Jazz Dock Orchestra releases live album

Jazz Dock Orchestra

Jazz Dock, one of Prague’s most popular jazz clubs thanks to its cool location in a modern glass building that appears to be floating on the river Vltava, plays host to a wide variety of jazz, funk, Latin and soul bands. But it also has its own house band, the Jazz Dock Orchestra, which recently released its first album.


The 16-piece ensemble has been a staple at Jazz Dock for almost six years – band leader Andy Schofield, a saxophonist and composer from Manchester in the UK founded the band in 2018. But until recently, they hadn’t released an album.

Jazz Dock Orchestra | Photo: Martin Trenkler,  Animal Music

The album “Tonight” is made up of original compositions by Schofield and trombonist Jan Jirucha and was recorded at two concerts for the band's five-year anniversary in January 2023.

The Jazz Dock Orchestra’s other members include exceptional Czech and Slovak musicians, and it has collaborated with world-class virtuosos such as the jazz singer Kurt Elling, the bassist Richard Bona and the saxophonists Ben Wendel and Niels Klein.

The ensemble performs every third Monday of the month at its home in Jazz Dock.