an Čarek – vocals, guitar
Čeněk Kraut – piano
Vlado Micenko – double bass
Kristián Kuruc – percussion instrument
Jiří Kotača – trumpet
Marek Kotača – clarinet, alto saxophone
Petr Chadim – tenor saxophone
Jan Galia – trombone
Heart of Dixie (CZ/SK) is a group of untamed musicians that was formed at the Department of Jazz Interpretation at JAMU. What started as a modest dixieland later grew into a fierce octet dominating stages across Europe. The group focuses on dance swing and brings life into lindy-hop festivals from Turkey to Spain with their characteristic sound of big band.
This is a rare combination of the technical precision of first-generation Czech university-graduated jazzmen and the effervescence of the young generation who adore the timeless swing. Come and let yourself be swooned by music that is complex yet accessible, entertaining without appearing obvious. Enjoy listening to what belonged to mainstream pop music eighty years ago but was also an artistic experiment and jazz of the highest quality.