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Tue May 21
Adéla Zejfartová and Sunny Swing trio
swing of the 30'
Piano
Vocal
Saxophone
Double bass

Let yourself be carried away by amazing atmosphere of American 20's and 30's, just like Czech singer and actress Adéla Zejfartová did already back in her years of studies at conservatory of Prague. Her love to the „sunny" music led her to the legendary Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra, where she performs up to the present day and where she met other musicians, who feel amazed by an old music. In 2012 they established Sunny Swing Quintet (or Quartet/Trio). Tonight Adéla will be accompanied by Trio, performing: Václav Tobrman – piano, Antonín Šturma – double bass, Michal Zpěvák – clarinet. You can hear their interpretation and contemporary stylisation of the most famous songs of golden jazz and beginning swing era. With reference to famous American singers of the date, e.g. Ruth Etting or Anette Hanshaw, Adéla will bring you back to feel the authentic atmosphere of the jazz age.

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Wed May 22
Otto Hejnic Trio
arranged jazz standards
Piano
Drums
Double bass

The Otto Hejnic Trio is that relatively unusual creature, a drummer-led piano trio. The group hails from the Czech Republic where One, its debut, was recorded in late 2011. It's an impressive first release. The trio—Hejnic, Ondrej Krajňák on piano and Josef Fečo on double bass—proves to be a tight and dynamic unit. The music, all Hejnic's original tunes, displays straight-ahead, Latin and European classical influences combined to create an album of varied moods and tempos performed with a consistently high standard of musicianship. 

The compositions on One move from the gentle, meditative, sound of "Preludium For Angela" to the more aggressive, edgier music of "Labyrinth." The trio is more than capable of matching that movement. 

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Thu May 23
Rajnošek B.and
fusion jazz
Bass guitar
Keyboard
Trumpet
El. guitar
Saxophone

Rajnošek B.and  composes and performs his own material. His rendition of jazz connects dominant melody with free-jazz approach. The material is written only by Bharata Rajnošek; he is also the most dominant soloist who uses the different timbre and dynamics of various wind instruments.

As the name suggests, the primary drive of the band is Bharata Rajnošek. A master of almost any wind instrument (especially the saxophone and trumpet) is a graduate from the Konzervatoř Jaroslava Ježka and from a course at the Berklee College of Music. He is a theatre music composer, a co-author of an opera, and an occasional collaborator at the concerts or recording sessions for a number of musicians of all genres.

Other members of the band are Jaroslav Friedl (guitar, also plays in Illustratosphere), Vítek Pospíšil (keyboards), Petr Dvorský (bass) and Otto Hejnic (drums).

B.AND is a group known for their forward motion and inventiveness … they are definitely not afraid of taking musical risks. A stimulating dynamic of interaction and spontaneity assures that the group live performances are always lighthearted and full of surprises.

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Fri May 24
Daniel Bulatkin Quartet
original sax time
Keyboard
Saxophone
Drums
Double bass

Daniel Bulatkin is a new face on the Czech jazz scene. He was born in 1999 in Prague, where he currently studies high school. When he was 15 years old, he won 3rd place in the prestigious solo piano improvisation competition ‘Pianist of the Year 2015’ organised by the company ‘Petrof’. He defended his 3rd place in the following year of the competition, which was won by Vít Křišťan.

He is a private student of many recognised pianists in the Czech Republic and abroad (Omer Klein, Brian Charette, Vojtěch Eckert, Jiří Levíček etc.) and he also perfects his craft on several workshops (among others with the bebop legend George Cables).

The new jazz ensemble under his leadership formed in August 2016 on a studio session with American players Neil Wetzel (alto sax) and Gary Rissmiller (drums). The original premise of the group was to perform less known compositions of famous musicians of the post-bop era (Bill Evans, Woody Shaw, Herbie Hancock etc.), however, the group now focuses more and more on original compositions of all members. 

The foundation of the band consists, aside from bandleader Daniel Bulatkin (piano), the Dutch saxophonist Cyrille Oswald (or alternation by Andy Schofield (sax, 6.8.), Tomáš Baroš (bouble base) and Marek Urbánek (drums).
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Sat May 25
Tereza Krippnerová & The Masters
swing and standards
Keyboard
Vocal
Drums
Double bass

Singer and actress Teresa Krippnerová has her charm, young energy and love for jazz music, this all is clearly reflected in her interpretation of the famous jazz standards 

in the rhythm of swing, Latin music, jazz or groove. Her great inspiration are singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Waughn or Schirley Horn, whose influence and musical sensibility

can be heard in Teresa's performance.

She is accompanied by experienced musicians: Ludek Havel - keyboards, Jan Greifoner - bass, Branko Križek - drums

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