Wilkins is an American jazz pianist and educator currently living in
Prague. He has a unique knowledge of the jazz scene in the Czech
Republic, and over the next fifteen months, he will report on his
experiences. You can find out more about Skip at his website, skipwilkinsjazz.com
New this month:
MY ROMANCE: JAZZ ON THE ROAD IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
In this month's Tales From Prague, Skip Wilkins hits the road and recalls his experiences playing outside of Prague. Skip also tells of the new friends he has made, both on and off the bandstand.
Previous posts (in reverse chronological order):
PLAYING THE JAZZ CLUBS IN PRAGUE
In the latest installment of his ongoing series Tales From Prague,
Skip Wilkins tells about the various jazz clubs in the city. One hosted a
jam session with a sitting US President (guess which one). Several
cater to the local jazz fans while others attract international
tourists. Includes several photos of the venues.
THE SUMMER CHORAL FESTIVAL IN LOMNICE
Skip Wilkins recalls his
experiences at the Choral Festival in Lomnice. The festival was featured
on a 15-minute segment on Czech TV. The video clip is embedded in the
article, along with Skip's commentary.
THE QUINTET AND THE FRYDLANT SUMMER JAZZ WORKSHOP
In the first installment of his ongoing series, Skip Wilkins tells of his first experiences playing in Europe, the summer jazz workshop in North Bohemia where he teaches, and his quintet, comprised of American and Czech musicians.