25. 4. 2021 | Spanish Synagogue

STREAM - Jazz evening

Live broadcast of the second festival concert from the breath taking newly reconstructed Spanish Synagogue in Prague. The jazz evening will feature leading award-winning guitarist David Dorůžka, flutist Robert Fischmann and drummer Martin Novák with a program of his own compositions and works by world-famous musicians such as John Zorn, Chava Alberstein, Kurt Weill and others. 

David Dorůžka - guitar 

Robert Fischmann - flute 

Martin Novák - percussion, drums 


  1. Adon Olam (traditional, arr. Robert Fischmann)
  1. Unter dayne vayse shter'n (Avraham Sutzkever-Avrom Brudno)
  2. The Bobover Wedding Niggun (traditional, arr. Robert Fischmann)
  3. Malaga (Robert Fischmann)
  4. Love song (Kurt Weill)
  5. A Sukele a kleyne (traditional-Avrom Reisen / Robert Fischmann)
  6. Ikh Shtey unter a Bokserboyim (Chava Alberstein / Zhame Telesin)
  7. Shir HaMidbar (David Dorůžka)
  8. Vs. Sh'chav Beni (Emanuel Harussi / Shalom Charitonov)
  9. Netivot (John Zorn)

The newly formed jazz formation of David Dorůžka will present the original work of the members of the Dorůžek-Fischmann-Novák trio in combination with well-known works by John Zorn or Kurt Weill. The uniqueness of the concert will be underlined by the atmosphere of the Jerusalem Synagogue.

David Dorůžka

David Dorůžka (1980) started playing the guitar at the age of ten and from the age of fourteen he performed with leading musicians on the Czech jazz scene. He was a member of the Eye of the Hurricane group and the Jaromír Honzák trio. In 1995 he was awarded the "Talent of the Year" award by the Czech Jazz Society. From 1999 to 2002 Dorůžka lived in Boston, United States where he studied composition and improvisation at Berklee College of Music. Among his teachers were Joe Lovano, Mick Goodrick and George Garzone and Berklee awarded Dorůžek in addition to a full scholarship several awards such as the Wayne Shorter Award and the Jimi Hendrix Award. In the summer of 2000, Dorůžka attended a master class for young musicians in Aspen, Colorado, where his lecturers included Herbie Hancock, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman and Christian McBride. Since the end of 2003 Dorůžka has been living in Europe again, performing mainly with his trio and also with a quartet with Swedish singer Josefine Lindstrand .

Dorůžka has appeared at major festivals in the USA (Monterey, Cleveland and others), Canada (Montreal), and in many European countries (festivals in Vienna, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Athens and others). Among the countries where he performed are the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Poland and Slovakia. The musicians he has collaborated with include Jorge Rossy, Django Bates, Tiger Okoshi, Perico Sambeat, Albert Sanz, Rodney Green, Orrin Evans, Kenwood Dennard, Phil Wilson, Greg Hopkins , Don Grusin and many more.

Festival partners

Organised in cooperation with the National Theatre within Musica Non Grata, with a donation from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague.

Musica non grata

General Partner



Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Státní fond kultury


Městská část Praha 1

Media partners


Media partners

Partner of the concert on 11.11.


Under the Auspices of:

Minister of Regional Development, 
Mrs. Klára Dostálová
Minister of Culture,
Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek
Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky
President of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Radek Vondráček
Senát Parlamentu České republiky
předseda Senátu Parlamentu ČR, pan Miloš Vystrčil
President of the Senate, Parliament of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Miloš Vystrčil
German Ambassador to the Czech Republic, 
Dr . Christoph Israng
Ustavni soud
President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Pavel Rychetský
Governor of the Ústí nad Labem Region,
Mr. Jan Schiller
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, paní Klára Dostálová
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR.
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR

Partner of the performance on 28.11.


Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development, Mr. Ivan Bartoš
Minister of Culture, Mr Martin Baxa
President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Vystrčil
© 2022 Foundation festival EVERLASTING HOPE
Varšavská 714/38, Vinohrady, 120 00 Prague 2
Contact e-mail: info@vecnanadeje.org
+420 721 585 178 (Irma Mrázková, director of the festival)