Concert: Libor Smoldas
October 03, 2017, 6:00 PM
Czech jazz guitarist Libor Smoldas will perform songs from his album "Blue, Smoldas Plays Ježek" at the Czech Embassy on October 3, at 6 pm. The evening will include such greats as Tmavomodrý svět (Dark Blue World) and Klobouk ve křoví (Hat in the Bushes). Smoldas dedicated the album to Jaroslav Jezek's legacy. He says, "Before I fell in love with the music of Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Miles Davis and other greats of American jazz, I listened to jazz of premium quality and yet wholly Czech – music of a genius musician, Jaroslav Ježek – I loved it." Join us under the stars for this incredible night of jazz at the Czech Embassy.
Date: October 3, 2017, at 6 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
by October 2
Admission is free, however, reservations are required.
Embassy policy: No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. No coat check available. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required. Doors close at 6:15 pm.
Parking: Non-metered parking is available on Spring of Freedom Street and Tilden Street.
Closest Metro: The Embassy is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station.
Prague is home to one of Europe's top jazz guitarists—Libor Smoldas. He has worked, toured and recorded with international stars such as bassists Jay Anderson and George Mraz, drummers Jeff Ballard and Adam Nussbaum, organists Sam Yahel, Ondrej Pivec and Brian Charette and legendary saxophonist Bobby Watson. Smoldas' concert activities cover most European countries, the United States, Australia, China, including cities like New York, Brisbane, Washington, Dublin, Denver, Sydney, Beijing, Istanbul, Milan, Melbourne, Berlin and London. He has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious jazz clubs such as PizzaExpress, Smalls, Iridium, Blue Note, Dear Head Inn, and Bennetts Lane. Libor has released multiple albums both as a frontman and sideman. At only the age of 35, Smoldas is widely considered to be one of the best jazz musicians in the Czech Republic and a leading representative of his generation. Critics appreciate his smooth, melodic approach backed by his apparent love of jazz.
Photo courtesy of Antonio Porcar