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19 Jul 2014 20:30

Inner Spaces Scotland at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

Three fantastic young musicians from the burgeoning underground Prague jazz scene combine with Scottish drummer, John Lowrie, and bassist, Mario Caribe, in a band that’s heavily influenced by the ECM and Scandinavian sound, with beautiful melodies and compositions, and improvisations of great maturity. With: Štěpánka Balcarová (trumpet), Luboš Soukup (sax) and Vít Křišťan (piano).

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.

Venue: www.thejazzbar.co.uk
Price: £10

Part of Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival

More information about Inner Space

This event is organised as part of the YEAR OF CZECH MUSIC 2014 programme

2014 is a remarkable year for Czech music, with over sixty prominent Czech composers, performers and musical organizations celebrating anniversaries – from Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů and Josef Suk to Rafael Kubelík and Milada Šubrtová to the Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava.

Years ending with the number 4 have been traditionally recognised as years of music since 1924.

The Year of Czech Music 2014 programme has been initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Ministry for Regional Development with the objective to support projects promoting Czech music in the Czech Republic and abroad.

The Jazz Bar, 1a Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR, Scotland

19 Jul 2014 20:30


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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