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Fri January 24
Paul Novotný & Jazz N Tango
standards & latin jazz
Acordeon
Guitar
Double bass

Paul Novotny & Jazz N Tango plays a potpourri of jazz tinged by funk, tango nuevo, latin and flamenco influences. Along with his co-players, Vít Nermut (acordeon) and Jan Greifoner (double bass), all three musicians are highly accomplished and leading figures on the Central European jazz scene.

Repertoire consiste of an energetic assortment of original oppositions, such as Joie de Vivre, Chase, Blues of Pablo, Marche No. 13, Je Me Souviens  (Novotny), Giant Steps (Coltrane), Mediterranean Sundance (Di Meila/DeLucia), Zyryab (DeLucia). Looking Up (Petrucciani), Libertango, Milonga del Angel (Piazzolla). And much more …

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Sat January 25
Julius Baroš Quartet
arranged jazz standards
Guitar
Drums
Double bass
Trumpet

Trumpet and flugehorn player Mr. Julius Baroš and his trio is a very good opportunity to make your Prague visit an experience. Let yourself be embraced with good jazz and snap your fingers to swinging jazz or ballads, projected by scintillating tones of Mr. Baroš. His playful melodic lines and imaginative improvisation flowing out of his horn and with his excellent backing group will make any jazz standard stomp your feet. Just open your ears and let the music do the rest by joining a jazz cruise along the Vltava River.

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Sun January 26
Jana Koubková Quartet
vocal jazz standards
Keyboard
Vocal
Drums
Double bass

Jana Koubková  is the best well known Czech jazz singer abroad (and at home of course). She is very good at scat and improvisation, went through various styles from blues and swing through mainstream, bebop, jazz-rock, latin, freejazz up to world- ethno and fusion.  Her vocal  Jazzboat performance is focused on jazz standards, bosanovas and latin jazz.  Each of her shows bears the stamps of originality and the sense of the ambience of the place where she appears. She always manages to establish a spontaneous contact with the audience. She participatied in a large number of international festivals in this country and abroad, such as in Algeria, Ivory coast, Senegal, Lebanon, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Cuba, Russia, Sweden, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, Lithuania. Jana Koubková publishes in media - writes short essays, brief articles, poetry, comments.

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Mon January 27
Kristina Bárta Trio
original compositions and arranged jazz standards
Keyboard
Drums
Double bass

Kristina Barta is a Czech composer and pianist. She studied jazz piano in bachelor's and master's program at the Academy of Music in Prague under the leadership of professors Karel Ruzicka, Vit Kristan, Jaromir Honzak, David Doruzka, Jiri Slavik and Lubos Soukup.

Kristina Barta also studied classical music (oboe, piano, flute and drums) at the Gymnasium of Jan Neruda and at the Prague's Conservatories. 

She participated in national and international competitions:

In 2015, Kristina Barta founded her own trio with Jan Feco on bass and Marek Urbanek on drums. The trio recorded the first demo tape and won the competition Jazz Prix 2015. The international jury composed by R. Dombrowski (German music journalist), G. Schroder (The US Attorney Kurland Agency ) and Rudy Linka (Czech jazz guitarist) took her distinctive and fresh approach to the arrangement, and to her own compositions. The trio has performed at the Bohemia Jazz Fest in Prachatice and Pilsen before the band Yellowjackets.   

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Tue January 28
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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