A unique series of concerts of top players on the Czech jazz scene focuses on a distinctive interpretation of the famous jazz standards. Showcases improvisational skills of musicians and their technical virtuosity. For more information about the musicians, performers, visit the site directly Jazz Republic.
“We are not a band that plays ska, reggae, rock, punk, pop, hip hip, Latin, folk, or funky music. We combine everything in a single style which we call Full Rhythm and where all components harmonize with the others,” says UK’s Eddy Allen who founded CCTV Allstars in Prague four years ago. It is an international project where only one member is born and bred Czech: trombonist and vocalist Štěpán Janoušek. The other members come from the UK, Canada, Brazil and Mexico. The band has just released a new album, In Operation. “I have not been happier with any record in my career so far,” said Fredrik…
Goblin is a musical group that in his work is based on traditional Irish music. Repertoire consists mainly arrangements of traditional tunes, among them now and then smuggled his own compositions. As for the instrumental cast, the band played on acoustic instruments, which are typical for this genre. Melodic core consists of two violins and Irish flute, whistle, and sometimes mandolin. Rhythm section represents the guitar in dadgad tuning, and Irish bodhran, which is sometimes replaced by the African djembe drum.
Body is a Czech folk-rock band that got together in autumn 1992, this time even under a different name. Among the founding members of the band mates were John Skrbek, Martin hurried and Lada stirrup.
Matej Benko is a musician originally from a musical and artistic family. After getting to know many Slovak musicians begins to take jazz. Instead of piano, he starts to play an electric synthetysator. That was why in 2000 he went to study at the Jezkova conservatory in Prague not in the field of piano, but music. With his bands (trio, quartet, quintet) plays mostly his own compositions. It combines elements of various musical styles. His work is characterized by rich melodies, extended forms, and frequent changes of meter.
Cast formation in the classical (piano, bass and drums) was founded in 2000 in Prague with Mexican pianist Mark Aanderudem. This cooperation culminated in the recording of the CD, which was awarded the Harmonie magazine in the category: Best Czech jazz recording of 2002. Later that year, replaced Mark Aanderuda young Slovak pianist Matej Benko. The trio performs regularly in and outside Prague jazz clubs and festivals. Vit Svec Trio is mainly focused on the modern concept of standards and their own compositions. – Translated by Automatic service
File was founded in 1959 in Prague, clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, composer, writer, and recently a diplomat – Pavel Smetacek. Initially, the group consistently focused on the reconstruction of an authentic jazz classics 20th years, but it fairly soon in order to express the continuity of musical development began to sensitively adapt technical and improvisational possibilities of its players increasingly drew a stylish modern development of the genre. – Translated by Automatic service