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Slovakia / Martin Valihora & Voice of Colours
David Dorůžka (g) CZ, Kornél Fekete-Kovács (trp) HU, Piotr Wyleżoł (p) PL, Daniele Camarda (b) IT, Martin Valihora (dr) SVK
Martin Valihora, one of the prominent names on the Slovakian jazz scene, will lead a quintet with Artists from different countries (Poland, Italy, Hungary, Cech Republic). Valihora studied drums and percussion at the Conservatorium in Bratislava. He is an artist with great versatility and a global vision of music. Thanks to a scholarship, he went to the USA to attend the Berklee College of Music courses in Boston and then moved to New York, where he gave his professional career a new life. One of his most significant experiences was with the famous trio of Hiromi Uehara.
David Dorůžka – guitar
WEB: www.daviddoruzka.com FB: www.facebook.com/daviddoruzka
He is often referred to as one of the leading personalities of the Czech jazz scene. He has performed concerts all over the world, collaborated with the leading musicians of today and completed stays in NYC and Paris. He studied composition and improvisation at the Berklee College of Music with Joe Lovan, Mick Goodrick and George Garzone and also had the opportunity to learn from musicians such as Herbie Hancock, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman and Christian McBride. He is the holder of three Czech Angel awards.
Kornél Fekete-Kovács – trumpet
WEB: www.feketekovacs.com FB: www.facebook.com/kornel.feketekovacs
Kornél Fekete-Kovács a Budapest based composer, arranger and trumpet player. He was born in 1970, and graduated at the Jazz Department of the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy. He is in great demand as a musician, and has worked on albums as a soloist or a session musician. As a composer and arranger he is very much present in the contemporary classical and jazz music scene not only in Hungary. He is the founder of the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, where from 1998 to 2005 he was artistic director and soloist. Since 2005 he has been the leader of the Modern Art Orchestra, and in 2006 he established the Fekete-Kovács Quintet. During his career he has played in renowned international projects and bands such as the IASJ Big Band (Copenhagen), the EBU Big Band (Amsterdam-Budapest), Brande International Music Workshop Orchestra (Denmark), the UMO Jazz Orchestra (Finland), East European Artsemble, Veni Academy Ensemble, ALTAR Project.
Piotr Wylezol – piano
WEB: www.piotrwylezol.com FB: www.facebook.com/piotrwylezol
Even as a child, he won awards at national piano competitions in Poland. At the age of 10 and 11, he played Mozart and Beethoven concerts with the Philharmonic in Rybník, Poland. Even as a student, he was a laureate of many jazz competitions and festivals. Since the beginning of his musical career, he has had his own trio with which he has so far released three successful albums: „Yearning“ (2001), „Piano Trio“(2006), „Children’s Episodes“ (2009)
Daniele Camarda – bass guitar
WEB: www.danielecamarda.info FB: www.facebook.com/danielecamarda
The Italian bass guitar virtuoso, graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has toured with Avishai Cohen, Lionel Loueke, Chihiro Yamanaka and many others during his time in NYC. He toured the Republic of South Africa with the rock group Swim, gave a concert in India with the dance and music project „Akhra“ and in Switzerland with the jazz vibraphonist Dave Samuels.
Martin Valihora – drums
Drummer Martin Valihora studied piano as a child and later drums and percussion at the Conservatory in Bratislava. He continued to study drums at the world-famous Berklee College of Music in Boston. For more than 20 years, he has been considered one of the most sought-after studio players for music projects in Europe and the USA. Outside of Slovakia, he made his name the most famous through his long-term collaboration with the virtuoso Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara. He played and plays in several domestic and international groups (Mezzoforte, trio Depart Refire and trio Ovsepian, Camarda, Valihora), collaborates with many domestic and foreign singers and musicians (Oskar Rózsa, Vardan Ovsepian, Daniele Camarda, Eugen Vizváry, Juraj Griglák, Richard Müller, Gabo Jonáš, Andrej Šeban, Ron Affif, John Shannon, Mitch Cohn and others). He is the founder and director of the One Day Jazz Festival and participates in jazz performances at the Arena Theatre.