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Black Light Theatre
Listen and Dine
Opera and ballet
Summer in Prague
- venue type -
Black Light Theatre
Grammy Award winning saxophonist
Reduta Jazz Club |
150 minutes |
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Since moving to New York City in 2000, London born Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has become one of the Jazz world's most talented rising stars and in-demand sidemen. At only 38 he has recorded eight CDs as a leader and been on numerous recordings as a sideman. Escoffery began his professional career touring and recording with The Eric Reed Septet. In 2001 he joined The Lonnie Plaxico Group and Abdulah Ibrahim's Akaya. At that time he also became a steady member of the Mingus Dynasty, Orchestra, and the 2011 Grammy Award winning Mingus Big Band. In 2004 award winning producer, arranger and trumpeter Don Sickler asked Wayne to be a part of Ben Riley's Monk legacy Septet, an innovative piano-less group dedicated to carrying on the legacy of jazz great Thelonious Monk. At this time Wayne was also touring with Jazz At Lincoln Center's Music of the Masters, two groups of musicians hand picked by Wynton Marsalis to perform the music of Dexter Gordon and Miles Davis.
The concert has two 15 minutes long intermissions.
In ancient Greece the "redutas" were the centres of fun and music. So it is with Reduta Jazz Club Prague! Enjoy the great atmosphere of first-rate Prague jazz concerts held here.
A specialty of Reduta Jazz Club is the introduction of big-bands, where you get wrapped up into the happenings on the stage and become a part of the orchestra. The Reduta Jazz Club first opened its door in 1957 as a small experimental stage. Local "text appeals" - improvisations of renowned actors soon became very popular. In 1958, a group of jazz enthusiasts opened a jazz club here thanks to slight loosening of political control of the communist regime. Reduta soon became a place where fun, and especially great jazz music, was a commonplace. In the 1970’s and 1980’s Reduta became a small oasis, a point of resistance against the rigid “normalization” regime. Dissidents and avant-garde artists gathered here, and frequent debates lasted long into the night.
Frequent jam sessions in Reduta Jazz Club were unforgettable, featuring Tony Scott, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber or the admirable Wynton Marsalis. After the Velvet Revolution in 1989, the club caught a second wind. The present dramaturgy deploys all genres of jazz production relying mostly on modern jazz, funky, fusion and blues, although the traditional dixieland is also given its due. Reduta Jazz Club also often introduces big-bands.
Music production usually starts at 9.30 pm ending after midnight.
The whole time a wide menu of beverages is available in the club’s Saxophone Bar.
The club is a smoking space with powerful air-conditoning