News: JazzFestBrno opens the spring part of the festival with a film premiere

26 February 2018, 12:30
News: JazzFestBrno opens the spring part of the festival with a film premiere

This year for the first time in the history of the festival the spring part will present a film production. There will be the Czech premiere of the documentary about one of the biggest personalities in Czech and world jazz with the title Miroslav Vitouš – jazzová legenda (Miroslav Vitouš – Jazz Legend). During the festival Miroslav Vitouš will also be appearing alongside Emil Viklický. The main part of the festival will open with a concert from the saxophonist Donny McCaslin, who among other things played on the last album by David Bowie.

After the two introductory concerts the festival will enter its main phase, where aside from world figures like Donny McCaslin, Avishai Cohen or Christian McBride, there will be films and appearances from domestic artists. Most of the concerts will be followed by a jam session in the Music Lab club. The festival will be taking place from 1 February to 10 May 2018.

The film evening will take place 13 March 2018 in the Divadlo U stolu. A documentary will be broadcast by Czech TV in December while at the festival the premiere will be shown in an extended form. Part of the screening will be a meeting with the director Petr Kaňka and other guests.

Miroslav Vitouš/ photo Zlatohlávek

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