Maybe not that young, but definitely young at heart! Charles Bridge Band members, although of different ages and origin, are joined by some of the same views on life;, they agree that the best way to muddle through life is to play jazz and the most beautiful place for such muddling is in Prague. A group of true musicians who play with soul and funk in a foot stomping good time for all.
When the weather is fair and you stroll at the Charles Bridge, you will see many different vendors, painters and other artists. Among them all, six jazzmen stand out, and the unmistakable voice of their bandmaster, Jan Křtitel Novák, the singer, author of lyrics, and founder of the band, which came into existence soon after the Velvet Revolution of 1989 with the intent to play at Charles Bridge.
With every passing year, however, the band has been asked to play at many different events and venues, and today you can hear Bridge Band at weddings, company celebrations, soirées, in one of many stylish restaurants in Prague – you name it. The band has also been performing at music festivals and, from time to time, also in clubs and pubs not only in other Czech towns and cities, but also in abroad – mainly in the German speaking countries around the Czech Republic, but also in Norway, Belgium etc. When the weather is fair, you can listen to Bridge Band at Charles Bridge every afternoon from 1 PM to 3:30 PM.
Zigzag your way through a multitude of visitors and locals right to the middle of Charles Bridge. Join the crowd and be dazzled by the music of the Charles Bridge Dixieland band. They are here every day, winter and summer, in sunny weather and pouring rain. After having listened to the sweeping music, admire the statues that stand guard on the parapet. The best loved statue is that of St John Nepomuk. Rub his feet and you are sure to return to Prague one day, although others say that it will bring you happiness. A combination of the two would be perfect.