Here is my new album “Talvine soojus” (“Winter warmth”) I’m proud to make music with such talented and sensitive musicians as Kalle Pilli (guitar), Joel Remmel (piano), Heikko Remmel (double bass), Ramuel Tafenau (drums). This album contains my own compositions along Kalle Pilli’s songs. We are inspired by jazz, pop, soul, blues.
My main idea was to achive a bright clear sound and carry a refined simiplicity in music, so the listeners could have enough space for their own feelings. All the songs are in estonian language, You can discover the melodic beauty of it! Fly away with us!
This summer Hedvig is performing with her trio at beautiful places on the seashore! Harbours, boat-houses, cafes, kurhauses with stunning view – enjoy concert with dinner and take a walk on the seaside.
Hedvig Hanson – vocal, Andre Maaker – guitar, Marti Tärn – bass
I’m glad to share my new album with You, it is the english version of my “Esmahetked” album, plus some very special bonus tracks, the songs that mean a lot to me – “Dream Of The Return” by Pat Metheny, “Someone Who Believes In You”, by Carole King, and “Feels Like The First Time”, by Beverly Craven. I’m proud to make music with such great musicians as Kristjan Randalu (piano), Andre Maaker (guitar), Ara Yaralyan (double-bass), Ahto Abner (drums) and Andi Pupato (percussion). Enjoy the blossoming and the music!
We’re in the middle of January, but in our souls the new Spring isn’t far away anymore. We’re planning our Summer Tour in July, with a passionate trio, playing world rhythms – flamenko, tango, bossanova! But if You can’t wait until July to hear us, You have a chance to surprize Your loved ones with Valentine’s Concert at the unique Kau Manor, February, 13th at 8 p.m. One of the Estonia’s best restaurants and a luxorious hotel, full on world’s colours, is waiting for You!
Hedvig and Andre will be touring this summer – 14 concerts in beautiful places all over Estonia. Tender female voice and impeccable guitar playing with the touch of jazz, soul, pop and flamenco will make your evening unforgettable!
Hedvig with WAF-choir. "White Gospel 2013". Photo: Stanislav Moshkov.
As you may have noticed, it’s been quite busy year for me! Not too much blogging recently… but some nice concerts instead. It was a real joy to perform with radiant WAF-choir together with great estonian singers Kaire Vilgats, Liis Lemsalu, Liisi Koikson, Tanel Padar, Ott Lepland and Rolf Roosalu! I did a tribute to my teenage-years hero Whitney Houston with the songs “Hold On, Help Is On The Way” and “I’m Every Woman”.
In November I had a nice concert with my quartet in Austria, Bad Goisern. The concert was recorded by the Austrian Radio ORF1 and was broadcasted in December 23rd. A link to the concert.
British journalist Stuart Garlick chats to Hedvig in Viljandi, a town in South of Estonia.
Hedvig Hanson (38) is an Estonian jazz singer. All her songs prominently feature expressions of emotion and closeness to nature. Hedvig got her first musical impressions from her mother, who listened soul and R&B music at home (Earth, Wind And Fire, Randy Crawford, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder etc.). According to her mother, Hedvig began to sing at the age of two…continue reading…