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Program

Dec 11, 2014 8:00 PM

George Mraz / Camilla Mraz Trio

A screening of the film "Dance of the Blue Angels" by Czech director Steve Lichtag, with music performance by bassist George Mraz, pianist Camilla Mraz and drummer Anthony Pinciotti.

George, Camilla and Anthony all play and write completely unique music which never fails to elicit our deepest feelings while quietly astounding us with their world class technical resources and inspirational lyricism.  They have been developing and exploring the idea and practice of creating live music for several live films.  The trio would perform in front of the screen and this music would be largely improvised with a few pre-composed themes. The style of the music would be comprised of jazz, modern classical, and other genres of music they feel are germane to the artistic and emotional integrity of the film.

Preceding the film "Dance of the Blue Angels," which has received awards in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, France, Serbia, Italy, and the USA, will be performance of the trio, George Mraz, Camilla Mraz and Anthony Pinciotti.  The music will include their originals, some free pieces and some jazz standards.

A native of the Czech Republic, George Mraz was influenced by the jazz broadcasts of Willis Conover on Voice of America.  He attended the Prague Conservatory and was playing jazz throughout Central Europe until 1968, when the Soviets entered Prague, leading him to accept a scholarship to Berklee School of Music in Boston.  He has since played and recorded with dozens of artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Tommy Flanagan, Herbie Hancock, and the New York Jazz Quartet. Mr. Mraz also leads his own trio with his wife Camilla.

 Tickets available online: $25.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Dec 11, 2014 8:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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