jatsofrenia, which introduces young promising jazz talents to the large audience. Kadi Quartet has also performed in such famous jazz festivals as Pori Jazz, Jazz Espa and Winter Jazz (Estonia).

Lineup

Name
Instrument
Myrskog Mikael
piano
Saikkonen Tomi
drums
Toivanen Pasi
bass
Vija Kadi
vocals

Performances in 2013

Date
Time
Venue
15.07.2013
20.00
Klubi-Klubben Garden