Pilsen: Jazz without Borders Festival 2015
Jazz lovers Mecca - Pilsen 2015 - October 6th till December 1st
The city of Pilsen has a long tradition of jazz festivals and concerts. This year's "Jazz without Borders" that celebrates its 10th anniversary will start on 15.10. with the concert of Pilsner Conservatory Big Band, led by Petr Mráz. Some more highlights will follow during the festival ending on December 1st with a Gala Concert of world famous The Manhattan Transfer.
Bob Mintzer Quintet (www.bobmintzer.com)
Jazz without Frontiers builds its reputation on bringing, every year, excellent Grammy-awarded world jazz-men to the Czech Republic. The saxophone legend Bob Mintzer will be another star of this calibre. He will perform for the Pilsen audience on October 20 with his American-Slovak quartet. The excellent Trio Elf from Germany will perform on the same night.
In order for the festival to live up to its name and show that jazz is indeed without any frontiers, the organisers bring every year remarkable projects that are varied both in the nationality of the performers and music styles. This year, a special treat is scheduled on October 15 when Milan Svoboda will perform with Les Sirenes String Quartet. In their Hommage aux Beatles show they will perform Svoboda’s adaptations of songs such as When I’m Sixty Four, And I Love Her, Lady Madonna,Hey Jude, Let It Be or Eleanor Righby.
Manhattan Transfer (manhattantransfer.net)
The festival season of this year will finish on December 1st by a gala concert of the American vocal formation Manhattan Transfer. According to the experts this ten-time Grammy Award holder is considered to be the most important vocal group of the last 50 years of modern music. This music group brings you a wide range of various music genres on a jazz basis completed by brilliant musicality, professionalism and breath-taking energy.
Jazz without Borders Program 2015
Tickets for the festival are available here
You will find more information at www.jazzbezhranic.com
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