Vince Agwada, ace guitarist, composer and producer, has remained a fixture on the Chicago music scene for well over a quarter century. He got his start in music at the world renown Blues havens Theresa’s and Buddy Guy’s Checkerboard Lounge, where he cut his teeth backing journeymen players such as Buddy Guy, Magic Slim, Otis Rush, John Primer, and the late Lefty Dizz, who was the first to let the precocious teen sit in on his now legendary “Blue Monday” jam sessions where the best of Chicago’s bluesmen as well as international rock stars, including the Rolling Stones, George Thorogood, Joe Perry of Aerosmith and others would frequently come to jam with these bluesmen whose music was the root of rock ‘n’ roll.
Vince reminiscing on those times: “That was a magical period in my life; on any given night you might find the likes of Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Magic Slim, Son Seals, Otis Rush, Little Milton, Hubert Sumlin, Sammy Lawhorn, Lefty Dizz and just a slew of other greats all in the same room, drinking, playing cards, taking turns on stage; it was an incredible time for me and I learned more about music from these giants than any college ever could have taught me.”
Over the ensuing years Vince has toured internationally playing major venues and festivals both as a leader and with a veritable who’s who of Chicago’s premiere acts including Bernie Mac the first mainstream comedian to tour with his own band, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, The Mighty Dells, former Rolling Stone Sugar Blue, Zora Young, Jimmy Johnson, Son Seals, Magic Slim and Larry McCray. In 1996 industry-leading publication Living Blues Magazine voted him one of the top 40 young Blues artists in the country (issue 120).
Now a well seasoned pro with two powerful CD offerings under his belt, Vince has earned his place in the spotlight. With his trademark stinging, razor-edged guitar lines, husky voice, clever arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions that combine elements of Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk and R&B, Vince stands poised to become a major force in the continued evolution of the Blues. And he's not going to be alone at Reduta Jazz Club, during his European stage. When Vince plays together with Tomáš Hobzek, excellent Czech drummer, and Matěj Černý, young and talented bass player, the Earth shakes. So get ready to see one hell of a concert, only in Reduta - the real, authentic venue of raw blues.
To listen jazz, you got to be in love. To play jazz, well, you got to be deeply in love.
Spend your funny Valentine in the most romantic club in the whole Prague. Intimate semi-darkness of decently decorated jazz hall of legendary Reduta, a glass of delicate Champagne, hand of your special one on your hand, that’s a dream coming true.
For this romantic night, we have prepared a very special program called My Funny Valentine with amazing singer Tereza Krippner and her band The Masters. Repertoire consisting of the most charming songs for quiet listening, dancing, kissing. If you were not in love before coming to our club, you’ll sure as hell will be after you leave.
Get your lady or man the most exclusive experience. With the VIP ticket, you will get a tasteful Valentine menu (best wine for lady and a special glass of whisky, or vice versa), little snack and unexpected gift from our managers. Our staff will cover you with petals, and every lady will get one and only jazz Valentine’ Day Card. Let us spoil you a bit. You deserve it.
Young saxophone, piano and clarinet star. Winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year, composer and one of the most successful contemporary British jazzmen. Alexander has become a sensation because of his enormous talent and incredible technique. He is not only jazzman, but also pop, funk, and drum & bass composer and interpreter. Alexander will introduce you his peculiar jazz way, together with great Czech pianist Petr Beneš.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com or by phone at the number +420224933487