Jazz - world music - funk
Jazz Dock |
120 minutes |
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After some time, African phenomenon Richard Bona is looking forward to Prague and this time also Czech teammates. Get ready for his show balancing between jazz, funk and world music, for the first time surrounded by the Jazz Dock Orchestra big band.
The concert will be held extraordinarily in a special “theater" arrangement—without tables, with chairs in rows—allowing you to enjoy the music experience even more.
Bona’s father was a singer and percussionist, his mother a singer – so Richard was intensely involved with music since childhood. The talents he was blessed with were thus able to develop successfully. At the age of four, he began to learn to play the balafon and by the age of five he was performing at the local church. Because his family was poor, he made most of his own musical instruments, including a flute and a guitar – guitar which had strings strung across the tank of an old motorcycle. He started playing guitar at eleven and hasn’t let go since. His love for the sound of strings persisted. Bona worked or continues to work with jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny, Bobby McFerrin, Mike Stern and Steve Gadd.
Touring with Pat Metheny Group became a bit of a turning point in his career. Through them, Bona rose to the top of pop jazz and world music. In short, everyone could see that his phrasing and energetic bass equilibristics were inimitable. In his own projects, he shows himself to be a skilled multi-instrumentalist and charismatic vocalist. He sings in English, French, Douala and, as he showed in his last Brno performance, he is not afraid of Czech either. At JazzFestBrno in the past he performed with Mandekan Cubano, a band inspired by Cuban musical tradition, and also with his home multi-genre Richard Bona Group, in which he plays not only bass guitar, but also balafon, percussion and guitar. Teaming up with the Czech ensemble Jazz Dock Orchestra is a new source of inspiration for Bona, and we’ll get to enjoy another of his musical faces.
Jazz Dock´s ten meters long futuristic bar is full of traditional and proven drinks and cocktails as well as specialities and news for anyone with fantasy. You can enjoy also Jazz Dock kitchen´s delicatessen and treat yourself a tasty dinner, all the time during musical production.
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Jazz Dock offers a wide selection of genres, jazz vibrancy, classical as well as new musical styles of jazz and blues. Besides concerts of many top Czech jazz bands, Jazz Dock regularly hosts leading foreign jazz bands. In Jazz Dock you will enjoy a really delightful combination of great jazz music in Prague and delicious food and drinks.
This extraordinary Prague´s jazz club is situated in the beautiful and romantic environment of old Prague, in the immediate vicinity of conservation area of Malá Strana and Kampa Island. Jazz Dock is surrounded by the unique 19th century buildings athmosphere, near Prague city center, very close to the National Theatre. Thanks to its unique location directly on the bank of the Vltava river it offers unforgettable views of Prague centre.
The high level of acoustic set up in this Prague jazz club allows live jazz music gigs until the morning hours! Often during a one single evening several jazz bands together as well as guest musicians will change on jazz club stage.
Jazz Dock has its own music concept. It´s dramaturgy is specific for its several-days concert blocks of significant Czech jazz bands and foreign bands and regular jazz festivals focused on a particular jazz genre, specific country or dominant jazz instrument.
Ten meters long Jazz Dock futuristic bar is full of traditional and proven drinks and cocktails as well as specialties and news for anyone with fantasy. Together with Jazz Dock kitchen´s delicatessen and efficient staff, Jazz Dock offers full-value enjoyment (not only) during musical production!
Jazz concerts in Jazz Dock are complemented by afternoon´s pleasant seating and refreshments during the day, and in the summer also in the beautiful surroundings of the outdoor café and on the roof of the club.
The club doesn´t have a direct wheelchair access but the club friendly staff is ready to help.