The last concert of this year’s Americké jaro international music festival will belong to Czech artists Lenka Dusilová, Vertigo, -123min. and Jan P. Muchow & The Antagonists. They will play from the Prague club Jazz Dock in four blocks. You will be able to watch the online broadcast on Tuesday, December 29, from 19:00 here.
Pianist Nikol Bóková will perform her latest project “Unravel”. The original impulse to the creation of the album was given by the American Spring festival. She recorded the album in the classical composition of the jazz trio piano-double bass-drums in collaboration with talented players of the young jazz generation, double bassist Martin Kocián and drummer Michal Wierzgon.
Leading Czech pianists Jan Bartoš and Miroslav Sekera will perform on a streamed concert of American Spring festival. First Jan Bartoš will present In a Landscape by American experimenter John Cage. Than Miroslav Sekera will present The Dumb Show by American author Joseph Summer. And at the end of the concert both interprets will perform Franz Schubert’s four-hand Fantasy in F minor together.
Watch the concert online on November 13.
Gabo focuses on his vocal and guitar repertoire, which consists of original arrangements of traditional South American songs. Marta Töpferová will perform as a special guest.
The dramaturgy of the classic part of the 15th American Spring Festival will reflect the theme of Exile. At the concert of Martinů Quartet you will hear compositions by Tomáš Svoboda who is one of the most renowned contemporary composers of Czech heritage.
Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and “highest category of improvising musicians” (New Yorker), Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility.
Besides his playing Kenny Werner is known for his 1996 book Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within. that began an odyssey of being invited to lecture and teach musicians all over the world to “liberate the master musician within” and reclaim their love and power in music. In 2014 he became the artistic director of Effortless Mastery Institute of Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Chandrika Tandon and Kenny Werner will present the European premiere of their latest project Unbounded, which glamorously combines the richness of classical Indian music and jazz. Chandrika Tandon is Grammy nominated artist, humanitarian and philanthropist. Kenny Werner is a world-renowned pianist and composer.
After two years composer and pianist Dan Tepfer returns to the 15th American Spring Festival. For the first time in the Czech Republic he will present his project Goldberg Variations. Dan Tepfer has created a kaleidoscopic experience with his solo album Goldberg Variations / Variations, the jazz pianist approaching J.S. Bach’s masterpiece – one of the classical canon’s most totemic works – as an inspiring font for creativity.
Bill Stewart has been one of the most unique voices among jazz drummers for decades. He is best known for his collaborations with famous jazz guitarists, including Pat Metheny, Jim Hall, Peter Bernstein and especially John Scofield.