CZECH RADIO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2023:Filip Żółtowski Quartet:Kuhn Fu:Theo Croker

Filip Żółtowski Quartet
Kuhn Fu
Theo Croker

Thursday 26/10/2023 from 19:00

We are organizing a one-day festival in cooperation with Czech Radio that will be broadcast within the European radio network EBU. Three great bands will perform during the evening:

Theo Croker – Theo Croker is a storyteller who speaks through his trumpet. A creative who refuses boundaries, GRAMMY®️ Award-nominated artist, composer, producer, thought leader and influencer who projects his voice through music. After seven years of sojourn in Shanghai, Croker crash-landed with a simmering original sound on the 2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater-assisted album Afro Physicist. Following the success of Escape Velocity in 2016, he ascended to a new stratosphere with Star People Nation in 2019. The record garnered a nomination in the category of "Best Contemporary Instrumental Album'' at the 62nd GRAMMY®️ Awards. It attracted widespread critical acclaim including Stereogum, Paste, and The New York Times who called it “an album that gallivants from swirling, left-field hip-hop beats to propellant swing to entrancing passages of African percussion. Through it all, Croker’s understated trumpet playing holds his small band together with swagger and poise.” Along the way, he also lent his sound to platinum-selling albums by everyone from J. Cole to Ari Lennox while touring his band across the globe many times over. In 2020, he hunkered down at his childhood home in the midst of the global pandemic and wrote his sixth full-length album, releasing fall 2021 on SPN Records via Sony Music Masterworks.

Theo Croker – trp, voc, dj; Mike King – p,keys; Eric Wheeler – b; Francesco Ciniglio – dr.

Kuhn Fu – not only the band name is martial. In their "paranoid prog-punk-jazz performance", the band Kuhn Fu of guitarist, composer and master of ceremonies, Christian Kühn, turns everything through the improvisational wolf. Zappa meets cabaret, surf sounds and metal riffs ride the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, while Shakespeare, Brecht and Monty Python are the godfathers. 

Christian Achim Kühn – g, voc; Ziv Taubenfeld – bcl; Esat Ekincioglu – b; George Hadow – dr.

Filip Żółtowski Quartet – The Filip Żółtowski Quartet combines in its concept the traditions of jazz with modern sounds and melodic themes, also drawing from Polish folklore.  It is a fusion of jazz music, often highly improvised, with electronic sounds, inspired by producers known more from the pop or EDM music scene (e.g., Flume, Medasin), as well as hip-hop beats in the style of James Yancey's production (J. Dilla). If we were to define the main point connecting this fusion of genres, it would be jazz, inspired by the style of Steve Coleman and Five Elements, or Brad Mehldau. 

Filip Żółtowski – trp; Szymon Zawodny – sax; Wojciech Wojda – keys; Miłosz Berdzik – dr.

Admission – presale: seating CZK 1250, standing CZK 600, at the door: seating CZK 1350, standing CZK 650. VIP admission CZK 1600 (sitting by the stage in direct contact with the band).No club discounts. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.

Club open at 6pm.

Band website: https

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