Besední dům

The sixth season of Jazz & World Music will be full of imagination. We have invited musicians who have their heads in the clouds, radiant dreamers and optimists to the Besední dům, where they will help the audience glimpse a music wonderland. Dan Tepfer’s Disklavier is an instrument from another world: a piano-computer that strikes up a complex dialogue with the pianist. A different view of jazz will be presented by two young French women musicians, who have established themselves in the largely male world of the trumpet. Lucienne Renaudin Vary will be accompanied by the Czech Robert Balzar Trio on some jazz standards; by contrast, Airelle Besson will play her own compositions with the accordionist, Lionel Suarez. We will also hear the accordion played by the vivacious Nikola Zarić in his trailblazing musical expeditions with the violinist, Efe Turumtay. Jaromír Honzák, Jiří Slavík and David Dorůžka rarely perform together as a trio. The soulful music of these worldly Czech jazzmen will introduce an original arrangement of West Side Story for piano and percussion by two British musicians, Liam Noble and Paul Clarvis.

The unaffected atmosphere of the Jazz & World Music concerts suggests that regular audiences of the series have the courage to embark on musical adventures that can take them to unexplored acoustic landscapes. With their interest and trust, our faithful audience inspires the programming of this subscription series. Thank you!


Jitka Miková and Vilém Spilka, programmers of the JWM series

Upcoming concerts

october 2019

wed23oct19:30DAN TEPFER: NATURAL MACHINES / JWMDan Tepfer Yamaha Disklavier19:30 Besední důmSubscription:Jazz & World Music (JWM)

november 2019

wed27nov19:30EFE TURUMTAY & NIKOLA ZARIĆ: VIA / JWMEfe Turumtay violin
Nikola Zarić accordion
19:30 Besední důmSubscription:Jazz & World Music (JWM)

january 2020

wed22jan19:30LIAM NOBLE & PAUL CLARVIS: WEST SIDE STORY / JWMDavid Dorůžka guitar
Jiří Slavík double bass, piano
Jaromír Honzák double bass
Liam Noble piano
Paul Clarvis percussion
19:30 Besední důmSubscription:Jazz & World Music (JWM)

february 2020

tue25feb19:30LUCIENNE RENAUDIN VARY & ROBERT BALZAR TRIO / JWM Lucienne Renaudin Vary trumpet
Jiří Levíček piano
Robert Balzar double bass
Kamil Slezák percussion
19:30 Besední důmSubscription:Jazz & World Music (JWM)

march 2020

tue17mar19:30AIRELLE BESSON & LIONEL SUAREZ / JWMAirelle Besson trumpet
Lionel Suarez accordion  
19:30 Besední důmSubscription:Jazz & World Music (JWM)

april 2020

wed29apr19:30CHICUELO & MEZQUIDA: CONÉXION / JWMJuan Gómez “Chicuelo” flamenco guitar
Marco Mezquida piano
Paco de Mode percussion
19:30 Besední důmSubscription:Jazz & World Music (JWM)