by Miroslava Strháková © Webdesing
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In December 2016, two concert evenings were held in Bratislava, commemorating the anniversary of the 55th anniversary of the legendary Slovak jazz orchestras -
The concert also had significant feedback on the musicians -
"After a meeting in 2016, we decided to revive the spirit of music we played over 50 years ago and which still finds its audience with its ease, spontaneity and vitality. We wanted to carry one the spirit of traditional jazz that we played either as Traditional Club Bratislava or Revival Jazz Band. Our repertoire moves between New Orleans jazz, Chicago Dixieland and swing so that we reach the widest spectrum of audiences. The combination of soprano saxophone, trombone and guitar / banjo also allows for different colourful and stylish variants and thus the unusual sound of our new formation. "
Igor Čelko -
Vlado Vizár -
Patrícia Páleníčková -
Andrej Šebo -
Karol Sucháň -
The Slovak, Czech and European jazz community consider the trombone player, Michal Motýľ, to be not only and excellent and technically experienced solo player on the bass trombone, but also an extraordinary author and arranger.
The group Michal Motýľ Tentet started in august 2013, for the recording of the great album of Michael Motýľ, called Sunflowers. The repertoire of the tentet consists of original pieces of Michal Motýľ, Matúš Jakabčic, Nikolaj Nikitin and Erik Rothenstein. These compositions are traditional, but they also include aspects of modern jazz. The brass section is non-
Between 1983and 1988, he was studying at the State conservatory in Košice, where he attended classes by prof. Pavol Takáč. He received several awards from competitions during his studies. He also attended classes of doc. J. Gašparovič at the College of Music arts in Bratislava. In 1989, he received the 2nd prize at the Amati Kraslice (ČSFR) competition. In 1990 he received the 3nd prize at the Interpretation competition of young artists in Bratislava. In 1992 at the Prague spring competition, he received the prize for the best candidate from the ČSFR.
Since 1992 he is a member of the trombone group of the Slovak philharmonic orchestra (bass trombone) and a member of the CZ-
Michal Motýľ – base trombone, composition, setting
Juraj Mitošinka – trombone
Vlado Vizár a.h. – trombone
Ondrej Juraši – trumpet, flugelhorn
Miroslav Poprádi – clarinet, soprano, tenor sax.
Erik Rothenstein – baritone sax, bass clarinet, flute, composition, setting
Matúš Jakabčic – guitar, guitar synthesizer, composition, setting
Peter Korman – contrabas
Marián Ševčík – percussion
"The Obradovic -
Lada is an artist with great musicality, and drumming for her is "like playing on a piano made of leather that reverberates by touch and stroke". Her gentle touch comes from a number of variants and dynamics, sometimes hardly audible, sometimes again contrasting with the opposite dynamic amplitude. Its poly-
David, an excellent and creative pianist, plays two acoustic and electronic keys simultaneously to combine and enhance their sound capabilities with different colour shades. The play and electronic sounds created by the right hand on the synthesizer add to the natural sound of the piano.
This duo, made up of strong players, is harmoniously and rhythmically perfect, and draws on a consistent musical philosophy and conviction.
Lada Obradovic is a choral jazz singer, songwriter and arranger. Her musical education began with classical piano playing. Later she "discovered" the drums, with which she immediately fell in love with. After graduating from the “Rock Academy” in Zagreb, she moved to Graz, Austria, where she completed four years of studying drums at a baccalaureate level. During this four-
In 2009 she took part in the International Summer "Drums" workshop, where she received a scholarship stay in New York. In 2014, a new project began under her leadership, the "Lada Obradovic Project". In 2016 she became the finalist of an international competition called “Competition” in California. In the same year, she became a member of the David Tixier trio, with whom she performed all over Switzerland and France. In the following years Lada participated in many competitions and jazz festivals in Europe. She has performed with various musical formations playing different styles, from trio to big bands in Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
David Tixier -
Lada Obradović -
The leading Slovak trumpet player and flugelhorn player, composer and arranger Lukáš Oravec belongs not only to the Slovak jazz peak, but is also known and established in the top category of the European and international jazz scene. His positive jazz agility and activeness is famous. In addition to his collaboration with several domestic musical ensembles, he opens his own jazz projects with important guests!
The participation of the jazz formation Lukáš Oravec Quartet with the American guest, outstanding pianist and composer Danny Grissetto at the 13th Jazz Festival Špania Dolina '2017, can be considered a significant organizational and dramaturgical success of the festival. The quartet is complemented by the great Czech-
Lukáš Oravec graduated from the Conservatory in Žilina. After his graduation he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus (DK) and studied at the department classical music with complementary studies of the jazz trumpet. In 2009-
He has collaborated on various projects and with many bigbands, for example the RAMA Big Band (DK), Big Band Gustav Brom, SK-
Danny Grissett is an American jazz pianist, keyboardist and composer, born in 1977 in Los Angeles. As a five-
In a review in 2010, Down Beat commented that Grissett's jazz game is based on the pianists of Mulrew Miller, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Clark, in which he creates his own harmony and rhythm -
Lukáš Oravec Quartet & Danny Grissett line-
Danny Grissett -
Lukáš Oravec -
Tomáš Baroš -
Marián Ševčík -
The Krakow Jazz Band Ball Orchestra is considered to be the oldest Polish Orchestra of traditional jazz. It was created in 1962 at the initiative of the recently deceased trumpeter John Kudyk and a group of students of the Academy of Music in Krakow. The debut of JBBO took place in a contest of amateur jazz bands "Polish South", where the band won the first prize. Another success JBBO has ever seen on the national jazz scene was the win of the Jazz on Odra in 1965. This event has begun countless concerts in Poland and almost all over the world. The band participated in the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague, Dixieland Meeting Oberhausen (Germany) and several times at the famous Dixieland Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento (USA). The Orchestra has collaborated with many prominent musicians, including the famous trumpeter Wallace Davenport. JBBO started as a Dixieland band, but with time and personal change, the style has evolved and expanded: (says famous critic Bogdan Chmura) "... Their music is a synthesis of New Orleans jazz, swing with elements of bebop, blues, Polish folklore and Latino "-
American keyboardist and singer Stanley Breckenridge is a Doctor of Musicology and an assistant professor at the Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton. He also lectured at the University of Mary Curie-
Michal Bylica -
Marek Michalak -
Jacek Mazur -
Wojciech Groborz -
Teofil Lisiecki -
Wieslaw Jamiol -
Stanley Breckenridge -