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Inner Spaces at the EFG London Jazz Festival

12 NOVEMBER 2014 - Three fantastic young musicians from the burgeoning underground Prague jazz scene: Štěpánka Balcarová – trumpet, Luboš Soukup – tenor sax and Vít Křišťan – piano, combine with two outstanding London based musicians: double bassist Adam King and drummer Lloyd Haines, in a band that’s heavily influenced by the ECM and Scandinavian sound. Following the UK premiere of Inner Spaces at the Edinburgh International Jazz Festival 2014, the band bring their beautiful melodies, compositions and improvisations of great maturity to London.

Štěpánka Balcarová - trumpet, flugelhorn born 10.08. 1986 in Plzeň, Czech republic. Studied trumpet at Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory for two years, now studies at Jazz Academy in Katowice. Collaborated with various bands such as Nedaba quintet, Bluestouch, Bohemia Big Band, Porta Coelli (Petr Kořínek), Big band of Jazz Academy in Katowice. Studies with prominent players: Piotr Wojtasik, Ed Partyka, František Kučera... In March 2009 recieved special award at jazz competition Jazz nad Odra, in November 2009 individual award at KROKUS Jazz competition in Jelenia Gora and individual award at Jazz Juniors in December 2009, in Cracow and a special award for artistic vision at Jazz nad Odra 2010.

Luboš Soukup– tenor, soprano sax, clarinet born 1985 in Chrudim, Czech republic. Studied at Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory, graduated from Jaroslav Ježek VOS. Current student at Jazz Academy in Katowice. Studied with various musicians as David Dorůžka, Jaromír Honzák, Jiří Nedoma, Piotr Wojtasik, Miriam Bayle, Milan Svoboda. Formed his own quartet Points and collaborates with Jan Jirucha Bucinatores Orchestra, Los Quemados, Ondřej Pivec, Petr Zelenka, Vojtěch Eckert, Milan Svoboda, Kryštof Marek. He recieved special award for composition at Jazz nad Odra 2009.

Vít Křišťan – piano born 23. 3. 1986 in Pelhřimov, Czech republic. Studied jazz and classical piano at Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek in Prague in the class of Irina Kondratěnko, Ondřej Kabrna and Jiří Růžička. Studies at Jazz Academy in Katowice with Wojciech Niedziela and Ed Partyka. Collaboration: Jan Přibyl Quintet, Tomáš Hobzek Quartet, Big Band of Jazz Academy in Katowice. He won the second award at jazz competiton Jazz nad Odra 2009.

More information about Inner Space

Admission: £10 online (+ £1 booking fee) Booking, £ 12 on the door


Part of Made in Prague Festival (17 October - 30 November 2014) and EFG London Jazz Festival (14 - 23 November 2014)