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JazzFestBrno: Excellent Joe Lovano and Danish newcomer of the year Luboš Soukup

JazzFestBrno: Excellent Joe Lovano and Danish newcomer of the year Luboš Soukup Grammy winner and a genuine master of jazz saxophone Joe Lovano and guitarist acclaimed Czech composer David Dorůžka with his bands data this Thursday pace JazzFestBrno festival.

Now at the beginning of the concert will start at designated Sono Center 16th annual traditional music festival, which until May 4 during evenings dozen fans present another greats of the jazz scene: pianist Chick Corea pyšnícího the twenty-two Grammy awards, drummer Steve Gadd standing on a pedestal current drummer Art regardless of genre, "African Sting" Richard Bona or another luminary of his instrument, saxophonist Chrise Pottera.


The festival, however, as always, does not neglect the most interesting achievements of Czech music scene or original international projects. The next week, the festival will offer a unique combination of Central, Northern and African elements. Czech saxophonist living in Scandinavia and the new holder of the Danish Music Award for Breakthrough of the Year saxophonist Luboš Soukup and excellent guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke who Brno fans are familiar with the Herbie Hancock concert, will perform together on Wednesday 29 March Sono Center.

Joe Lovano traditionally embarking on bold conceptual and thematic projects and excels both in finding novel ways of artistic expression and new ways of redefining jazz idiom. This effort did not escape nor its experts and Millennium native of Cleveland won a Grammy for the now iconic record 52nd Street Themes. Jazz connoisseurs appreciate Lovanův noble tone unwavering rhythm and natural phrasing, laymen again sangvinickou a podium presentation and communication with the audience.


Attention of fans not only jazz but also for world music, should definitely not miss the aforementioned joint concert Luboše Soukupa Quartet and Lionel Louekeho. Czech saxophonist living in Scandinavia was awarded a few days ago the Danish Music Award Newcomer of the Year. Soukup often being labeled as expressive musician with a distinctive sound, fresh music composer and narrator of stories. It is a leader in several internationally successful projects and is well suited to his characteristics "sensitive innovator." Lionel Louekeho Brno fans known for example from the band Hancock. Benin this artist searches for a number of bandleaders for its organic fusion of jazz and African music and Louekeho engagement on the new album can be considered Soukup artistic and managerial success. Integrating musician with African roots into a genuine European Quartet promises a unique experience full of strong melodies and rhythms and bandleader himself promises to literally "ritual of joy for both musicians and listeners."

Nordic thread of the evening will follow a progressive saxophonist Marius Neset. Neset was born in Norway but now lives in Copenhagen. His previous albums and velkokapelový project with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra under the name Lion shown that young saxophonist is on its way to become one of the largest emerging jazz stars. At the beginning of 2015 once again delivered highly acclaimed album Pinball, which will form a crucial part of the Brno festival performances.


April part of the festival will offer concerts, among others Poogieho Bella drummer, pianist Beata Hlavenková, Concept Art Orchestra big band or jazz legends Czech evening with guest Peter Lipa.


Source: tz, edited,



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