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Emil Viklický TRIO

May 19, 2018
Title: Emil Viklický TRIOVenue: Blues Alley / Washington DCCategory: MusicDate: 06.04.2018 - 06.04.2018Time: 20.00 h - 22.00 hDescription:                        Czech jazz pianist Emil Viklický brings his jazz trio to the heart of the nation’s capital for two shows at Blues Alley on June 4, at 8 pm and 10 pm. Viklický is renowned for his unique synthesis of the melodicism and tonalities of Moravian folk songs combined with modern jazz. He is a key player on the Czech jazz scene. Get in the groove with this talented trio for an unforgettable evening of jazz.   Event Details: Date/Time: June 4, 2018, 8 pm and 10 pm (two shows) Location: Blues Alley 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007 Tickets: CLICK HERE | Use code CZECH for half-priced admission to the shows. Emil Viklický:                Almost immediately after his Prague debut at Ludek Hulan’s Jazz Sanatorium in the early 1970’s, Viklický became a key player on the Czech jazz scene, working with such groups as Karel Velebný’s SHQ, Prague Big Band, Czech Radio Jazz Orchestra and the Super Quartet. In 1977, he earned significant acclaim with his very first recording “In Olomouc Town,” presenting a remarkable synthesis of modal jazz concepts, Moravian folklore and references to the legacy of composer Leoš Janáček. From 1977-78, he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston with Herb Pomeroy. Then, he recorded a number of albums: Window and Door with the guitarist Bill Frisell; Together, a piano duo with James Williams; Midgets with Joe Newman; and Magic Eye with Scott Robinson. Some of his most significant recordings are his arrangements of Moravian folk music and motifs from Janáček, recording such CDs as Morava, Moravian Gems, Sinfonietta, and Kafka on the Shore with George Mraz, Billy Hart, Lewis Nash, Iva Bittová, Zuzana Lapčíková, and Jiří Pavlica. For more information about the artist, please visit http://www.viklicky.com.