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Brno JazzFest starts stellar pianist Brad Mehldau

Brno JazzFest starts stellar pianist Brad Mehldau The first concert of the thirteenth annual festival is today in the Janáček Theatre kings of modern jazz piano, Brad Mehldau, who will come to Brno with its now legendary trio. Together they will present songs from the last successful album Ode and Where Do You Start, which offers Leader's new compositions, original arrangements of jazz standards and unsurpassed remakes of popular rock and pop songs penned by Sufjan Stevens, Jimi Hendrix and Chico Buarquea.

The most influential and original contemporary jazz pianist Brad Mehldau likes crosses the boundaries of musical genres and already the second decade of enjoying unprecedented interest of audiences around the world. Mehldauovy concerts are often literally magical experience, which may confirm and visitors to his previous performances in the Czech Republic, which was always filled to capacity.

Festival alongside rarely protruding Mehldauova trio traditionally presents a myriad of exceptional foreign guests and top domestic scene. Do Brno in April visiting the festival as the popular Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, the iconic trio Bernstein-Goldings-Stewart, Polish vibraphonist Bernard butters, Israeli guitarist Assaf Kohath or international formation Fly Agaric. Program does not forget the exceptional musicians domestic scenes or projects with international participation. Festival closes fresh Grammy for best jazz vocal album Gregory Porter, who will be performing on the 25th May.

American pianist Brad Mehldau is one of the musicians whose concerts would not let any jazz fan missed. His listeners shot, however, goes far beyond the traditional jazz audience, there is perhaps no musical mold, that would not open his career. His music respects tradition and uniquely reflects the present, draws on jazz history and of classical music, pop music and experimental music. Mehldau is also unparalleled virtuoso, but that their technical skills used fully in favor of music. During his career, he worked his way to a unique sound that seeks to bring a number of jazz adepts not only the younger generation.
Mehldau there'd be ranked among the "Husak's children" and this generation is developed as the world's most influential jazz artist. "Mehldauovu love music," he said a few years ago for a magazine Downbeat famous pianist Enrico Pieranunzi. "And I'm not alone. In fact the game is something enticingly mysterious ... ".

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