Jazz bez hranic




THURSDAY @ 19:30

Buena Vista Club, Pilsen

Blues Nights:

Five River Blues Band a Gerry Jablonski Band (GB)

  • Pilsner classics with a blues rock formation from Scotland

    Tickets: 160 CZK (presale), 200 CZK (door)

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    Tickets: 160 CZK (presale), 200 CZK (door)

    A four piece blues rock powerhouse that never fails to win over their audience as they take them on a rollercoaster ride of original music that pays tribute to the blues rock classics that have influenced this band.

    In the five years they have been together the band have released 3 albums, included in Classic Rock blues magazine top albums of the year and have enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Blues Show. With a work ethic second to none the band have clocked up 4 extensive and successful Polish tours, tours in Holland, Germany and Norway and played all the major UK blues festivals.



TUESDAY @ 20:30

Anděl Music Bar, Pilsen

Jam Session Nights:

Chuck Wansley Band (USA/CZ)

  • Famous dynamic performer, bandleader and vocalist, conveying a range of music styles.

    Tickets: 100 CZK

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    Native New Yorker Chuck Wansley began his professional singing & drumming career at age 18 traveling worldwide with the youth group Up With People. After several years touring, Chuck returned to the US and performed in New England for many happy years with one of the region's finest R&B groups, Match.

    Chuck furthered his career by making the move back to NYC, signing first with Prism Records and then Motown as a founding member of the urban techno group Warp-9, performing live and producing two albums. He also performed live and recorded an album with innovative international performance artist Tomek Lamprecht of Model Citizens.

    In time his career led him to Los Angeles where he developed a stellar reputation as a dynamic performer, bandleader and vocalist, conveying a range of music styles. Today he leads his band Chuck Wansley After Hours, performing tunes from the latest contemporary pop and R&B hits to old school Motown, retro-70's, 80's, 90's, American swing and jazz standards, blues and Latin specialty, performed in the poshest venues from Newport Coast, California to the mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, and from Napa to Paris - along with frequent solo appearances in Japan and the Pacific Rim.

    Chuck splits his time between his wedding/corporate band and his great love, jazz - in all its forms. He leads Chuck Wansley's Very Big Band and collaborates with L.A.'s best to bring his interpretation of heart and soul music to fans and first-timers alike. His life's ambition is to use music to lift hearts, make people smile and send you on your way better than you were, because Music is Love, and Love is all there is.



TUESDAY @ 19:30

Dům hudby, Pilsen

JBH Highlight: The Kenny Garrett Quintet (USA)

  • Famous American saxophonist Kenny Garrett, a Grammy Award winner who played with Miles Davis!

    Tickets: 450 CZK

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    Tickets: 450 CZK

    Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer.

    Garrett's career as a saxophonist took off when he joined the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1978, then led by Duke's son, Mercer Ellington. A few years later he played in the Mel Lewis Orchestra, playing the music of Thad Jones, and also the Dannie Richmond Quartet, focusing on Charles Mingus's music.

    In 1984, he recorded his first album as a bandleader, Introducing Kenny Garrett, on the CrissCross label. His first album made up entirely of his own compositions, recorded in 1997 with Warner Bros., was nominated for a Grammy Award. During his career, Garrett has performed and recorded with many jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Brad Mehldau, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Brian Blade, Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, and Mulgrew Miller.

    With Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Christian McBride and Blade/Vinnie Colaiuta, Kenny Garrett performed in a world tour as the "Five Peace Band" in 2008–2009. The CD Five Peace Band – Live won a Grammy Award on January 31, 2010.

    Kenny Garrett Quintet: Kenny Garrett - alto-soprano saxophone, Corcoran Holt - bass, Vernell Brown - piano, Rudy Bird - percussions, McClenty Hunter - drums

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