Thu, March 29th

V4 Jazz Quartet

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Doors 6:30 PM
Show 7:00 PM
Advance Price FREE
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Sz.Š.S Quartet

The musicians of the European jazz band are coming from 4 Central European countries:  Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary - the so called Visegrad Countries (= V4). The name Sz.Š.S refers to the ‘sh' sound ( in linguistics it is / ʃ /) that is written differently in these countries, but it sounds the same, so the name is a symbol of the plurality that makes them stronger together. The band was founded recently, but the individual musicians have gained a great professional reputation Europe-wide.

Oskar Török
is a Slovak trumpeter living in Prague. He is considered to be one of the new
stars of contemporary jazz music in Central Europe. He was born in Homonna in 1980; before attending conservatories of Kosice and Bratislava. He graduated at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He plays in several bands in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, such as Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet, Sato-San To, Points, Vertigo Quintet, Concept Art Orchestra, and the bands of Iva Bittová, Oskar Maurice, but he also played as the partner of Leszek Mozdzer and Mihály Dresch too.

Piotr Wyleżoł - outstanding, multi-award winning polish jazz pianist, composer, leader. "One of Europe's most prodigiously talented pianist" (by british „Blues&Sul" Amrys Baird). Born December 6 th , 1976. As a child, he was already winning awards at national piano competitions in Poland. Called the „golden child" when at 10 and 11 years old, he performed Mozart and Beethoven piano concertos with the Philharmonic Orchestras. Piotr Wyleżoł is regulary performing all over the world with his own music, and also many great artists. He graduated Jazz Department on Academy of Music in Katowice. As a student Piotr started to co-operate with legends of polish jazz like Janusz Muniak, or Jarek Smietana and others. Was also laureate of individual award on International Jazz Improvisation Competition, and many other jazz competitions with several groups. Piotr Wyleżoł is leading bands playing his original music since beginning his activity as an artist. Recordes 9 albums as leader and several dozen with other artists. His last Trio album: "Children's Episodes" released by Fresh Sound Records label, was nominated for a Fryderyk Award (Poland's equivalent of a Grammy Award), in the Jazz Album of The Year category. The latest album Human Things is released in most important and legendary polish jazz collection in history „Polish Jazz". Since 2007 Piotr Wyleżoł is teaching jazz piano at the Krakow Academy of Music.

Tomáš Liška
studied upright bass at the J. Ježek Conservatory in Prague and subsequently
completed a Masters Programme at the prestigious Jazz Institut Berlin, under the tutelage of renowned North-American musicians and professors Greg Cohen and John Hollenbeck. Tomáš performs at Jazz festivals and venues across Europe, the United States and Latin America. Among his main collaborators are David Dorůžka, Steve Walsh, Luboš

Malina, Druhá tráva, Beáta Hlavenková, Cyrille Oswald, Lenka Dusilová, Eternal Seekers, Mark Aanderud, and many others. His debut album Invisible World (2009, Animal Music) was awarded the Tais Awards 2009 prize and it was nominated for the Anděl Prize. Also nominated were his subsequent albums Milokraj (2014, Animal Music) and Bercheros Odyssey (2014, Animal Music), Fragile Bliss (2016, Animal Music) and Invisible Faces (2017).

András Dés
started his studies of classical percussion at the age of seven. During his
secondary school years his interests has turned towards the instruments used in different sorts of folk music. He decided during his university years that he would principally like to play jazz and got admission to the Jazz Faculty of the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy, where got his degree in 2005. Over the past years, Dés has developed his own percussion set: with his right hand he plays like a drummer and with his left hand like a percussionist. As a member of numerous jazz bands he has been touring all around the world and has played at many important and world famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, Covent Garden, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Damascus Opera House, the Jerusalem Theatre, the Cairo Jazz Festival or the Shanghai World Expo. He has contributed to more than 90 albums as a percussionist and has also participated in several film and theatre scores as a composer. He has released three albums under his name. The last one titled "The Worst Singer In The World" was released by BMC records in 2017 and received great critical acclaim. Working with the world famous contemporary composer, Péter Eötvös has also been an important musical experience, such as playing with Palle Mikkelborg, Frank London, Charlie Mariano, Theodossii Spassov, Jack DeJohnette, Gerard Presencer, Eivind Aarset, Eric Truffaz and Chris Potter. His openness to diverse froms of art is not limited to music. Apart from collaborations with writers and poets, he's also the author and performer of a solo theatre piece "Unblinking".