Sunday, November 2, 2008

GigTips: November 2008

Winter is with us here in Prague. Early nights, crisp cold mornings, and lots of hot wine to keep the icy weather out of our hearts. Nothing helps keep the chill away while waiting for a tram better than a plastic cup of svařák! And of course the music carries on...

The AghaRTA Jazz Festival brings us interesting offerings as ever: Polish singer Anna Maria Jopek (3/11) and legendary guitarist John Scofield (25/11) are both dropping by with gigs at the Lucerna Music Bar. Tickets and details can be found at

Further international talent can be seen at U Malého Glena with excellent American pianist John Serry (28/11) - Hopefully he will play some pieces from his majestic Enchantress album.

The Luboš Andršt Group make two appearances at AghaRTA Jazz Centrum this month (5/11 and 20/11) - be sure to pick up a copy of their new recording, Moment in Time, when you are there.

Our final tip for November is the Robert Balzar Trio at USP Jazz Lounge (5/11). They are really on top form at the moment, producing concerts that are musically satisfying, outstandingly beautiful, and a lots of fun too.

Of course there are many, many more concerts on this month, as every month, so please take a look at the Music Clubs links below for a fuller picture. Remember to book ahead to be sure of a good table, and do tell the venue that you saw the gig listed here. Happy listening!

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