Václav Klaus, Impresario

udílení Státních vyznamenání na Pražském Hradě

Imagine the president of the United States regularly presenting jazz in the East Room of the White House; that is the level of recognition Václav Klaus gave the music. President of the Czech Republic from 2003 to March of this year, Klaus succeeded the Republic’s first president, Václav Havel. He hosted 90 monthly concerts known as Jazz na Hradě, at the Prague Castle. This 2011 Rifftides post reports on one of the events. Here on the left, we see Klaus with the Czech pianist Emil Viklický, who … [Read more...]