This autumn will again be under the sign of an international music stars and legends.
International Jazz Festival Praha, one of the oldest jazz festivals in Europe, will present
its 36th year and has prepared a large portion of the top music for all visitors as every year.


The festival open by a gala concert of the Slovak jazz scene's icon Peter Lipa,
accompanied by the legendary Gustav Brom Czech Radio Big Band
on October 12, and the stage is going to be occupied by another stars of Czech and world jazz until November 16.


The respected musicians are going to present their skills in the intimate atmosphere of the legendary Jazz Club Reduta, whose acoustics are among the best in Prague. The guitar magician Mark Whitfield from the United States, who cooperated with musical celebrities such as Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall, John Mayer and Sting, will join his forces with the excellent Slovak project AMC Trio and is going to enthral everyone in the club with his art.
The great of American music and the jazz legend Al Foster will perform his brilliant technique at the festival, surrounded by the quartet composed of rare-class jazz musicians. The drummer, the source of inspiration and the longtime team-mate of the legendary stars (Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Hugh Masekela and Blue Mitchell), will introduce musical gems of his long career.

The unique New York project Soul Jazz Alliance will visit the festival as a part of its European tour, which will conclude at the prestigious London club Ronnie Scott's. The head of the top ensemble of the reputable American musicians is Vincent Herring, who is considered to be one of the best saxophonists of his generation and is a worthy successor to John Coltrane.

The special act of the autumn festival will be the awesome trumpeter Michael Patches Stewart. The charismatic American and an icon of current jazz has significantly contributed to the creation of songs of Whitney Houston and he has been performing alongside Al Jarreau, David Sanborn and Quincy Jones. The music enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to see and hear his distinctive musical style combining elements of jazz, R'n'B and funk in two unmistakable festival projects.

This year's international jazz festival, dedicated to its founder publicist Lubomír DORŮŽKA, will offer these and other interesting jazz musicians during autumn evenings, some of whom are going to be in the Czech Republic for the very first time. The combination of the remarkable program and the unique club atmosphere in the heart of the city guarantees unforgettable moments that all visitors will be able to enjoy from October 10.