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13 Apr 21:30

30PLN - 35PLN

Ondrej Stveracek – sax
Brian Charette – organ
Dano Soltis – drums

*tickets: 30/35 pln

New York Hammond Organist, Brian Charette, is a Grammy Nominated, Downbeat Critic’s Poll Winner. Charette, for a time, was living half the time in Prague, CZ where he befriended Dano Šoltis (d) and Ondrej Stveracek (s). The three began performing extensively throughout Central Europe combining the traditional Hammond Organ Trio with interesting electronic samples and analog synths. The group has amazing chemistry and is not to be missed.



New York City organist/pianist Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll in the “Rising Star: Organ” category and has climbed to 4th place in The 2015 Critic’s Poll in the main Organ category. This year Brian also won The Hot House Magazine Fan’s Decision Jazz Award for Best Organist in New York and had three releases on the Jazz Week Top 20.

Charette was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1972, and was introduced to music by his mother, Catherine. By the age of 17, he was playing with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson and Houston Person. After graduating on the Dean’s List from UConn in 1994 with a BA in Classical Piano Performance, Charette began touring Europe and was drawn to the culture and scene of Prague, Czech Republic, where he now works often.

Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has worked with notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. Charette is also an active author and educator, writing for Keyboard magazine, New York City Jazz RecordDownBeat, and the Czech magazine Muzikus. Brian teaches masterclasses all over the world and is on the faculty of the Czech Summer Jazz Workshop at Jesek Conservatory in Prague. His first book, 101 Hammond B3 Tips, was just released in fall 2014 through publisher Hal Leonard, and he has a popular instructional video on the website, Outside of music, Charette is passionate about chess and White Crane kung fu, in which he holds a black sash.


Born November 3rd, 1977, Most, Czechoslovakia.
Starts to play clarinet when he´s 10 years old, switches to tenor saxophone at 15 and joins Litvínov Big Band, where he gets prize for best soloist in 1995 in Czech Republic Big Band competition.
In 1998 moves to Prague for studying at Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory and starts to play at Prague Jazzclubs and czech top jazz players.
In 2003 finalist of prestigious International Jazz Contest Hoeilaart in Belgium.
Debut album “ONDŘEJ ŠTVERÁČEK QUARTET – WHAT´S OUTSIDE” was nominated as THE BEST JAZZ ALBUM 2010 and second album “THE FORM” was picked as ONE OF THREE BEST JAZZ ALBUMS 2013 by jazz critics.


Dano Šoltis is a contemporary drummer and occasional vibraphone player, with a wide understanding and complex view of music. A very flexible, but also sensitive player, who feels equally at home on big stages with pop–rock bands as with the club scene. With his project Drum Song he also performs solo. He plays his own brand of drumsticks Balbex Danodrum whose design he personally contributed to and Zildjian Cymbals.

Dano was born in 1982 in Košice, into an artistic family. His mother is a music teacher and cello player and his father was a classical dancer in National Theater. At first he tried cello for a year and started to play drums when he was eight years old. He was very much influenced by recordings of drummers which his father bought him, especially those of Vinnie Colaiuta on Mercury Falling.

As well as individual practice and attending Elementary Art School he played with the Youth Brass Band of Košice, with whom he travelled and attended his first festivals and competitions. Later he attended the Classical Conservatory of Košice and from 1999 continued at the Prague Jazz Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek. In Prague he becomes part of recognized Young Jazz Wave and starts to work with many personalities on Czech and international music sceen. Under this influence he attends Jazz Academy in Katowice, where he is awarded a Master degree in 2012. Later that year he releases his solo album Drum Song.

Among other activities he currently teaches individual drums and drum history at Jazz Conservatory of Jarosalv Ježek. Occasionally he leads drum master classes in Poland, the Czech republic and Slovakia. He is a founding member of the leading Czech-Slovak contenporary jazz band Vertigo (formerly Vertigo Quintet) with whom he has won several important awards. Besides Vertigo and other bands and projects, in 2016 he also cooperated with Arturo Sandoval.

He is a big fan of motorsport and races in go-karts and lives in Prague with his wife and three children.


13 Apr
30PLN - 35PLN