Bio

BIO


I was born in Teplice, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic nowadays), into a family of musicians. As a child, I was learning to play classical music, which I started to study on the  conservatory in Prague as well. During my studies on Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory I started to be seriously interested in jazz and blues, started to play with various combos in the school, and in 3rd year in the big band. In the same time, first blues gigs appeared, and in some time I started to move from piano bars to jazz clubs in Prague, joining the community of professional musicians. After finishing my studies, I begun to teach on the same school in 2003. I started to profile as a jazz instrumentalist, but over the time I found my way back to blues, which became -again- a great influence to my piano playing, and later playing Hammond Organ and singing.

During my career, I’m blessed to play with great musicians from different corners of the world. The projects I run are Blues Bond – blues quartKuba promo web-6891et with Jiří Hokeš on guitar, Jakub Doležal on saxophone, and Martin Kopřiva on drums, Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra – nine piece band playing music of Ray, and Jakub Zomer Quartet- vocal jazz combo with Libor Šmoldas on guitar, Petr Dvorský on bass and Martin Kopřiva on drums. As a sideman I play with Libor Šmoldas Organ Trio, as a regular guest with Roman Pokorný, and many great musicians on different occasions. From these I’d like to name Marcel Flemr (who made me buy a real Hammond Organ – thank You, Marcel), Rene Trossman, Bill Warfield, Charlie Slavik, Bob Montgomery, Jan Kořínek, and many, many more.