Martin Kratochvíl (b. 1946) is a Czech jazz musician, doctor of philosophy and a businessman – not the most common combination for a jazz pianist. In 1964 he established Jazz Q, which during the communist era before 1989 was one of the symbols of the resistance in Czechoslovakia. After 1989 Kratochvíl has been more active on the business, though Jazz Q reunited once during early 2000’s.
In Finland Pori Jazz festival 1972 Jazz Q had three gigs. I took these pictures in Yhteislyseo school on 15 July and Kirjurinluoto park on 16 July. This was probably the only time the band has be performing in Finland.