Sat / 30 Jun / 18.15
Anni Elif, vocals, synthesizers; Pauli Lyytinen, tenor saxophone, EWI, live effects, drum machine; Olavi Louhivuori, drums; Joonas Saikkonen, sound
Since 2010, the release of their debut album, Elifantree have captivated audiences with their unique blend of improvisation and pop. The Helsinki-based band displayed prodigious talent already in 2012, when it appeared in Ljubljana at “The Best of 12 Points Festival”, a potential that has been fully harnessed on their new album and the spring tour of Europe. Having drawn comparisons to Kate Bush for her vocal style, the lead singer Anni Elif Egecioglu reveals herself as one of today’s most distinctive vocal artists. Elifantree’s signature take on jazz reflects influences that range from Bollywood music to Caribbean disco, fitting together into an enigmatic instrumental jigsaw of rhythms and sonorities.
“What a glorious, mad, brilliant display! If jazz went mad and invented a new kind of cake, this would be it.” Sound and Fury Music, UK
CD Park, admission free
CD Park (The Council of Europe Park, formerly known as The Kidrič Park)