"Their ability to connect with the audience was exceptional...This band are bound for great things. A joy!"
Claire Martin OBE, presenter of Jazz Line-Up on BBC Radio 3.
Chosen in the ‘Shape of Jazz to Come in 2018’ in Jazzwise, Jam Experiment are an award winning band that are based in London, UK. Formed in 2014, they have appeared on BBC Radio 3, and Jazz FM numerous times, and played at leading jazz festivals and venues across the UK, including London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, leaving audiences in awe. They released their debut album in 2017 followed by a 40 date UK Tour!
Jam Experiment's sound is dynamic jazz fusion balanced with intricate compositions and adventurous improvisations negotiated through mutual admiration for each other. The band has no leader or rather, each member is the leader; through this process they've challenged their own musical boundaries.
In honour of the International Jazz Day, Reduta has prepared truly great present – multi-genre festival Masters of Jazz, unique in Czech music scene. Visitors can look forward to stars of all genres from around the world, chamber jazz bands and big bands. In between 30.4. and 3.6. this year you will hear an elite of contemporary popular music in the music hall of one of the ten best European clubs.
Charming Marcella Camargo, Latin-American jazz and bossa nova singer and composer will arrive from far New York City. American multiinstrumentalist George Colligan together with his band will just get under your skin - pianist, trumpeter, drummer, and the owner of a number of prestigious awards. The elegance and style of New York pianist Danny Grissett will be amazingly accompanied by the voice of Patrizia Ferrara. For fans of fusion and funk we have a great news, brilliant Romanian band JazzyBIT has accepted our invitation. Truly international is a modern jazz trio Bulatkin /RU/ - Mathisen /NO/ - Zimring /IL/, playing mainstream jazz and world music. You will hear the real mastery of modern jazz by Lorenzo de Finti Band, real Italian star that has played with Enrico Rava or Fabrizio Bosso. And if you prefer heart-warming, gentle blues with strong feel of gospel, the singer Kyla Brox from Great Britain is the right choice for you.
But we have something for the fans of Czech jazz too. Masters of Jazz will present a great new project Tribute to Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters prepared by Jan Hasenöhrl, the founder of Czech National Symphony Orchestra. The first lady of Czech jazz Elena Sonenshine will sing together with her well-known band Jocose Jazz. And one of the most celebrated Czech big bands – Bohemia Big Band will mesmerize the fans of old-school swing and jazz. Everyone will fall in love with the incredible voice of singer and actress Tereza Krippner even more so when accompanied by The Masters. At last, the audience can enjoy the authentic New Orleans Dixieland of J. J. Jazzmen and great singer Barbora Vágnerová.
Masters of Jazz will be an unforgettable and unrepeatable experience. So don’t forget to book your tickets in advance through our sale partners GoOut, Via Musica, or Bohemia Ticket, or personally at our box office at Národní 20, Praha 1.
American soul diva, co-player of Céline Dion
„A composer so good it scares me a bit.“
-Frank Gutch (Angel Fire Music Review)-
Audrey Martels is not only a soul & jazz diva. She is much, much more. A composer, actress, arranger. A co-player of Céline Dion, Britney Spears, or Whitney Houston. And incredibly charismatic and charming woman, taking an inspiration from her Jamaican and American roots. Just a few facts from her life:
She has played in a famous cinema version of the Chicago musical, in mores like Save the Last Dance, Shanghai Calling, Back for Good, All My Children, Guiding Light. She was making songs for George Benson or Randy Crawford, has been on a tour with Joan Osborne and her band Steely Dan. And now, she has come to the famous Reduta Jazz Club.
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!
Most of the drummers adopt the style and get used to it – but that’s not the case of Gene Jackson. His every performance is unique, he is simply adjusting the tempo and genre of his colleagues. As he said: I follow where the music takes me as opposed to dictating where the music goes."…I follow where the music takes me as opposed to dictating where the music goes.“
Gene, born in 1961, was among others best musicians of his generation from the very start. Even at Berklee College of Music in Boston, his roommate and later co-worker was Branford Marsalis, Marvin Smith or Billy Kilson. He had moved to New Yorl later and during next ten years he was getting his reputation among the best player from the West Coast of the USA. Hugh Masekeal, Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Hill and dozens of others were pleased to meet Jackson’s enthusiasm and professionality. No concert was a routine for him, he has been stylish, inovative and simply perfect from the beginning.
In 1991, Gene has met a bassist Dave Hollander, and they have collaborated for the next ten years in one of the greatests jazz trios of their time: The Herbie Hancock Trio. They yearned for new styles and perfect interpretation, and it was this desire that connected Hancock, Holland and Jackson and made their shows unforgettable. From the 1996 the trio has changed to the quartet with Craig Handy, the tenor-saxophonist. To the year 2000, the quartet had played all over the world, from Europe to Asia. In that time, Gene was also a member of The Mingus Band or Robin Eubanks Mental Images Group.
A lattest success of his phenomenal carrier was the tour around the Germany and West Europe. He has travelled through the Italy with Antonio Farae, and also Switzerland and France with The Mingus Band. His most fruitful CDs were recorder in Cologne with Stafford James and Alex Sipiagen.
The Czech Republic has appealed to Mr. Jackson a lot – he already played with Ondřej Štveráček last year, and this year will be very special for every fan of a good music. Reduta Jazz Club, one of the greatest European jazz clubs, is just the right place for such launch, and it will be the top of the Jackson’s tour in the Czech Republic.
Wynton Marsalis, nine times Grammy winner and a first jazzman who obtained Pulitzer's Price, has played in Reduta! The audience of a concert at 20th June was astonished. Mr. Viklický has brought a very special guest for his concert, one of the most genuine trumpeters, composers and lecturers, considered to be the most influential contemporary jazzman - Wynton Marsalis. Another special guest was the co-player of Mr. Marsalis, amazing trumpeter Marcus Printup. The harmony of Marsalis's and Viklický's band was truly unique. We are sure that the concert has instanty become a part of the history of Reduta and jazz itself, such as other concerts in Reduta - of Cecil Taylor, Enrico Rava, or Chris Barber.
One of the goals of Reduta Jazz Club is keeping the culture in Prague. For that reason, cooperating with Prague 1 Municipal District, has Reduta arranged another Meeting With Senior Citizens. Our elders are regularly meeting with artists and politicians, this time with actresses Jitka Asterová and Hana Čížková, and with a writer Václav Rybařík. We are looking forward to host another pleasant meeting next month.
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.
For further information contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at the number +420224933487