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Wed March 20
Zuzana Vlčeková Quartet
jazz standards
Vocal
Drums
Double bass
Keyboard

New face of Slovak jazz“ singer Zuzana Vlčeková  introduces itself with her trio. Her univerval vocalizing, beatifully sounding alto slamming  into the clear open tone at higher position. Original way can bring a slow jazz balads as well as famously temperamental. Captivating voice sings jazz standars a very hih performance quality. Her biggest inspirationis is singing and musicality od Ella Fitzgerald as well as Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Mary Stalings and Charlie Parker. Accompanied by elite players of Prague jazz scene Stanislav Mácha (piano), Josef Fečo (bass) and Radek Němejc (drums).

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Thu March 21
Miriam Bayle Band
jazz standards
Vocal
El. guitar
Drums
Double bass

The singer Miriam Bayle is quite a well hidden treasure in the world of jazz vocalists. The Miriam Bayle Quartet is by no means an accompaniment unit, a phenomenon, which is far too often wittnessed in many vocalist's cases. Fortunately it is a group of distinctive individuals capable of working towards the collective. Her bandmates have an abundance of jazz craftmanship, they can also create an athmosphere to make Bayle feel at home. Many colleagues from the field of jazz vocals - Janis Siegel, Tierney Sutton, Karin Allyson and many others, similarly as Miriam Bayle wish to be a true part of the band. They also know how to use their voice as an instrument, which is another strength of Miriam Bayle, the "Queen of Scat". One can only stand in awe trying to understand where Bayle finds so much depth and energy to her voice, uncompromised swing feel and perfect English pronunciation. Miriam Bayle is gifted by all these atributes and in addition to that she knows how to handle her talents. Come experience Bayle's mesmerizing voice, the drumming explosions of Tomáš Hobzek, the sensible comping and brilliant solos of pianist Matej Benko, Petr Dvorský's on double bass. If you looking for a smooth and cosy jazz music, Miriam Bayle Band is just what you are looking for!

Miriam Bayle Quartet: Miriam Bayle – voice, scat Petr Dvorský – d-bass, Adam Tvrdý - el. guitar, Dano Šoltys – drums.

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Fri March 22
Allison Wheeler & Daniel Bulatkin Trio
jazz standards & swing
Double bass
Keyboard
Vocal
Drums

Allison Wheeler is a jazz/contemporaryvocalist,educator, and composer from Monterey, California(USA). She is a versatile singer with a heavy focus on improvisation and a love for creative challenge. 

            Allison dropped out of art school to pursue jazz in 2015 and recently graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, where she studied under Julia Dollisonand renowned vocal jazz arranger/director Kerry Marsh. Last spring, she was awarded the Down Beatstudent music award for 2018 Undergraduate Vocal Soloist and has won three others (2016, 2017, 2018) in the Graduate category as a member of Vocal Lab, the university’s premiere vocal jazz ensemble. Allison has had the pleasure of performing alongside artists such as the New York Voices, Aubrey Logan, and Vertical Voices and at events including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Greeley Jazz Festival, and the annual Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference. 

            She recently moved to Europe to work as a full time music teacher. She spends her time balancing a love for both visual art and music, and she loves to see how the two influence each other and give her the ability to create, connect, and communicate with those around her.  

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Sat March 23
Jan Kořínek Trio
arranged jazz standards
Double bass
Drums
Keyboard
J.K. Trio is a modern and professional jazz Trio, where the doublebass does not present and fulfill only it´s acccompaniment role, but, on the contrary  - it often overtakes that very special basic line, frequently used and supported by bow as an expressive mean.
Delicately and tastefully choosed and arranged programm and repertoir of the Trio in fact follows those traditions of great music, that has been represented by such personalities as Wynton Kelly, Hampton Hawes, Bill Evans, Mccoy Tyner, etc.
The programm and expression of Trio has been draught in such special conception as to deeply interest listeners by it´s  stylishness and  genre pure expression which induces the very right and special jazz atmosphere.

J.K.Trio plays in structure:
Stanislav Mácha - piano
Jan Linhart - drums
Jan Kořínek - double bass
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Sun March 24
Osian Roberts trio
arranged jazz standards
Saxophone
Drums
Double bass

Osian Roberts along with bass player Tomáš Baroš and drummer Marek Urbánek plays a mixture of original music and new arrangements of classic jazz standards by the likes of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Stayhorn. 

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Osian Roberts took up the saxophone aged nine, and has been pursuing a career as a jazz musician ever since. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and after graduating in 1998, performed with many of the UK's foremost musicians, including Sir John Dankworth, Iain Ballamy, Jim Mullen, Mike Carr, and Peter Ind.

 

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