Karel Ruzicka Quartet: Grace & Gratitude

concert

February 21, 2019 , 7:00 pm

[4th Floor]

Fourteen years after his first solo album came out, he now brings out his new recording, entitled "Grace & Gratitude." The lineup whom he has invited to work with him in the studio is exceptional: John Patitucci on the double bass, Jon Cowherd on the piano and Nate Smith on the drums form a veritable “all-stars” team to whom the happy Růžička has dedicated the first piece on the album, "Brooklyn Brotherhood." The recording comprises exclusively Růžička’s own compositions and brings us jazz of the highest quality in first-class performance and in beautiful analogue sound performance.

Award-winning saxophonist, composer and producer Karel Růžička Jr. was born in Prague, Czech Republic into a very musical family. His mother was in the Czech opera and his father, Karel Růžička, is a well-known jazz pianist, composer and educator. Karel studied piano and flute from age 5, and studied at Prague Conservatory and the Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to reserve your seat online, please visit czechcenter.com.

Organized by: Czech Center NY