- Grand Prix
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.