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Swingin' to Freedom

Swing singer and dancer Kateřina Steinerová accompanied by jazz pianist Jiří Růžička will present her program Swingin' to Freedom to the New York audience for the first time.

Swing and freedom meet in the heart of Manhattan at the beautiful Bohemian National Hall. Musical theater actress, singer, choreographer, swing and tap teacher, Kateřina Steinerová, will present her program Swingin' to Freedom to the New York audience. She will be accompanied by remarkable jazz pianist Jiří Růžička. Come and enjoy the swing music of the highest quality in this top-notch performance.

In June 2015, Kateřina Steinerová recorded her debut album I Love Peggy Lee. Upon its release, the singer said: "I Love Peggy Lee is a collection of my favorite songs by extraordinary American singer Peggy Lee. I recorded the album in an old-fashioned and unique way using analog technology and was accompanied by fabulous musicians.“

The concert is a part of this year's celebration of 30 years of freedom in the Czech Republic. In 2019, we remember the events of the Velvet Revolution of 1989 which ended four decades of the communist oppression. It is fitting that the Czech Center New York will host swing singer Kateřina Steinerová. Swing music has been linked with Czech history for decades. During the Second World War, swing reflected people's longing for freedom. This feeling prevailed even during the era of the communist oppression as swing symbolized the free West. Nowadays, swing clubs are more popular than ever all over Europe.

For further information please contact:

Marie Tomanová / tomanova@czechcenter.com / 646.422.3395

CZECH CENTER NEW YORK, 321 E 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021 
Metro: Q na 72nd Street, 6 na 68 Street/Hunter College

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