Laco Deczi

Czech native

Another elder who has life is reflected in his countenance. Laco has experienced, first-hand, the tyranny of Communism, fought to keep hold of freedom and used the beauty of music to transcend the obstacles put in his path. We met him when he played a benefit concert for the Czech Studies program at UNL in 2017.

A trumpet player, composer and band leader, Laco escaped Communism to make his own way in the world of jazz in NYC in 1985. He has built his own renowned jazz ensemble bringing the wisdom of music to a world in need of the respite. His strength of courage & determination coupled with the literal fight for his values and beliefs spirals out as music for every soul to hear.