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Jazz Quartet from Slovakia Comes to Berlin

May 19th, 2014
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News from Berlin - Next Sunday, on May 25th a Slovak musical formation called Lukáš Oravec Quartet will present its art during the My Unique Jazz Festival that is taking place this week in Berlin. The participation of Slovak representation is organized by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) with cooperation of the Slovak Institute in Berlin. The concert is taking place at 22.30 pm at the Kunstfabrik Schlot.

Lukáš Oravec Quartet is a unique jazz formation in Slovakia. Formed in 2012, it immediately attracted attention for its quality. The band has performed at many clubs and festivals all over Europe. It won the top prize of 'Young Faces of Slovak Jazz' and  their debut album was awarded ESPRIT 2013 best Slovak album of the year. The quartet leader also won a prize for interpretive performance.

All the quartet members are renowned artists. They perform with Europe’s best and most prominent jazz musicians as members of various formations. The leader, Lukáš Oravec plays the trumpet with an outstanding improvization style following great artists such as Freddie Hubbard, Tom Harrell or Woody Shaw. Tomáš Baroš, originally from Czech Republic, plays bass and is one of the youngest talented bassist for jazz music on the Czech  scene. Ľuboš Šrámek plays piano and is also well known as composer and arranger. The group is completed by David Hodek, the just 16 year old drum player with an unusual talent, who has already collaborated with many world famous musicians and received numerous international awards.

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