Contestant

Peedu Kass

Estonia

  • Grand Prix

Bio

Bassist Peedu Kass moves and grooves with the top names in the Estonian jazz scene. Awarded with the prestigious Elion Young Jazz Talent prize, crowning the release of "Home", his debut album as a leader, Peedu's reputation as Tallinn's first call bassplayer has grown rapidly. Starting out on electric bass in his late teens, his short career has taken him to record dates with grammy award winners Mark Gross and Antonio Hart, as well as playing with Django Bates, Lonnie Liston Smith and Tony Allen.

Kass studied double bass at the Tallinn Georg Ots Music College as well as the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. He received his Bachelor degree at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and is currently studying at the Master's program of the renowned Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Besides lessons with Estonian and Finnish greats, Peedu has been coached by Matt Penman, Mats Eilertsen, Thomas Morgan, Ulf Krokfors and Anders Jormin among many others.