Jazz award for Ladislav Gerhardt

PIANIST, clarinettist, and arranger Ladislav Gerhardt was posthumously given the 2002 Gustav Brom Orchestra Award on January 31. The 40-centimetre glass award in the shape of a trumpet is annually given to a Slovak for supporting the country's jazz scene.

"What Armstrong or Ellington were for the world, Gustav Brom and his orchestra, highly acclaimed in Europe and America, were for Slovakia," Slovak jazzman Peter Lipa, a member of the award commission, told Slovak daily SME.

Born in 1937 in Košice, Gerhardt founded the Bratislava Jazz Quartet, the first modern jazz ensemble in Slovakia, in 1961.

Top stories

News digest: Fear and anger are prevaling emotions in Slovakia, president said

Kočner and Zsuzsová charged with planning murders. PCR tests are free for symptomatic people.

5 h
President Zuzana Caputova delivers her state of the republic address in parliament on September 27, 2021.

President Čaputová: We need to protect this world and Slovakia's place in it

In her speech about the state of the republic, the president offered a grim summary of the pandemic so far. Slovakia is in desperate need of stability.

11 h
Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury (aka Tutul)

Bratislava reminds me of Bangladesh, says exiled writer

Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury calls on the Slovak capital to help exiled writers and artists work through their trauma.

16 h
Most Slovak believe that “we” should also include foreigners, although they are quick to point out that efforts to integrate should be undertaken mainly by the foreigners themselves.

What Slovaks shouldn’t forget when they dream of the perfect foreigner

Bratislava’s mayor is right that integration is a two-way street, but even the capital still has some way to go to see foreigners as residents rather than just visitors.

27. sep
Skryť Close ad