Louvre Palace and Jazz Club Reduta
The Velvet Revolution and Velvet Jazz. That’s one way to describe the Reduta Jazz Club, located in the Neo-Renaissance Louvre Palace. In its early years, Reduta focused primarily on theater productions with a musical element. Notable artists such as Jiří Suchý and Jiří Šlitr had their first joint performances here. The theater company of Jára Cimrman also operated at Reduta for two years. Over the years, Reduta transformed into one of the freest artistic scenes in Prague, and despite the strong opposition from the secret police, it later became one of the main centers of the Velvet Revolution. After 1989, the club entered a golden age and achieved worldwide fame. Throughout its history, renowned artists such as Chris Barber, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, and B.B. King have performed at the club.