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Sun April 21
Daniel Bulatkin Quartet
original sax time
Keyboard
Saxophone
Drums
Double bass

Daniel Bulatkin is a new face on the Czech jazz scene. He was born in 1999 in Prague, where he currently studies high school. When he was 15 years old, he won 3rd place in the prestigious solo piano improvisation competition ‘Pianist of the Year 2015’ organised by the company ‘Petrof’. He defended his 3rd place in the following year of the competition, which was won by Vít Křišťan.

He is a private student of many recognised pianists in the Czech Republic and abroad (Omer Klein, Brian Charette, Vojtěch Eckert, Jiří Levíček etc.) and he also perfects his craft on several workshops (among others with the bebop legend George Cables).

The new jazz ensemble under his leadership formed in August 2016 on a studio session with American players Neil Wetzel (alto sax) and Gary Rissmiller (drums). The original premise of the group was to perform less known compositions of famous musicians of the post-bop era (Bill Evans, Woody Shaw, Herbie Hancock etc.), however, the group now focuses more and more on original compositions of all members. 

The foundation of the band consists, aside from bandleader Daniel Bulatkin (piano), the Dutch saxophonist Cyrille Oswald (or alternation by Andy Schofield (sax, 6.8.), Tomáš Baroš (bouble base) and Marek Urbánek (drums).
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Mon April 22
Adam Tvrdý Crossover
jazz and blues
El. guitar
Drums
Double bass

A group of experienced professional musicians lead by one of the top czech guitarists, combining blues and jazz. Energetic and emotional playing of Adam Tvrdy varies with characterful vocal of Jakub Zomer as well as his hammond organ playing. Connection of these outstanding soloists with a great rhythm section brings a crossover filled with sensitive interactions and musical dialogs.

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Tue April 23
Elena Sonenshine Quartet
swing and standards
Vocal
El. guitar
Drums
Double bass
Elena Sonenshine and her band present the most famous songs of Ella
Fitzgerald. In celebration of the 100th birthday of the First Lady of Jazz. 
You will hear a selection of Ellas most famous songs, including
Tisket....Misty.....Mac......  Elena Sonenshine, is one of the most famouse
jazz singers of the Czech Republic.  She studied at the Berklee College of
Music in Boston and her repretoire developed over two decades on the jazz
scene includes unique vocal arrangements of jazz standards, latin jazz and original compositions.
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Wed April 24
Otto Hejnic Trio
arranged jazz standards
Piano
Drums
Double bass

The Otto Hejnic Trio is that relatively unusual creature, a drummer-led piano trio. The group hails from the Czech Republic where One, its debut, was recorded in late 2011. It's an impressive first release. The trio—Hejnic, Ondrej Krajňák on piano and Josef Fečo on double bass—proves to be a tight and dynamic unit. The music, all Hejnic's original tunes, displays straight-ahead, Latin and European classical influences combined to create an album of varied moods and tempos performed with a consistently high standard of musicianship. 

The compositions on One move from the gentle, meditative, sound of "Preludium For Angela" to the more aggressive, edgier music of "Labyrinth." The trio is more than capable of matching that movement. 

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Thu April 25
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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