This year’s annual Jazz of Four Continents in Jazz Dock will bring not only the jazz elite, but also excellent musicians of other genres, from four continents. The festival runs from the 2nd of April until the 24th of May.
This year, the festival will kick off again in the great style, which will characterise the whole festival. In the light steel structure with glass walls at one end of ‘Smíchovská náplavka’ on ‘Janáčkovo nábřeží’ on the river Vltava, you can enjoy a truly varied menu for this popular music event. Apart from jazz, you can also listen to rock, funk, hip-hop and dance music.
Aimée Allen’s brilliance
One of the main stars of the festival is undoubtedly the amazing jazz singer and composer, Aimée Allen and her Quartet. They will perform in the club on the 2nd of April 2019 at 10PM. Thanks to her mother, she learned to love jazz at an early age and her taste in music was influenced not only by singers like Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday, but also by Pat Metheny, Sade and Sting. She travelled from America to Paris, where she gained experience by playing in jazz clubs. Presently, Aimée Allen is based in New York and her current repertoire is a selection of jazz standards from the "Great American Songbook", Brazilian bossa nova and French lyrical songs. You will be enchanted by her mature voice, with a great deal of soulfulness and life experience!
Award-winning Bob Reynolds
A few days later, on the 11th of April 2019, the great American tenor saxophonist Bob Reynolds will perform in Jazz Dock. Reynolds is a Grammy holder and a member of the famous Snarky Puppy band and John Mayer’s band. Apart from working with his own group, recording and touring the world with John Mayer and Snarky Puppy, he also performed with legends such as Jeff Lorber and Larry Carlton. His music is inspired by all types of jazz, fusion, blues, soul and jazz-pop. His songs’ themes are distinctive, his solos perfectly built, and the whole band is well-matched instrumentally at the highest possible level. If you like an energetic and brilliantly played fusion of these elements, this concert is perfect for a great evening.
Other concerts will also be remarkable. For example, the all-star FORQ band from New York will play their wild, intelligent music, which mixes jazz, rock, funk, hip hop, and does not miss out on dance grooves. The original Norwegian swing band, Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra, will take you to the world of ragtime, cake-walk, early jazz, Brazilian tango and foxtrot.
It is not called "cool jazz" for nothing. The festival Jazz of Four Continents in Jazz Dock will simply be great fun and a unique musical experience.
02/04/2019 at 10PM: Aimée Allen Quartet (USA / CZ)
05/04/2019 at 9PM: Fred Wesley Generations (USA / F / I)
10/04/2019 at 9PM: Jojo Mayer & Nerve (CH / USA)
11/04/2019 at 9PM: Bob Reynolds Group (USA)
16/04/2019 at 8PM: Noname (USA)
18/04/2019 at 9PM: Paris Monster (USA)
23/04/2019 at 7PM: Alejandro Soto Lacoste (CHL)
14/05/2019 at 9PM: Las Migas (ESP)
15/05/2019 at 10PM: Alba Plano Quartet (I / CZ)
24/05/2019 at 9PM: Hugo Race Fatalists - Taken By The Dream
Venue: Jazz Dock
Janáčkovo nábřeží 2, Prague 5
For more information, please visit: https://jazzdock.cz/en/festival/jazz-ctyr-kontinentu-1