Karlovo náměstí, Praha
For the 100th anniversary of the Czech Republic, we organise in cooperation with Czech Radio Vltava, a special music gift – MLADÍ LADÍ JAZZ OPEN-AIR. On 30th April let’s meet and dance together with the legendary jazz/hip-hop band The Herbaliser presenting here their new album Bring Out The Sound. Furthermore, you can look forward to Laco Deczi, the Czechoslovak jazz legend, Ježkovy stopy Orchestra, the clarinetist Oran Etkin and his new project CZ/SK Band and finally, yet the unknown future winner of the Jazzfruit competition will be performing.
Besides the musical performances, there will be also an exhibition “100 years of the Republic through the jazz perspective” presenting the development of the Czech jazz music in connection with the Czech history. The whole program will be streamed live by Czech Radio Vltava. The entry for the event is completely free of charge.
This year, the festival Mladí Ladí Jazz will be wrapped up in a big style. The final open-air concert will take place on Monday, 30th April, from 14.30 to 21.30 at Karlovo náměstí in Prague. The headliner is cross-gender, jazz and hip-hop fusion British band The Herbaliser. Formed in early 1990’s in London, there has always been Ollie Teeba and Jake Wherry, brought together by their interest in hip-hop, rare groove, funky and jazz and known as one of the very first bands who mix samples with a live band.
The Herbaliser helped carry the Ninja Tune cult label’s flag for long 13 years and contributed greatly to its success. They are currently recording under the wings of the German !k7 Records to release their long-awaited new album Bring Out The Sound in March 2018 which will be presented during the Prague show. The most recent addition to their line up was Ralph Lamb and Andy Ross aka Easy Access Orchestra.
The program of the final concert starts with the performance of Ježkovy stopy Orchestra playing the famous tunes of 1930’s and 1940’s Czech swing music. Then follows the future winner of the Jazzfruit competition chosen by the professional jury during the final evening on 11th April. Another big name of the day is Laco Deczi, Czechoslovak jazz trumpetist, and his band Celula New York. And finally, a special project of the New York based clarinetist Oran Etkin, who invited together Czech and Slovak musicians and will present his work in a completely unique style.
The whole program of the festival closing ceremony will be live-streamed by Czech Radio Vltava. The musical performances will be interspersed with the interviews and other thematic entries on site as well as in the radio transmission. In case of bad weather conditions, the event will be moved to the MeetFactory club.