Czech Jazz Evening
TokDat: The TokDat quartet is a project of original compositions by the composer and guitarist Tomáš Mika. The band's signature sound is based on the raw timbre of an acoustic jazz quartet and contrastingly uncompromising compositions that walk the line between minimalism and maximalism. The music is primarily about rhythm, and while the individual instrumental parts are often simplistic, together they form a complex whole.
Tomáš Mika – g; Martin Konvička – p; Marek Urbánek – dr; Ondřej Komárek – b.
David Dorůžka/Robert Fischmann/Martin Novák: Often lauded as one of the leading figures of the Czech jazz scene, David Dorůžka has been active as a professional musician from the age of 14, having played concerts all over the world, collaborated with many of today’s leading musicians, and having spent extensive periods in the cities of New York and Paris. After recent collaborations with the likes of Lizz Wright, Jeff Ballard and Hilmar Jensson, Dorůžka teams up with flutist Robert Fischmann and drummer Martin Novák and the three musicians continue developing music inspired by various Jewish cultures, an endeavor which Dorůžka started already on his 2016 award-winning album Autumn Tales. The trio takes great liberties in incorporating elements of Jewish music and so it easily happens that traditional Chassidic chants are followed by metalcore passages and melodies from Medieval Spain are heard next to sounds inspired by the contemporary New York scene.
David Dorůžka – g; Robert Fischmann – fl; Martin Novák – dr.
Jaromír Honzák Quintet: The Jaromír Honzák Quintet performs mostly original compositions by the leader. Grounded in contemporary jazz, but open to the many influences beyond, the band performs music at once fragile and charged with energy.
Admission: seating CZK 500, standing CZK 250. No club discounts. Thank you for understanding.
According to the order of the government of the Czech Republic, entry to the concert is limited by valid regulations. We ask each spectator to present a confirmation at the entrance to the club that he/she has been vaccinated, tested negatively (self-test is enough), or that he/she has already contracted Covid-19 in the last 180 days. Thank you for your understanding!
Band website: www.daviddoruzka.com