MACHINA FAUST (a new documentary by director Kaupo Kruusiauk)

According to director Kaupo Kruusiaugu, he was inspired by the fierce character and independence of Maria Faust. “I wanted to take a closer look at the price of creative uncompromisingness and a sensitive social nerve,” said Kruusiauk. “How does creativity spring from personal life? In addition, the theme of the film is the different standardsContinue reading “MACHINA FAUST (a new documentary by director Kaupo Kruusiauk)”

Maria Faust – first solo album ”MOnuMENT” is now available!

Bandcamp link: Album also available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, etc Feedback and reviews for MOnuMENT: “The Estonian, Copenhagen-based saxophonist and composer Maria Faust is undoubtedly one of the most original creators of new music that is not either free jazz, improvisation, art music or esoteric folk tone – but all of them. Although notContinue reading “Maria Faust – first solo album ”MOnuMENT” is now available!”

Maria Faust Sacrum Facere – ORGAN (live at Berlin Jazz Festival 2021)

Maria Faust’s Sacrum Facere presented the material from their award winning album, ORGAN, to a sold-out crowd at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on the 7th of November, 2021. link to video (scroll to 58:12 – about halfway through!): Photos by: Roland Owsnitzki/Berliner Festspiele

Maria Faust MOnuMENT World Premiere

OCT 16th, 2021 – the world premier of Maria Faust’s MOnuMENT at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in New York City – celebrating #LouisKahn120 The event was one of several international projects connecting Saaremaa island (Estonia) and Roosevelt island (NYC). An inspiring collaboration between the Louis Kahn Estonia Foundation, the Ministry of Estonian Culture, andContinue reading “Maria Faust MOnuMENT World Premiere”

Woven Weapons

Woven Weapons (WW), inspired by ancient knitting patterns and epigenetics One of my newest projects – Woven Weapons – premiered on the 7th of September, 2021 in on the Emajõgi River in Tartu, Estonia A link to the radio broadcast from that day: LINEUP:Maria Faust – alto saxophoneIndrek Vau – trumpetAndres Kontus – tromboneLiudas Mockunas –Continue reading “Woven Weapons”

Sacrum Facere ORGAN wins Danish and Estonian Music Awards!

I’m thrilled to share that my latest album – Maria Faust Sacrum Facere “Organ” (Stunt Records, 2020) was honored as Jazz Album of the Year at both the Danish Music Awards and Estonian Music Awards. It was also included in several international “best-of-2020” lists, including in Downbeat Magazine. Huge thank-yous to everyone who made theContinue reading “Sacrum Facere ORGAN wins Danish and Estonian Music Awards!”


Maria Faust has received the prestigious and annually awarded “Hæderspris” from DJBFA, the Danish Composers’ and Songwriters’ Association. The prize was presented on September 18th, 2019 to a sold-out crowd at Hotel Cecil in Copenhagen. The winners remain anonymous to the public until the ceremony each year, and Maria received the award (which included aContinue reading “MARIA FAUST – DJBFA PRIZE WINNER 2019”