Personality profile

Photo: Luboš Šrámek

Luboš Šrámek

24 Jun 1977 Bratislava

jazz
composition, arranging, piano, keyboards

Collaboration(s): Gustav Brom Big-Band, Matus Jakabcic CZ-SK Big Band

Bio

Bio

1993 – 1999
studied piano at the State Conservatory in Bratislava
1997 – 1999
collaborated with youth jazz band Elie Quintet and Big Band of Conservatory Bratislava
1999 – 2003
continued at the Jazz Institute at the Academy of Music in Graz (Austria)
2004
founder and leader of his own quintet Five Reasons (Luboš Šrámek – piano, Juraj Bartoš – trumpet, Matúš Jakabčic – guitar, Juraj Griglák – double bass, Marián Ševčík – drums)
since 2004
started teaching jazz piano and theory on the State Conservatory in Bratislava, member of Tentet and CZ/SK Big Band of Matúš Jakabčic, collaborated with Slovak drummer Jozef Döme and his quartet, performing in Bratislava Jazz Days 2004, yearly performing on jazz festivals: Jazz Festival Přerov, Pet Jazz Bratislava, Jazzfest Košice, Jazz Fest Brno etc.
2005
presentation of his own compositions in Jazz Club Blue Note, Milano (Italy), member of band Funkpunk (Juraj Griglák, Martin Valihora)
2006
participation on Three pianos project with Ondrej Krajňák and Klaudius Kováč
2006, 2007
lecturer of international jazz master classes in Frýdland (Czech Republic)
2007
leader of new jazz project LuboSSramek Artsemble
 
cooperation:
Zbygniew Namyslowski, Janusz Muniak, Jarek Smietana, Aladar Pege, Stjepko Gut, Harry Sokal, Karl Ratzer, Norma Winstone, Jerry Bergonzi, Erich Bachtragl, Billy Hart, Ingrid Jensen, Ron McClure, Peter Cardarelli, Anna Lauvergnac, Maja Jaku, Mark Murphy, Renato Cicco, Ed Neumeister, Wayne Darling, Jure Pukl, Dušan Novakov, Milan Nikolic, Andjelko Stupar, Daniel Noesig, Ondrej Krajňák, Klaudius Kováč, Radovan Tariška, Milo Suchomel, Erik Rothenstein, Peter Solárik, Róbert Ragan, Marián Ševčík, Matúš Jakabčic, Juraj Bartoš, Juraj Griglák, Juraj Kalász, Berco Balogh, Martin Valihora, Jozef Döme... 

In terms of interpretation, his work is musically interesting and distinctive by his exact textbook technique, colourful melodic and harmonic sense of thinking with sophisticated rhythm and regular pulse. Owing to his progressive views of modern jazz art, he is in great demand as a composer and arranger. He currently leads his East European Artsemble whilst working alongside a project Jazzonance.

Bibliography

Discography

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    2017 CD – Music Fund
    1. Šrámek Ľuboš – Šikulová Elena: Zmena
      Brigita Szelidová (v), Ondrej Juraši (tr), Igor Kmeťo ml. (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Rakby , Richard Csino (bgui), Milo Suchomel (sx), Jan Marciš (fc), Nikolaj Nikitin (sx), Igor „Ajdži“ Sabo (bat), Juraj Griglák (bgui), Dávid Hodek (dr), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    2. Šrámek Ľuboš – Šikulová Elena: Pán
    3. Young Victor – Heyman Edward: When I fall in love
      Anita Soul (v)
    4. Šrámek Ľuboš – Šikulová Elena: Ja
    5. Pillo Marco – Hrašková Denisa: Lolitka
      Fredy Ayisi
    6. Šrámek Ľuboš – Aleo Silvia – Konečný Peter: Dievča
      Róbert Opatovský (v)
    7. Šrámek Ľuboš – Aleo Silvia: Plán
      Richard Csino
    8. Gross Walter – Lawrence Jack: Tenderly
    9. Šrámek Ľuboš – Csino Karol: Deň
      Silvia Sarközi , Cigánskí diabli
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    2016 CD – Music Fund
    1. Hana Šebestová: Rainbow
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb)
    2. Gibbons – Dyremforth: A Garden in the Rain
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Juraj Griglák (cb), Marián Ševčík (bat), Jan Marciš (fc), Pavol Ruček (sx), Barbora Kolářová (fl)
    3. Hana Šebestová: Tancovačka
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Matúš Jakabčic (gui), Tomáš Baroš (cb), Marián Ševčík (bat), Peter Raitl (dr), Milan Osadský (ac), Barbora Kolářová (fl)
    4. Hana Šebestová: Záhradník
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Matúš Jakabčic (gui), Tomáš Baroš (cb), Marián Ševčík (dr), Peter Raitl (bat), Barbora Kolářová (fl), Mucha Quartet, Juraj Tomka (vn), Andrej Baran (vn), Veronika Kubešová (vl), Pavol Mucha (vc)
    5. Hana Šebestová: S drakom
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Juraj Griglák (bgui), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    6. Hana Šebestová: Časopriestor
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Tomáš Baroš (cb), Matúš Jakabčic (gui), Robert Holota (ob), Mucha Quartet
    7. Hana Šebestová: Utajená
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Juraj Griglák (cb), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    8. Hana Šebestová: Kruh
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Juraj Griglák (cb), Marián Ševčík (dr), Barbora Kolářová (fl)
    9. Hana Šebestová: Breza
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Matúš Jakabčic (gui), Tomáš Baroš (cb), Marián Ševčík (dr), Barbora Kolářová (fl), Nikolaj Nikitin (sx), Mucha Quartet
    10. Hana Šebestová: Metronón
      Hana Šebestová (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Juraj Griglák (bgui), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    11. Šebestová – Hays: Like a Bird
      Hana Šebestová (v), Kevin Hays (v), Luboš Šrámek (keyb), Juraj Griglák (bgui), Marián Ševčík (dr)
  • Photo: Rio Danubio – Erik Rothenstein RIO DANUBIO – ERIK ROTHENSTEIN
    2014 CD – Music Fund SF00842531
    1. Erik Rothenstein: Rio Danubio
      Erik Rothenstein (fl, sxbr), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Pavol Bereza (gui), Vladimír Máčaj (cb), Eddy Portella (bat), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    2. Miles Davis (arr. Erik Rothenstein): Nardis
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Ondrej Juraši (tr), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Pavol Bereza (gui), Eddy Portella (bat), Vladimír Máčaj (cb), Marián Ševčík (bat)
    3. Erik Rothenstein: M.CH.B.Blues
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Vladimír Máčaj (cb), Eddy Portella (bat), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    4. Michal Motýľ : Stolen Moment
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Pavol Bereza (gui), Vladimír Máčaj (cb), Eddy Portella (bat), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    5. Michal Motýľ: Puesta del Sol
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Ondrej Juraši (tr), Pavol Bereza (gui), Vladimír Máčaj (cb), Eddy Portella (bat), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    6. Erik Rothenstein: Bebe Rebe
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Ondrej Juraši (tr), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Pavol Bereza (gui), Vladimír Máčaj (cb), Eddy Portella (bat), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    7. J.Van Heusen (arr. Erik Rothenstein): Here´s that rainy day
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Michal Šimko (bgui), Pavol Bereza (gui), Eddy Portella (bat), André Antunes (dr)
    8. Erik Rothenstein: Sweet Sue´s 18th birthday
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Michal Motýľ (tnb), Roland Kánik (pf), Pavol Bereza (gui), Eddy Portella (bat), Juraj Griglák (bgui), André Antunes (dr)
    9. G.de Paul (arr. Erik Rothenstein): I´ll remember april
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Michal Motýľ (tnb), Pavol Bereza (gui), Juraj Griglák (bgui), André Antunes (dr)
    10. M. Ravel (arr. Erik Rothenstein): Kaddish
      Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Eva Šušková (v), Vladimír Máčaj (cb), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Eddy Portella (bat)
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    2014 CD – Music Fund
    1. CD TALES FROM MY DIARY
      Nikolaj Nikitin (sxs, sxt), Lukáš Oravec (fc), Pavol Bereza (gui), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Juraj Griglák (cb), Marián Ševčík (dr)
    2. CD POLAJKA
      Eva Šušková (v), Boris Lenko (ac), Roman Harvan (vc), Martin Sillay (gui), Róbert Pospiš (vm)
  • Photo: Adriena Bartošová: Softly ADRIENA BARTOŠOVÁ: SOFTLY
    2013 CD – Forza Music
    1. Adriena Bartošová (v), Martin Valihora (bat), Martin Gašpar (bgui)
    2. Juraj Kalász (cb), Sisa Michalidesová (fl), Martin Ďurdina (tr), Juraj Burian (gui), Martin Breznický (keyb), Peter Preložník (keyb), Tomáš Gajlík (keyb), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Gabo Jonáš (pf)
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    2012 CD – Music Fund
    1. Berco Balogh (v), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Štefan 'Pišta' Bartuš (cb), Juraj Griglák (cb), Marián Ševčík (bat), Milo Suchomel (sxt), Matúš Jakabčic (gui)
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    2012 CD – Real Music House

    1. Zrodenie Chelmu / The Birth of Chelm 2. Zrnká / The Coffee Beans 3. Ko-Ka / Kolčáková Karina 4. Rande / The Date 5. Her nor, du schejn Mejdele 6. Sprievod bláznov / Der Narrenlauf / Processions of Fools 7. H stein C 8. Gronam 9. Koka alt. take 10. Zweilach Mirka Záhumenská: vocals 2., 4.,5. Erik Rothenstein: clarinet, alto & baritone saxophone Ľubomír Šrámek: keyboard Štefan Bartuš: double bass Martin Ďurdina: trumpet Michal Motýľ: bas trombone Dušan Novakov: drums, percussions Music: Erik Rothenstein, except 5, 10 trad., arr. by Erik Rothenstein
    1. Erik Rothenstein, Luboš Šrámek, Štefan 'Pišta' Bartuš, Martin Ďurdina, Michal Motýľ, Dušan Novakov , Mirka Záhumenská
  • Photo: Štefan "Pišta" Bartuš: Collectivity ŠTEFAN "PIŠTA" BARTUŠ: COLLECTIVITY
    2012 CD – Music Fund

    1. Dream with Open Eyes 2. Period 3. How Deep is the Ocean 4. M. F. Diatonic 5. Grandmother 6. Intro of Sound 7. Soundcheck 8. Rondo 9. Collectivity Štefan "Pišta" Bartuš - b Michal Bugala - g Luboš Šrámek - p Peter Solárik - ds Andy Middleton - ts
    1. Štefan 'Pišta' Bartuš (cb), Peter Solárik (dr), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Michal Bugala (gui)
  • Photo: Live in Murmansk LIVE IN MURMANSK
    2011 CD – Real Music House

    1. Blue Katka (N. Nikitin) 2. Infant Eyes (W. Shorter) 3. Black Nile (W. Shorter) 4. For Aram (N. Nikitin) 5. Speechless (Ľ. Šrámek) 6. Peter Pan (N. Nikitin) 7. Miyako (W. Shorter) Nikolaj Nikitin - ts Ľuboš Šrámek - p
    1. Nikolaj Nikitin (sxt), Luboš Šrámek (elpf)
  • Photo: Matúš Jakabčic CZ-SK Big band MATÚŠ JAKABČIC CZ-SK BIG BAND
    2010 CD – Multisonic

    1. Úvod 2. 1.4.E.M. 3. 269 Summer St. 4. Room #445 5. Suite: No Name Extension 6. Lower East Boston Alcoholic Group 7. All The Things You Are Matúš Jakabčic - g, comp, arr, ld reeds: Radovan Tariška - as, Rostislav Fraš - as, ss, fl, Štěpán Markovič - ts, ss, Ondřej Štveráček - ts, Erik Rothenstein - bs trumpets & flugelhorns: Václav Týfa, Ondrej Juraši, Juraj Bartoš, Martin Ďurdina trombones: Přemysl Tomšíček, František Karnok, Svatopluk Košvanec, Michal Motýľ rhythm section: Ľuboš Šrámek - p, Tomáš Baroš - b, Marián Ševčík - ds
    1. Matúš Jakabčic, Radovan Tariška, Erik Rothenstein, Juraj Bartoš, Martin Ďurdina, František Karnok, Michal Motýľ, Luboš Šrámek, Tomáš Baroš, Marián Ševčík, Ondrej Juraši, Matúš Jakabčic (gui)
  • Photo: Ľuboš Šrámek with His East Artsemble and Guests: Abstructures ĽUBOŠ ŠRÁMEK WITH HIS EAST ARTSEMBLE AND GUESTS: ABSTRUCTURES
    2008 CD – Music Centre Slovakia

    1. Introducing The Bluesers 2. Quiet Now 3. Carrousel 4. Fucky But Lucky 5. Insistence 6. If 7. Coreador Fanfare 8. Abstructures 9. The Last Epoque 10. Bessie’s Blues 11. Yesterdays East European Artsemble: Ľuboš Šrámek – p Kornél Fekete-Kovács – tp. flg Kristóf Bacsó – as Rosta Fraš – ts, as Matúš Jakabcic – g, g synt Štefan Bartuš – b Dušan Novakov – ds Guests: Sisa Michalidesová – fl Juraj Bartoš – tp, flg Milo Suchomel – ss, ts Peter Adamov – voc Gábor Winand – voc Eddy Portella – perc Marián Ševčík – ds
    1. Luboš Šrámek, Matúš Jakabčic, Štefan 'Pišta' Bartuš, Sisa Michalidesová, Juraj Bartoš, Milo Suchomel, Marián Ševčík, Luboš Šrámek (pf)
  • Photo: Adriena Bartošová: Znovuzrodenie ADRIENA BARTOŠOVÁ: ZNOVUZRODENIE
    2007 CD – Forza Music

    CD 1 1. Lombareo 2. Fatima 3. Zhon 4. Nikdy ti to nevysvetlím... 5. Hora 6. Bachovská 7. Fatamorgána 8. Brieždenie 9. Bolesť odchodov 10. Znovuzrodenie Bonus: • 11. My Soul Was In Flight • 12. Láska sa nedá vynútiť CD 2 Spomienky: 1. Paupi-paupi 2. Te-di 3. O-sea 4. Blue Afternoon 5. Irenka 6. Master Of Passion 7. Needfull Things 8. Tattoo In Mind 9. Posol snov 10. Košieľočka biela 11. Pred búrkou 12. Zbohom ostávajte... 13. Samota 14. Bež 15. Peace Of Mind 16. Mais Que Nada Bonus: • 17. Somebody Loves Me... • 18. Canticle Music: Adriena Bartošová Lyrics: Maria Kadlečíková, Maroš Bančej, A. Bartošová, M. Pavúk, Peter Susko Juraj Burian – g, perc, voc Adriena Bartošová, Martin Breznický, Luboš Šrámek – keys Pavol Kvassay – keys Stano Palúch, Miriam Ferenčíková – vn Karol Lago – ss, fl Juraj Griglák, Oskar Rózsa – bg Richard Gašpar – db Martin Valihora, Róbert Rist – ds Martin Ďurdina – tp Andrea Bučková, Štefan Bučko, Monika Baarová, Juraj Burian – voc
    1. Adriena Bartošová, Juraj Burian, Stanislav Palúch, Pavol Kvassay, Oskar Rózsa, Juraj Griglák, Martin Valihora, Luboš Šrámek, Martin Ďurdina, Adriena Bartošová (v)
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    2007 CD – Skarabeus (R240 0001-2-331)
    1. Karol Csino: Nezvestný
      Pavol Bereza, Milo Suchomel, Luboš Šrámek
  • Photo: Matúš Jakabčic CZ/SK Big Band featuring Harry Sokal MATÚŠ JAKABČIC CZ/SK BIG BAND FEATURING HARRY SOKAL
    2007 CD – ORF (ORF-CD 3005)

    1. 1.4.E.M. 2. 269 Sumner St. 3. Suite: No Name Extension 4. Modal 2 5. Another Waltz... 6. Harlekin Tango 7. Light and Easy 8. What a Wonderful World 9. Someday My Prince Will Come Live from RadioKulturhaus, 15.11.2006 Wien ORF Austria / Music Centre Slovakia 2007
    1. Matúš Jakabčic (gui), Matus Jakabcic CZ-SK Big Band, Hary Sokal (sax, sxs), Radovan Tariška (sxa, cl), Rostislav Fraš (sxa, fl), Štěpán Markovič (sxt), Milo Suchomel (sat, sxs, cl), Pavel Pivovarči (sxbr), Václav Týfa (tr, fc), Juraj Bartoš (tr, fc), Ondrej Juraši (tr), František Tomšíček (tp, fc), Přemysl Tomšíček (tn), František Karnok (tn), Svatopluk Košvanec (tn), Michal Motýľ (tnb), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Tomáš Baroš (cb), Marián Ševčík (bat)
  • Photo: Three Pianos – Live in Bratislava 2006 THREE PIANOS – LIVE IN BRATISLAVA 2006
    2007 CD – East West

    Ondrej Krajňák, Klaudius Kováč, Ľuboš Šrámek – p Tomáš Baroš – b Marián Ševčík – ds
    1. Klaudius Kováč, Ondrej Krajňák, Luboš Šrámek, Tomáš Baroš, Marián Ševčík, Ondrej Krajňák (pf)
  • Photo: Robert Opatovský: Swing & Latin ROBERT OPATOVSKÝ: SWING & LATIN
    2006 CD – Closing
    1. Juraj Griglák, Matúš Jakabčic, Juraj Bartoš, Milo Suchomel, Radovan Tariška, Luboš Šrámek, Sisa Michalidesová, Marián Ševčík, František Karnok, Erik Rothenstein, Klaudius Kováč, Peter Solárik, Róbert Opatovský (v)
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    2006 CD – Multisonic (310697 )
    1. Matúš Jakabčic, Luboš Šrámek, Juraj Griglák, Dano Šoltýs, Matúš Jakabčic (gui)
  • Photo: Erik Rothenstein & His Rainbow Project: Prater Menuet ERIK ROTHENSTEIN & HIS RAINBOW PROJECT: PRATER MENUET
    2005 CD – Music Centre Slovakia (R35 0004-2-331)

    • 1. Petrovaradinska Tvrdžava (intro) (E. Rothenstein) • 2. Fluchtpunkt Istanbul (E. Rothenstein) • 3. Shalom Chaverim (trad./arr. E. Rothenstein) • 4. Sweet Sue's 18th Birthday (E. Rothenstein) • 5. Prater Menuet (E. Rothenstein) • 6. Sad Janka Kráľa (E. Rothenstein) • 7. Ostrihom (E. Rothenstein) • 8. Petrovaradinska Tvrdžava (outro) (E. Rothenstein) April 2004 (2, 4, 5, 8) Alexandra Schenk - voc (2, 4) Erik Rothenstein - bs Radovan Tariška - as Dragan Tabakovic - g Ľuboš Šrámek - p Milan Nikolic - b Andjelko Stupar - ds December 2004 (1, 3, 6, 7) Juraj Bartoš - tp (1, 3, 7) Erik Rothenstein - bs, as (7), fl (6) Milo Suchomel - ts, ss Juraj Kalász - b Marián Ševčík - ds
    1. Erik Rothenstein, Juraj Bartoš, Radovan Tariška, Luboš Šrámek, Milo Suchomel, Marián Ševčík, Juraj Kalász
  • Photo: Hanka Gregušová & The Trio HANKA GREGUŠOVÁ & THE TRIO
    2005 CD –

    • 1. Embraceable You • 2. Saving all my love for you • 3. I Can't Give you anything but love • 4. Misty • 5. Hire Wire – The Aerialist • 6. For all we know Hanka Gregušová (vocal) • Ľubomír Šrámek (piano) • Juraj Kalász (double bass) • Marián Ševčík (drums)
    1. Hanka Gregušová & The Trio
      Hanka Gregušová, Luboš Šrámek, Juraj Kalász, Marián Ševčík
  • Photo: Luboš Šrámek and His Five Reasons With Guests: Correspondance LUBOŠ ŠRÁMEK AND HIS FIVE REASONS WITH GUESTS: CORRESPONDANCE
    2005 CD – Music Fund (SF 00452531)

    • 1. Ma Belle Aknel (to Lenka Macikova) • 2. Static Movement (to Herbie Hancock) • 3. Lullaby of Kirkland (to Kenny Kirkland) • 4. Correspondance (to McCoy Tyner) • 5. Ellingtones (to Duke Ellington) • 6. Typewriter (to David Kikoski) • 7. Intro to Tempstation • 8. Tempstation (to Keith Jarrett) • 9. The Kick From Chick (to Chick Corea) • 10. Evanstore (to Bill Evans) • 11. Beyond the Time (to Mulgrew Miller) Luboš Šrámek – p Juraj Bartoš – tp, flg Matúš Jakabčic – g, g synth Juraj Griglák – b Marián Ševčík – ds Guests: Radovan Tariška – as Jure Pukl – ts Milan Nikolic – b Andjelko Stupar – ds Dušan Novakov – ds Jozef Döme – ds All compositions and arragements by Luboš Šrámek
    1. Juraj Griglák (cb), Luboš Šrámek (pf), Radovan Tariška (sxa), Marián Ševčík (bat), Juraj Bartoš (tr), Matúš Jakabčic (gui)
  • Photo: Slovak Jazz SLOVAK JAZZ
    2005 CD – Music Centre Slovakia (R35 0006-2-531)

    1. Typewriter (Correspondance / Luboš Šrámek & His Five Reasons With Guests) 2. Tempstation (Correspondance / Luboš Šrámek & His Five Reasons With Guests) 3. Lisa (Pacora Trio / Pacora Trio) 4. Minor Waltz (Pacora Trio / Pacora Trio) 5. Cotton Club Stomp (Cotton Club Stomp / Bratislava Hot Serenaders) 6. Sunday (Cotton Club Stomp / Bratislava Hot Serenaders) 7. Felix The Cat (Cotton Club Stomp / Bratislava Hot Serenaders) 8. Petrovaradinska Tvrdzava (Prater menuet / Erik Rothenstein & His Rainbow Project) 9. Fluchtpunkt Istanbul (Prater menuet / Erik Rothenstein & His Rainbow Project) 10. Somebody Loves Me (Talkint To Your HEart / Adriena Bartošová) 11. Angel Eyes (Talkint To Your HEart / Adriena Bartošová) 12. Angel Face (Knights of the Living Groove / Peter Cardarelli) 13. Harlem Nocturno (Knights of the Living Groove / Peter Cardarelli) 14. Tíško a kradmo (Lipa spieva Lasicu – Peter Lipa) 15. Neopúšťaj mesto (Lipa spieva Lasicu – Peter Lipa) 16. Kristina (Ron Affif Trio – Ron Affif Trio)
    1. Luboš Šrámek (pf), Stanislav Palúch (vn), Juraj Bartoš (tr), Erik Rothenstein (sxbr), Adriena Bartošová (v), Peter Lipa (v), Martin Valihora (dr), Juraj Griglák (cb), Róbert Ragan (cb), Bratislava Hot Serenaders, Pacora Trio, Filharmonické dychové kvinteto

Awards

  • Radio_Head Awards
    2016
  • Ladislav Martoník Prize
    2006
  • New Faces of Slovak Jazz
    1998


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