Alto saxophonist Idris Ackamoor first met Margo Simmons (flute) and Kimathi Asante (electric bass) whilst students together at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio where one of their teachers was renowned pianist, Cecil Taylor. After founding the band in Paris in 1972, performing in Holland and embarking on a “cultural odyssey” across Africa, the group recorded three independent albums (Lalibela in 1973, King Of Kings in 1974 and Birth / Speed / Merging in 1976) and became renowned for their striking live shows, mixing percussive, spiritual and space-age jazz with performance, theatre, and dance. After migrating to San Francisco to perform on the Bay Area arts scene, they disbanded in 1977 after a final show at the UC Berkeley Jazz Festival.
Almost 30 years later, The Pyramids reunited unexpectedly following growing demand for their music from vinyl collectors and jazz fans and embarked on the first of many European tours featuring original members, as well as a fresh line-up including renowned percussionist Kenneth Nash. In 2012 the group signed to German label Disko B who released a new album, the freeform Otherworldly and all three albums from their rare back catalogue. Idris was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by DJ Gilles Peterson at his Worldwide Awards and The Pyramids were back, gaining a whole new legion of fans.
Tickets to our concerts are available every day directly at the club (preferable at other times than from 11 am to 2 pm when lunch is served) and at the entrance right before the concert. You can also obtain them at the Information Centre Olomouc (Upper Square, town hall).
You can also use online ticket sales through GO OUT and SMS TICKET.
The payment is organized through an online payment gateway or by sending a chargeable text message and the remaining payment on site. Direct links to online purchase of tickets can be found at individual events.
We are sorry but we do not have reservations for concerts – the places in the room are filled first come first serve. We are happy to reserve your tickets for later collection at the bar or at the entrance.