Czech jazz music sounds in Baku [PHOTO/VIDEO]

Czech jazz music sounds in Baku [PHOTO/VIDEO]

By Laman Ismayilova

You should visit a jazz club in Prague if you are a fan of high-quality jazz music, reports Azernews.

Prague is filled with various good jazz clubs and it seems that this style of music will never lose its popularity in the Czech Republic. Jazz has had a great influence on Czech music and, in turn, the Czech Republic has a huge impact on global jazz culture.

Czech jazz music amazed the audience at the first Baku International Piano Festival.

The Marek Novotny Quartet played Czech jazz music at the Orange Grove restaurant.

The quartet includes Marek Novotny (piano), Smoldas Libor (guitar), Maksim Makagonov (bass) and Tomas Hobzek (drums)

Marek Novotny, the leader of the group, is a well-known Czech composer, arranger and pianist with a doctorate in music theory.

He also studied at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (USA) on a full scholarship, where he obtained a master’s degree in jazz composition from Grammy Award-winning Jeffrey Holmes. In his musical activities, Marek has collaborated with many famous musicians and musical groups and toured with concerts in the UK, Germany, Norway, Denmark, USA and China. Recently, his musical experiments have been highly appreciated since the musician won the grand prize at the Chang-Sha festival (China).

Notably, the first Baku International Piano Festival kicked off from May 20 to 27.

World famous pianists from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, France and other countries participated in the festival.

For more information, visit the festival website.

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