40th International Jazz Festival Prague, one of the oldest and most prestigious jazz shows of its kind in Europe and around the world, celebrates this year 40th anniversary jubilee. In the past, we introduced the greatest stars of jazz, blues, swing and dixieland, accounting from Louise Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Herbie Hancock to John Scofield and Cecile Taylor with the orchestra. Also this year's festival, which is currently running, traditionally in the jazz arc of Prague - Reduta, offers a variety of great personalities from all continents.
This year´s showcase was already launched by fragile and exquisite Judith Nijland from Holland, who - accompanied the top jazzmen from Bohemia - reminded of the Wes Montgomery magical world. Purely original music inspired by Ecuador and Cuba was offered by pianist "Aru" Andrea Ruilova Barzola and her Folhinha Band.
In addition to breathtaking domestic virtuoso Charie Slavík on bluesharp, we chanced to experience the magnificent Steve Clark with his trio, playing everything from bebop through smooth jazz to electronics. Unforgettable Adriano Trindade from Brazil with Antonio Jobim moods combining the fiery southern flames.
Italian modern swing of world known pianist Robert Magris as well as the symbiosis of jazz and soul by the French-Czech Hermes Karl Quartet also graced the historical stage of Reduta.
And yet to come?
From far Indonesia comes as a blueberry ripe and charming Dian Pratiwi.
Reggae, latin and afrojazz will offer the very unique - brazilian duo Alexandre Santos / Leonard Barbosa.
The same evening, the stage shall be „attacked“ by jazz artists from all over Europe, from Russia to Serbia and Germany, and a total of forty-strong big band under the baton of Uwe Plath.
British tenors axophone forntman (and sideman for Van Morrison), applauded by New York City's Birdland and Blue Note audiences, Alex Garnett And His Quartet - another of the festival's rare guests, just like the Federico Monetta Quartet, lyrical jazz inspired by the beauty of the Alpine lakes.
Grammy winner and member of The Mingus Big Band - Wayne Escoffery, one of Australia's most famous jazz divas Michelle Nicolle with her quartet, earthy chicago blues by Rene Trossman, Kajetan Borowski Trio from Poland and Rachel Luz from Brazil are among the world's other jazz stars who have received an invitation to the 40th International Jazz Festival Prague for the landmarking concerts for everyone who visits these days Bohemia´s capital city, the mystical cradle of Europe.
Celý festival je organizován nejstarší a největší českou uměleckou agenturou Pragokoncert Bohemia, a. s.
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Alex Garnett is one of the best jazz saxophonists of the Great Britain and Europe alike, playing for more that twenty years. You can recognise him immediately by his dark, gruff sound of tenor saxophone. Versatile musician, frontman and sideman, celebrating his many achievements also as an arranger and composer. Ubiquitous artist that has played with almost every known European and American band in existence. He has already played in more than 30 countries, playing regularly at famous clubs like Blue Note or Birdland, and seeing the festivals like Perugia, North Sea, Vittoria, Oslo, or Montreaux. He has played with several musicians, coming from all genres and age segments: Wynton Marsalis, Scott Hamilton, Van Morrison Evan Parker, or even Rolling Stones. But also with Gareth Lockrane, Seamus Blake, Phil Robson, Michael Janisch, or Joel Frahm. And it will be the amazing American double-bass player Michael Janisch, who will play together with Alex in Reduta Jazz Club.
Italian pianist and composer, residing in Switzerland and known for his daring compositions and style. Through the years he has had the opportunity to play with the following musicians: Fabrizio Zanotti, Alessandro Minetto, Federico Puppi, Alberto Mandarini, Stefeno Blanc, Massimo Baldioli, Enrico Ruggeri, Thierriè Lalo, Ruben Bellavia, Michele Aneli, Fabrizio Bosso…
His quartet was born in 2013, and after 2 years of extensive tours, the band has recorded and published their first album „Walking In My Soul,“ favoured by critics and fans alike. The album was introduced and presented at the festivals and clubs of the greatest quality, such as:
Expo Milano 2015, Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), Verbier Festival (CH); Espace Abri, Genève (CH); Gambrinus Jazz Club St Gallen (CH); Chorus jazz club Lausanne (CH), Ono Berne (CH), Sunside Paris(F), Ducs des Lombards Paris(F), Jazz in Bess Lugano (CH), Jazz club Torino, or Blue Note Milano.
His latest project, LAKES, is a concept album, inspired by different Swiss lakes. Seven compositions alternate between swing and straight eights, ending with a chamber music-like track waiting to be discovered.
Wayne Escoffery, a winner of Grammy Award, was born in 1975 and he has spent his first eight years of life in London. Since his arrival in the USA, his love for music has awaken and he has shown remarkable talent. During his childhood, he was singing in a choir and made a first encounter with saxophone - an instrument made just for him.
He has broken through as a part of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, where he has met Herbie Hancock, who grow fond of Wayne. Later, Wayne has also met his other colleagues - George Coleman, Jimmy Heath or Don Braden. After graduating in 2000, he moved into New York, where he has played with dozens of first-rate jazz bands. He is very popular for his respectable technique and versatility in playing.
In his forties, Wayne has already recorded ten CDs with bands like The Eric Reed Septet, Mingus Dynasty or Jazz At Lincoln Center's Music of the Masters, elite band made by famous trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. But a very best moment of Wayne's career was year 2011, when he received a Grammy Award for his part at Mingus Big Band.
Even though Wayne is considered to be one of the best contemporary jazzmen, he is still hard working and participating in dozens of project that make the jazz cultural scene so diverse and amazing.
“I have loved Michelle Nicolle’s singing perpetually and without ceasing since first I heard her. Michelle is a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music. I only wish she lived in the States somewhere so I could manage to hear her more often.”
-Kurt Elling, April 2012-
“An Australian jazz singer ready to command a world stage.”
-Sydney Morning Herald-
Australian Jazz Awards (Bells) winner 2017 (Jazz Vocal Album of the Year), Mo Award 2001, 2003 & 2004 (Australian Entertainment Ind), National Jazz Award (1998) winner and A.R.I.A Finalist 2001, 2004 (Australian Recording Industry), Michelle Nicolle is a jazz musician whose chosen instrument is Voice.
Known for her ability to get right to the heart of a song, as well as being an in the moment improviser Michelle has continually developed and nurtured her art form with the help of her quartet. As well as releasing 8 CDs the MNQuartet has toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally - highlights include South Korea, Finland, and Czech Republic, Asia Pacific Festival (Russia), Tokyo Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), New Zealand, Turkey, Estonia, Indonesia and Singapore.
Arranger, band leader and award-winning jazz vocalist Michelle Nicolle started her musical career when she began the violin at the age of eight in the Barossa Valley, South Australia in the 1970s. Based in Melbourne, she is now celebrated as Australia’s finest jazz singer. Leading her band with a quiet dignity, Nicolle’s apparent ease at difficult, and varied improvisation, bring to mind the skills of singers like Betty Carter, Mel Torme or Ella Fitzgerald. But she sounds like none of those singers. Michelle Nicolle is a jazz singer in the true jazz tradition – a creative and masterful improviser with the technique to match any instrumentalist.
Jedinečný jazzový projekt ekvádorské pianistky, skladatelky, zpěvačky a perkusistky. Aru se ve své hudbě inspirovala nejen rodným Ekvádorem, ale též Mexikem, Kubou a Brazílií - ve všech těchto státech působila a získávala cenné zkušenosti s místními hudebníky. Její skladby jsou díky jihoamerickým vlivům svižné, plné nezvyklých motivů, a přitom skvělé pro tanec i poslech. Kromě jejího repertoáru uslyší divák i skladby A. C. Jobima a část jazzových standardů.
All fans of high-quality music will be delighted, for the brilliant concert of international trio of Patrizia Ferrara (voice), Danny Grissett (piano), and Tomáš Baroš (double-bass), is at hand. Classical jazz in all his shapes and ways, played with elegance, grace, and panache. And in legendary Reduta, which gives a new dimension to every jazz concert with its authentic way.
Danny Grissett is one of the most promising New York pianist, known for his delicate technique. Every music star has to work hard to achieve his dreams – and Danny was no difference. He played piano since age five – and when he came to Thelonious Monk Institute, „a factory of talents,“ in 2001, he has already played with the best jazzmen. Let’s mention Barry Harris, Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Barron, Bobby Watson or Jimmy Heath. He has spended another years of his successful by making several new CDs, all of them considered to be little sensations on the New York jazz scene. Danny has traveled all around the world, from South Africa to Columbia, from Japan to France. During his career, he was a partner for the stars of the stars, The Mingus Big Band, Marcus Strickland, Steve Nelson, Roye Hargrove.
Patrizia Ferrara is a singer of unbelievable charisma and charm. je zpěvačkou nevšedního půvabu a charisma. Her peculiar singing contains all elements of classical jazz, but also other forms of European music and German jazz tradition. She is working with Danny Grissett and singer Dean Bowman since 2005, and they have astonished the audience during their American tour. Patrizia was a jewel of many important clubs and festivals all around the world, for example Blue Note NYC, Brooklyn Academy Of Music NYC, Joe Zawinul's Birdland, Austrian General Consul Rabat Morocco 2013 &2015, Le Pietri Rabat Morocco, Porgy & Bess, Vienna City Festival 2004, and many others.
Tomáš Baroš is a real master of Czech double-bass playing. He was a jazz enthusiast since his youth, and has played with many important Czech jazzmen, for example Emil Viklický, or Radovan Tariška. In 2003, Tomáš has won International Junior Jazz award, and is praised ever since. In 2012, he's won the International Jazz Prix Competition Award for his elegant play, and has recorded more than 40 CDs as a sideman. In this moment, Tomáš plays together with Gene Jackson, Brian Charrett, Tony Lakatos, Joe Cohn, Kalman Oláh, or Paul Bollenback.
Legendary Reduta Jazz Club has hosted Koko Taylor Award winner - singer, composer and one of the best blues divas in USA, Diunna Greenleaf.
The very long list of greatest blues stars in Reduta is now longer - amazing Diunna, divine singer and incredibly charismatic woman has played together with excellent Czech guitairst Marcel Flemr. The audience was astonished by their wild show, full of raw blues. And let us tell you one thing - Diunna, co-player of Bob Margolin, Carrie Bell, Hubert Sumlin, and now Marcel Flemr, was not in Reduta for her last time!
Reduta offers premises for rent suitable for schooling, presentations, press conferences and seminars. Other events are also possible, from art exhibitions through school events to corporate parties.
The club has two halls available, the first in a theatrical style with a capacity of 130 people, the second one with seating at tables for 99 people. In addition, you can use the bar with a spacious foyer with a cloakroom.
Great sound equipment and good light park are a sure thing. More specific technical demands are in most cases provided easily.
All spaces can be rented as a whole or separately. For the booking at night hours you should be aware that the club program is scheduled three months in advance.
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