Jazz on 60's

Jazz of the 60's

The Loop Jazz Club, Hostivař,

1960s bigband music is most notably associated with the challenges it presents for players - known to be a genre reserved exclusively for truly great musicians.

Bandmasters were also well aware of this, taking great care to find the right selection. The virtuoso clarinettist and saxophonist Karel Krautgartner was one of these, having taken the sixties Czech jazz scene by storm along with his band.

He was primarily inspired by bigbands from abroad, including the legendary Count Basie, Buddy Rich and Sammy Nestico. Our programme brings together the compositions of these great artists including a trip down memory lane with Karel Krautgartner.



  • Neony, Karel Krautgartner
  • Love for Sale, Cole Porter
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Joe Zawinul
  • Norwegian Wood, Paul McCartney
  • A String of Pearls, Jerry Gray
  • Loose, Jerry Gray
  • Switch in Time, Count Basie
  • Autumn in New York, Vernon Duke
  • Sweet Georgia Brown, Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard
  • Hay Burner, Count Basie
  • C Jam Blues, Duke Ellington
  • Freckle Face, Count Basie
  • Straight Ahead, Count Basie



  • Jan Hasenöhrl & The Loop Jazz Orchestra
  • artistic leader Vít Pospíšil

  • Lukáš Koudelka, Jan Hasenöhrl,
    Jan Burian, Roman "Bobík" Kubát, trumpets
  • Martin Houserek, Karel Kohout, 
    Josef Pospíšil, Petr Fríd, trombones
  • Martin Plachý, Jiří Šindelář, 
    David Fárek, Robert Mitrega, saxophones
  • Vít Pospíšil, piano
  • Lukáš Chejn, guitar
  • Tomáš Uhlík, bass
  • Ondřej Pomajsl, drums