Personality profile

Photo: Igor Čelko Author: Jozef Uhliarik

Igor Čelko

5 Feb 1944 Bratislava

www.traditional-club.sk

jazz
composition, arranging, piano, clarinet, soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone

Bio

Bio

1960
member of Dixieland na Suchom Mýte in Bratislava (piano)
1961 – 1969
member of the group Traditional Club
1962 – 1967
Faculty of Construction of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava
1964
performed at the International Jazz Festival in Prague (with Traditional Club)
1965 – 1966
performed with Traditional Club at festivals in Vienna, Budapest, Comblain la Tour (Belgium), Munich; tours in Hungary and the former East Germany; took part in a radio broadcast, Jazz in der Tschechoslowakei (the former West Germany)
1967
participated in the Czechoslovak Amateur Jazz Festival in Přerov, where with Traditional Club, he won first prize in the traditional jazz category; performed at the jazz festival in Prague
1968 – 1969
engagements in Zurich, Basel, and Geneva (Switzerland)
1970
some members of Traditional Club remain in Switzerland, performing as the East European Dixieland Company (Igor Čelko, Peter “Lemon” Móric, P. “Mule” Molnár)
1974 – 1978
member of the Roy King Dixieland Band, with trombonist Roy Crimmins (Great Britain)
1978 – 1987
member of the Dixieland formation Smoking Band (Zurich)
1988
leader of the Elite Syncopators quintet, oriented towards old-time jazz
1991 – 1992
occasional concerts with members of Traditional Club
1993
member of The Zigerhorns Dixieland Band, with which he played a tour in Australia
from 1994
member of the Jazz Point Dixieland Band (Zurich; Matthias Jenny – trombone, Edy Kieser – banjo, Hans Brunner – drums, Herbie Saurer – trumpet, Jimmy Wettach – bass guitar, tuba, Igor Čelko – soprano saxophone, baritone saxophone)

Works

  • jazz
  • Balada pre Láďa

    1969

Discography

  • Photo: Jazz Point Dixieland Band: Side by Side JAZZ POINT DIXIELAND BAND: SIDE BY SIDE
    2001 CD – Grüezi Verlag Carlo Brunner
    1. Igor Čelko (cl)
  • Photo:
    2001 CD – Gold Records
    1. Igor Čelko (cl)
  • Photo: Jazz Point Dixielandband: Real Dixieland JAZZ POINT DIXIELANDBAND: REAL DIXIELAND
    1998 CD – Grüezi Verlag Carlo Brunner
    1. Igor Čelko (cl)
  • Photo: Jazz Point Dixielandband: The Funny Sound of Dixieland JAZZ POINT DIXIELANDBAND: THE FUNNY SOUND OF DIXIELAND
    1997 CD – Reader's Digest Verlag “Das Beste”
    1. Igor Čelko (cl)
  • Photo:
    1997 CD – Opus (912592–2)
    1. Igor Čelko, Karol Ondreička, Vlado Vizár, Karol Ondreička (gui)
  • Photo:
    1996 CD – Chaos
    1. Igor Čelko (cl)
  • Photo: The Zigerhorns Dixieland Band: Crazy Jumps THE ZIGERHORNS DIXIELAND BAND: CRAZY JUMPS
    1993 CD – Plus One
    1. Igor Čelko: The Zigerhorns Dixieland Band: Crazy Jumps
  • Photo: The Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Fifties THE SMOKING BAND: 20 HITS OF FIFTIES
    1980 LP – Gold Records
    1. Igor Čelko: Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Fifties
  • Photo: The Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Sixties THE SMOKING BAND: 20 HITS OF SIXTIES
    1980 LP – Gold Records
    1. Igor Čelko: Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Sixties
  • Photo: The Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Forties THE SMOKING BAND: 20 HITS OF FORTIES
    1979 LP – Gold Records
    1. Igor Čelko: Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Forties
  • Photo: The Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Thirties THE SMOKING BAND: 20 HITS OF THIRTIES
    1979 LP – Gold Records
    1. Igor Čelko: Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Thirties
  • Photo: The Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Twenties THE SMOKING BAND: 20 HITS OF TWENTIES
    1978 LP – Gold Records
    1. Igor Čelko: Smoking Band: 20 Hits of Twenties
  • Photo: Roy King and His Band Starring Sir Charles Thompson ROY KING AND HIS BAND STARRING SIR CHARLES THOMPSON
    1977 LP – Gold Records
    1. Igor Čelko: Roy King and His Band Starring Sir Charles Thompson
  • Photo: Roy King Dixieland Band: Rhythm is Our Bussiness ROY KING DIXIELAND BAND: RHYTHM IS OUR BUSSINESS
    1976 LP – Music Club
    1. Igor Čelko: Roy King Dixieland Band: Rhythm is Our Bussiness
  • Photo:
    1970 LP – Supraphon 0 13 0530
    1. Dušan Pálka: Ešte raz ku tebe prídem
      Ivan Stanislav (v), Rytmická skupina Vladimíra Macheka
    2. Ernest Genersich: Prečo tak pozde, krásna pani
      Viliam Sobolič (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Miloš Machek (dir.)
    3. Viliam Kostka: Čakám ťa, čakám
      Zdeněk Sychra (v), Vokálne kvarteto, Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Bohumil Trnečka (dir.)
    4. Gejza Dusík: Dedinka v údolí
      František Krištof Veselý (v), Tanečný orchester Tatra Revue, Juraj Berczeller (dir.)
    5. Ctibor Lenský: Nebolo to náhodou
      Melánia Olláryová (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Bohumil Trnečka (dir.)
    6. Teodor Šebo-Martinský: Dnes mám prvé randevú
      Jiří Štědroň (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    7. Pavol Čády: Biele margaréty
      Norbert Fiebig (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Miloš Machek (dir.)
    8. Gejza Dusík: Rodný môj kraj
      Jozef Kuchár (v), Vokálne kvarteto, Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Miloš Machek (dir.)
    9. Róbert Hrebenár: Čo srdce nečušíš
      Dušan Grúň (v), Vokálne kvarteto, Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Bohumil Trnečka (dir.)
    10. František Kováčik: Nesmúť za mnou
      Gabriela Hermélyová (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Miloš Machek (dir.)
    11. Jozef Frank Zemplínsky: Skôr než odídeš
      Jiří Štědroň (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    12. Karol Elbert: Do zajtra čakaj
      Helena Blehárová (v), Gustav Brom Big-Band
    13. Zdeněk Cón: Nečakaj ma už nikdy
      Jozef Kuchár (v), Tanečný orchester Československého rozhlasu v Bratislave, Bohumil Trnečka (dir.)
    14. Andrej Lieskovský: Náladová láska
      Tatiana Hubinská (v), Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (dir.)
  • Photo:
    1970 LP – Intercord Tonträger GmbH
    1. Vlado Vizár: Dixie Party
    2. Igor Čelko: Traditional Club: Dixie Party Traditional Club of Bratislava
  • Photo:
    1970 LP – Opus 1 15 0870
    1. Gejza Dusík: Každý si rád zavolá
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    2. Karol Elbert: Starosti
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    3. František Havlíček: Svitanie
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    4. Teodor Šebo-Martinský: To mi povedz, dievča
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    5. Jaroslav Laifer: Malé medvieďa
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    6. Ľudovít Štassel: Bratislavské blues
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf, umv.), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    7. Andrej Lieskovský: Nie som žiarlivá
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf, umv.), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    8. Vieroslav Matušík: Veľká chvíľa
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    9. Pavol Zelenay: Práve rok
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Miloslav Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    10. Igor Čelko: Balada pre Láďa
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    11. Tomáš Seidmann: Tak dávno to už viem
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
    12. Ján Siváček: Jeden z dvoch
      Traditional Club Bratislava, Igor Čelko (sxs, pf), Peter Móric (cl), Vlado Vizár (tn), Milan Vašica (tr), Boleslav Boška (bo), Milan Paška (cb), Štefan Popluhár (dr)
  • Photo: Traditional Club Bratislava 1969 TRADITIONAL CLUB BRATISLAVA 1969
    1969 LP – Supraphon
    1. Vlado Vizár: Traditional Club Bratislava 1969
    2. Igor Čelko: Traditional Club Bratislava (1969)
  • Photo:
    1964 LP – Supraphon
    1. Karol Ondreička, Igor Čelko, Igor Čelko (cl)
  • Photo: Traditional Club: Savoy Blues – Swanee River TRADITIONAL CLUB: SAVOY BLUES – SWANEE RIVER
    1962 SP – Supraphon
    1. Igor Čelko (cl)
  • Photo: Traditional Club Bratislava 1968 TRADITIONAL CLUB BRATISLAVA 1968
    LP – Supraphon
    1. Igor Čelko: Traditional Club Bratislava (1968)

Awards

  • Czechoslovak Amateur Jazz Festival in Přerov
    1967 - winner of the traditional jazz category (with Traditional Club)


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