One of the highlights of 2018 was cooperation with wonderful Estonian pianist Kirke Karja. Here is our first “baby” called “KAPITAL” for 3 cellos, 3 double basses, kannel, piano and alto saxophone. The piece is one of 9 new Hymns for free Estonia commissioned by the Estonian Jazz Federation and Estonia 100.


Danish Critics award Steppeulven 2018 for Kira Skov/Maria Faust In the Beginning

We were awarded the Danish critics associations annual prize as “composers of the year”. We are so thrilled and grateful for this beautiful recognition of our work!
Thank you to Steppeulvens committee, Stunt records, our crowdfunders, statens kunstfond, DJBFA, Gramex, DAF, ROSA and everyone else that helped make this project a reality. Its been quite a journey   THANK YOU!!!!


Kira Skov/Maria Faust “In the Beginning” is a double winner of Danish Music Awards Jazz 2017! The best vocal album and the composers of the year! We are so happy and thankful for the whole crew- musicians, choir, crowd funders, Stunt Records, Ilmjärve crew, family and friends.


Wonderful news! Maria Faust is nominated for FOUR(!!!) Danish Music Awards (DMA) Jazz

“In The Beginning!” with Kira Skov got 3 nominations:

-Jazz Release of the Year

-Jazz Composer(s) of the Year

-Jazz Vocal Release of the Year

Shitney´s debut album “Earth Core” is nominated to

-Cross Over Jazz Release of the Year

It’s an honor to be recognized, regardless of who ends up taking home the hardware!

The Awards Show will be held at the Bremen Theatre in Copenhagen on the 4th of December.