April events: Jazz Fest, Dva, Bonjour Brno

by Michal Kašpárek on March 31, 2014

3/6-5/25 — Jazz Fest Brno

11 concerts of Jazz Fest Brno take place in various clubs thorough April. Visit the festival website to get a complete list. Ibrahim Maalouf’s performance on 4/12 seems to me as the highlight of the month.

Tue 4/1 — Elisabeth Lohninger Quartet (USA/CZ) @ Stará Pekárna

Top vocal jazz from NYC Elisabeth Lohninger (USA) — CZK 120/150

Wed 4/2 — Hidden Orchestra @ Fléda

Hidden Orchestra is an electronic jazz collective based in Edinburgh. CZK 320/380

Sun 4/6 — Khalif Wailin Walter (USA) @ Stará Pekárna

American blues guitarist — CZK 120/150

Tue 4/8 — Dva @ Kabinet Múz

AFAK the only Czech band performing at this years SXSW — now that is a badge of honor. CZK 160/200.

4/11-4/30 — Bonjour Brno

A nice small annual festival of French culture (music/theatre/literature/cuisine/sports etc.). No English website. Of course. A French one has to make it :)

Mon 4/14 — Ibrahim Maalouf (RL/FRA) @ Fléda

After « Diasporas » (2007), « Diachronism » (2009), « Diagnostic » (2011) and “Wind” (2012), Ibrahim Maalouf released his last album “ILLUSIONS” in 2013 for which he received from the French Music Awards the prize of Best World Music Album.

After a prestigious classical career with several international awards (France, Hungary, Finland, USA), the 1er prix of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and after having collaborated with many symphony and chamber orchestras, as well as various ensembles throughout the world, Ibrahim became a well-known figure on the music scene thanks to his collaboration with singers such as Sting, Amadou et Mariam, Lhasa de Sela, Salif Keita, Vanessa Paradis and many others who wanted to use his sound and his unique playing style to colour their music. Ibrahim was rapidly recognized by the Jazz world and his five albums were unanimously acclaimed by the national and international press.

CZK 290/350.

Tue 4/22 — Rene Trossman Blues Trio (USA/CZ/SK) @ Stará Pekárna

Original Chicago blues Rene Trossman

Wed 4/23 — Benny (Benjamin) Lackner Duo (USA/D) @ Stará Pekárna

Modern & electronic jazz — CZK 90/120

Thu 4/24 — Triptonus (A) & Rest in Haste @ Boro

The Vienna based 6 piece instrumental Collectiv Triptonus are known for their intense Live Performances and their very unique Soundcombination of Psychedelic Rock, Percussion-grooves and Experimental Electronica.

CZK 100