JAZZ DOCK ORCHESTRA – CD release concert!
The Jazz Dock Orchestra will christen their debut CD Tonight, which was recorded live during two concerts at the Jazz Dock this January!
The Jazz Dock Orchestra is a modern jazz big band of European level focused on original compositions and interpretations of the classic big band songbook. In the five years of its successful existence, the orchestra has become the "flagship" of the Jazz Dock club and has worked with world class musicians such as Kurt Elling, Richard Bona, Ben Wendel, Niels Klein and others. Precise yet lively interplay, great solos and quality scores have brought the big band great renown in the wider context of the European jazz scene. The orchestra's work focuses on its own original compositions (especially those of Jan Jirucha, Andy Schofield, and Miroslav Hloucal), but also on high-quality arrangements of the world repertoire (Duke Ellington, Gill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer, Charles Mingus, etc.). Following the example of New York's Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (the resident band of the Village Vanguard club, which plays there regularly once a week), they have been performing on the Jazz Dock stage every third Monday of the month for the past five years. This long-term and regular concert activity has yielded excellent results and today the Jazz Dock Orchestra is rightly ranked among the leading European big bands.
The Jazz Dock Orchestra consists of elite players from the contemporary Czech, Slovak and British jazz scenes: Saxophones: 1. alto - Andy Schofield, 2. alto - Petr Kalfus; 1. tenor - Marcel Bárta, 2. Jaroslav Kohoutek, Martin Jůzl, Miroslav Hloucal, Miroslav Nováček; trombones: Jan Jirucha, Štěpán Janoušek, Richard Šanda, Tomas Bialko; rhythm section: piano - Jiří Levíček; double bass - Tomáš Baroš; drums - Daniel Šoltis.
Admission: seating CZK 580, standing CZK 280. VIP admission: CZK 1200 sitting by the stage in direct contact with the band, you will get the new Jazz Dock Orchestra album for free in the price of admission. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.
Band website: www.facebook.com