Prague’s always been a musical city, and its jazz clubs are no exception. Tiny, underground, smoky places or sleek and modern with a cocktail list – no matter your style it is not difficult to find a great jazz act playing every night of the week. Agharta is one of the oldest jazz clubs in town, and beginning this month they are putting on the 20th anniversary of the Agharta Prague Jazz Festival. The festival is a drawn out one; running from February 23 – May 23, 2011.
Organizers are taking their big birthday seriously and inviting back a number of popular past performers, as well as keeping an interesting and updated edge to the acts. A few highlights include Maceo Parker, the Richard Bono Group and Soft Machine. Most of the concerts are held at the Lucerna Music Bar, and tickets can be bought online at Agharta’s website.
February 23: Steve Lukather Band, Lucerna Music Bar
March 15: Maceo Parker, Lucerna Music Bar
April 13: Mike Stearn Band, Lucerna Music Bar
April 14: Dean Brown Trio, Lucerna Music Bar
May 4: Richard Bono Group, Hybernia Theater
May 11: Victor Wooten & JD Blair, Lucerna Music Bar
May 12: Soft Machine, Lucerna Music Bar
May 23: Jack Dejohnette Group, Lucerna Music Bar
Photos courtesy of Agharta Prague Jazz Festival; top is Richard Bono Group, middle is Soft Machine