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