Libor Smoldas Organ Trio
October 04, 2017, 6:00 PM
The Libor Smoldas Organ Trio, comprised of European jazz guitar star Libor Smoldas, organist Gregory Hatza, and drummer Leland Nakamura, will perform a groovy mixture of jazz, blues, soul and funk, at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on October 4, at 6 pm. All About Jazz calls Smoldas "one of the fastest-rising talents on the Prague jazz scene." The program will include his original compositions mixed with jazz classics. Savor a concert of unforgettable jazz at the Kennedy Center.
Date: October 4, 2017, at 6 pm
Location: The John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566
Reservations are not required.
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. Smoldas 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