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NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Emil Viklicky

Jazz Musician of the Day: Emil Viklicky

All About Jazz is celebrating Emil Viklicky's birthday today!

Emil Viklicky was born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), where in 1971 he graduated from Palacky University with a degree in mathematics. While a student he devoted much time to playing jazz piano. In 1974, he was awarded the prize for best soloist at ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Emil Viklicky

Jazz Musician of the Day: Emil Viklicky

All About Jazz is celebrating Emil Viklicky's birthday today!

Emil Viklicky was born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), where in 1971 he graduated from Palacky University with a degree in mathematics. While a student he devoted much time to playing jazz piano. In 1974, he was awarded the prize for best soloist at ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Brisbane International Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brisbane International Jazz Festival
Various locations
jny:Brisbane, Australia
June 3-8, 2015

Celebrating its third edition, the Brisbane International Jazz Festival may be one of Australia's youngest jazz festivals but the state of Queensland is no stranger to jazz. The non-profit organisation Jazz Queensland has been curating concerts, developing audiences and working ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Phronesis at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

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Phronesis
Crescent Arts Centre
Belfast, Ireland
May 30, 2014

You had to feel sorry for the couple, rocking up at jny:Belfast's Crescent Arts Centre fifteen minutes before show time only to be told that the concert was a sell-out. Slightly sorry, that is, because in times when jazz is often ...

Emil Viklicky & George Mraz: Mraz & Viklicky: Together Again

Read "Mraz & Viklicky: Together Again" reviewed by Ian Patterson

In European jazz the assimilation of folkloric influences has become commonplace as the American vernacular--or more specifically the Great American Songbook--exerts less of a hold. Czech musicians pianist Emil Viklický and bassist George Mraz's collaborations on Morava (Fantasy/Milestone 2001)--with drummer Billy Hart and singer Zuzana Lapcikova--and Moravian Gems (Cube-Métier 2007) with singer/violinist Iva Bittova and drummer ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Iva Bittova: Knowing, Feeling...

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[Note: This article was first published in Music & Literature, a North American magazine dedicated to promoting artists worthy of wider attention]

Iva Bittová is a rare talent. She has developed a personal idiom and vocabulary that is almost entirely her own. Her sound, her very personal language, forged from the union of ...

NEWS: EVENT

Emil Viklicky "The Janacek Of Jazz" Plays Rare London Gig At Spice Of Life October 31

Emil Viklicky "The Janacek Of Jazz" Plays Rare London Gig At Spice Of Life October 31

Czech jazz pianist Emil Viklicky returns to the UK to play a rare, one-off gig at the Spice of Life, in Soho, London on Thursday, October 31st. Appearing in his favorite setting of a trio, Viklicky is joined by double bassist Petre Dvorsky and drummer Tomas Hobzek. Often described as “the Janacek of jazz”, Viklicky has spent ...

Iva Bittova: Iva Bittova

Read "Iva Bittova" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The catch-all term avant-garde is often used to describe singer/violinist Iva Bittová's music, but in truth her musical language--kaleidoscopic in color and unique in presentation--is essentially unclassifiable. A well known actress, Bittová expanded her horizons to music in the early eighties, since when she's bounced from Bartok to experimental rock, and from folk-influenced jazz to her ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011

Read "Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-8
Hong Kong International Jazz Festival
Hong Kong
September 25-October 2, 2011

The 2011 Hong Kong International Jazz Festival offered up over forty groups from 24 countries--a big jump from the eight bands that made up the first edition of HKIJF in 2008. Apart from the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Bill Frisell: The ECM Years

Read "Bill Frisell: The ECM Years" reviewed by John Kelman

Nothing trumps right place, right time. Sure, most artists pay plenty of dues-- sometimes in the public eye, oftentimes not--but for some, there's that serendipitous event that leads to greater visibility. Bill Frisell, surely one of the most important and influential guitarists of his generation, undoubtedly deserves all the accolades and artistic freedom he's achieved in ...


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