One Day Jazz Festival brings world jazz jazz and unique music fusion



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It has become a tradition that One Day Jazz Festival takes place twice a year. Otherwise, it can not be even in the year when the event organized by Martin Valihora celebrates its 10th anniversary. After less than half a year, the festival is again announcing a busy music program that you can experience in four Slovak cities.

autumn edition One Day Jazz Festival will again offer a number of unforgettable musical experiences and unique music connections that have been created exclusively at the instigation of its main organizer. A series of festival evenings will start on Sunday November 18 exclusive trio concert Andrej ŠebanRobert BalzarMartin Valihora in Košice. A day later (19.11.) The same band will be presented at the well-known Blue Note jazz club in Nové Město nad Váhom. "This composition represents a very unique connection, and we will create an acoustic sound of our music that is inspired by Slavic elements," explains Martin Valihor, director of the festival.

Šeban and Valihora will not miss either Bratislava (27.11.) And Zilina (28.11.). Instead of Balzar, however, their other players will be another famous Czech jazzman who is one of the world-renowned bassists, Miroslav Vitouš. Visitors can also enjoy other unique musical concerts and formations that were not heard in our country. Within them, the world stars of the jazz scene will be presented Richard Bona (Bratislava and Žilina), kurt Rosenwinkel, Omer Avital and Seamus Blake.


"The ambition of the festival is to bring something new and interesting every year. We are really waiting for a jazz festival full of world stars, I look forward to it," Martin Valihora. "At the festival we will experience the current New York scene with bassist Omer Avital, who comes with his quintett and pioneer of modern jazz, saxophonist Seamus Blake, who will perform with his quartet." The American guitar singer Kurt Rosenwinkel performs in a trio with a starring rhythm from New York – Dario Deidda on the double bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. "

"A great star of the festival is going to Zilina and Bratislava – a Cameroon bass guitarist and singer who lives in New York, Richard Bona. Bona gained his art by playing bass and singing a number of fans around the world. In Bratislava, Bono will introduce himself as a guest and a great Slovak talent, a seven-year-old bass player Aron Hodek, "Adds Valihora, Slovakia and the Czech scene besides him and the two versions of the trio Andrej Šeban will also represent the project Oskar Rózsa Partnership UnlimitedIn which the elite of the Czech and Slovak music scene will be presented.


Autumn Edition One Day Jazz Festival 2018:

18. 11. – Košice, Fuga – Šeban, Balzar, Valihora Trio (CZ / SK)

19. 11. – Nové Město nad Váhom, Blue Note – Šeban, Balzar, Valihora Trio (CZ / SK)

25. 11. – Bratislava, Babylon Atelier – Oskar Rózsa Partnership Unlimited (SK / CZ); Seamus Blake and The French Connection (USA), Omer Avital Qantara (IL)

27. 11. – Žilina, Žilina Municipal Theater – Šeban, Vitouš, Valihora (SK), Richard Bona (USA)

28. 11. – Bratislava, Istropolis – Šeban, Vitouš, Valihora (SK / CZ); Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio featuring Dario Deidda and Gregory Hutchinson (USA), Richard Bona (USA) + Aron Hodek (SK)

Profiles of selected musicians

Richard Bona is a charismatic jazz musician, singer and bassist, whose career is linked to Pat Metheny Group (2002 – 2005). He was born in Minte in East Cameroon. As a five-year-old he sang in the church with his mother and sister. In 1995 he went to France where he played in jazz clubs, and in 1995, on the initiative of Mike Stern, he tasted the taste of New York, where his career began. He has collaborated with Jazzman such as Bobby McFerrin, Larry Coryell, Michael Brecker and Randy Brecker, Steve Gadd and Pat Metheny.

Famous American guitarist and pianist kurt Rosenwinkel has been on the scene for 25 years. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee School of Music has been one of the most sought-after guitar sidemans in recent decades, as well as the most exciting experimenter that bridges the tradition with current trends. He played with names like Gary Burton, Joe Henderson, Paul Motian, Chris Potter, Mark Turner, Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, and many others.

Seamus Blake is a Canadian tenorsaxophonist and composer who currently works in New York. Blake was born in London but grew up in Vancouver, Canada. His mother showed him the jazz world when he was still a child and later graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. In February 2002 he won Theloniuos Monk International Saxophone Competition. Currently he performs with his quintet with musicians such as David Kikoski, Lage Lund, Bill Stewart and Matt Clohesy and also acts as a member of Mingus Big Band in New York.

Miroslav Vitouš is a Czech jazz musician who has made a great career in the US. He also studied at the Conservatory in Prague and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Vitouš is a virtuoso jazz bass player, he is one of the world's top players. In 1970 he was a founding member of the Weather Report. It has been part of legendary projects and recordings that have entered the world encyclopedia of jazz. He collaborated with Larry Coryell, Jan Hammer, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Chick Core, Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal and Michel Petrucciano .

talented bass player Aron Hodek has already held international concerts with music professionals in seven years. From an older brother who plays drums, he captured three-year-old musicians' first habits. He is a member of Radio Bandu under the leadership of Radovan Tariška, with whom he performed on the main stage of the Bratislava jazz days this year and performed alongside musicians such as Peter Lipa and Martin Valihora. At the prestigious American NAMM trade fair he also captivated the guitarists Bootsy CollinsHe played with the legendary James Brown.


Information, photos and visual events of the editors of Music.cz for organizers provided PR manager Nora Krchňáková. We have modified and supplemented the press release.

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