Benny Lackner (USA)
Born in Berlin to an American father and a German mother, Benny Lackner, moved to California at the age of 13. He received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts under the direction of Charlie Haden and David Roitstein. From 1997 to 1998 he studied privately with his mentor, pianist Brad Mehldau. He has performed at numerous jazz festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux and Monterey. He has worked with artists such as the late Billy Higgins, Marc Ribot, Brad Shepik, and Pheeroan akLaff, and is now residing in NYC and Berlin where he is working with his internationally touring trio, as well as moonlighting as a sideman and composer. The trio, featuring Benny Lackner (piano, electronics), Jerôme Regard (bass) and Matthieu Chazarenc (drums), was founded in New York City in 2002, playing modern, authentic and sophisticated music, including original compositions of Benny Lackner.
Admission: seating CZK 300, standing CZK 200.