Saturday, August 2, 2008

GigTips: August 2008

The month of August is often hot and sunny, making it perfect for some outdoor music. Without a doubt the biggest event of the month in the capital is AghaRTA’s Prague Jazz Week, including two fantastic free concerts in Old Town Square. Featuring just about everyone you could wish to see, these are not to be missed.

Details and schedules can be found at:

If you fancy staying indoors then AghaRTA Jazz Centrum’s schedule includes the wonderful folk-jazzer Pavla Milcová (14/8) and the Paganini of the bass with his band, František Uhlíř Team (9/8).

Luboš Andršt will be turning the clock back to 1972 at Vagon (7/8) with a reformed version of one of his first bands, the fusion outfit Energit.

Finally, if you want something a bit more bouncy, then singer Leona Prokopcová will be giving her band a workout at AghaRTA Jazz Centrum (31/8). They mix jazz standards with upbeat and inventive pop-soul covers. If they don’t do Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up” then request it for an encore – it is worth it!

Remember to check the listings for changes, and reservations are advised. While you’re reserving do mention that you saw the gig recommended here!

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