18 Sep 2014 20:00 - 22:00
Czech Jazz Nights at the Spice of Life: Vít Křišťan Trio
The Vít Křišťan Trio, consisting of Vít Křišťan (piano), Jaromír Honzák (double bass) and Roman Vícha (drums) is coming to London to introduce their debut album Imprints. The album, with Czech, Scandinavian, Polish and American influences, was recorded by Vít Křišťan after finishing his studies in Poland and Denmark and some of the pieces were composed during his stay in New York. It’s a multigenre album also influenced by contemporary jazz as well as classical music with lively instrumental and vocal compositions.
Tickets: £8.00 + £0.80 Booking fee = £8.80 available here
Vít Křišťan is a talented twenty seven year old musician from Pelhřimov. He studied Classical piano at the Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory in Prague, and continued studying in Katowice, Poland, and in Denmark. He has been involved with several different music groups and in 2013 won the Czech music award Anděl for the Best jazz & blues album with theInner Spaces Quintet featuring David Dorůžka. Imprints is his debut release.
Roman Vícha is one of the most active of contemporary Czech drummers. His energetic style covers many musical genres, from jazz and blues through pop to hip hop. At the moment, he plays with many diverse music groups, such as Toxique, Muff, Private Earthquake and the Vít Křišťan Trio.
Honzák is a leading
Czech double bass player and experienced musician who has worked with many
significant Czech and international personalities. Besides playing in the Vít
Křišťan Trio he leads the bands J.H.Quartet and the quartet Face of
the Bass. He teaches double bass and improvisation in the jazz department of the
Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Imprints - clip
Review of the album on birdistheworm.com
Doors open at 6PM, music starts at 8PM.
This event is organised as part of the YEAR OF CZECH MUSIC 2014 programme
2014 is a remarkable year for Czech music, with over sixty prominent Czech composers, performers and musical organizations celebrating anniversaries – from Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů and Josef Suk to Rafael Kubelík and Milada Šubrtová to the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava.
Years ending with the number 4 have been traditionally recognised as years of music since 1924.
The Year of Czech Music 2014 programme has been initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry for Regional Development with the objective to support projects promoting Czech music in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Spice of Life, 6 Moor Street, London W1D 5NA
18 Sep 2014 20:00 - 22:00