The Darren Heinrich Trio ft. LIBOR SMOLDAS [CZECH][WEDNESDAY – 28.01.2015]
The Darren Heinrich Trio return with very special guest Libor Smoldas on guitar, for another quality installment of LIVE SOUL JAZZ…
With Darren just returning from a stint in the USA playing with some of the worlds finest jazz musicians and a new live recorded album just released, titled “PLAY BAR”, the guys are set to make huge waves on the jazz scene…
Darren Heinrich – Organ, Tim Firth – Drums & LIBOR SMOLDAS – Guitar.
LIBOR SMOLDAS //
Libor Šmoldas (1982) is a Prague based jazz guitarist and composer. Besides top Czech and European musicians he has worked and recorded with international stars such as George Mraz, Jeff Ballard, Sam Yahel, Bobby Watson, Adam Nussbaum, Brian Charette, Jay Anderson, Stephen Keogh and more.
Libor has released four albums as a leader (Dreamtime 2013, Intuition 2013,18 Days 2000 Miles 2012, In New York on time 2010, Live at Jazz Dock 2010, On the playground 2007). He has worked and recorded on numerous occaisions as a sideman for Skip Wilkins, Bob Montgomery, Ingrid James, Bill Warfield, Yvonne Sanchez, Brian Fentress, Zeuritia, Robert Balzar, Jan Korinek. While playing with Ondrej Pivec and his Organic Quartet, the band was awarded with Andel award for best jazz recording of the year.
In spite of his being awarded a scholarship to Berklee School of Music in 2005, he decided to stay in the Czech republic and studied Advanced Secondary Studies department of the Jezek Conservatory of Jazz and Music and Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno. He toured the USA with his czech quartet in 2011 and made appereances in New York (Smalls), Washington DC, Richmond, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and more. While in the United States, Libor recorded with Adam Nussbaum, Jay Anderson, George Mraz, Jeff Ballard, Sam Yahel and studied with Peter Bernstein, Lage Lund, Steve Cardenas and Paul Bollenback.
Libor’s concert activities include four continents and cities like New York, Washington, Sydney, Brisbane, Beijing, Istambul, Milan and London. As an educator Libor visited Amerika, Australia, Germany, England, Greece and Poland.
Libor’s quartet plays mostly original music and is very well established in Czech jazz clubs as well as internationally. It often collaborates with legendary saxofonist Bobby Watson. They have toured together and recorded an album entitled Intuition.
In 2014 Libor lived in Australia for three months, teaching and performing Sydney, Brisbane, Wollongong, Mount Gambier, Port Macquarie, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and more.
In spite of his young age is Libor widely considered to be one of the best jazz musicians in the country and a leading representative of his generation.
THE DARREN HEINRICH TRIO //
Darren Heinrich is a versatile Sydney-based pianist & organist, who holds a 1st class Honours degree in Jazz from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he studied with Judy Bailey and Kevin Hunt. His influences incorporate the entire spectrum of the Jazz idiom, from its earliest ragtime roots to modern jazz. He regularly gigs with his own trio and freelances with a wide variety of acts both locally and abroad. During the last five years his focus has been jazz organ music, travelling to the US to study with Hammond masters Dr. Lonnie Smith and Tony Monaco, and writing a thesis comparing the styles of Jimmy Smith and Larry Young.
The Darren Heinrich Trio is a classic Hammond Organ combo – Organ/Guitar/Drums. The music’s emphasis is groove, with equal parts tradition and innovation. Original music by Darren forms a significant part of the band’s repertoire in addition to standards and blues.
Checkout what Darren & his crew are all about at his site www.dazzjazz.com
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 28 JANUARY 2015 – THE DARREN HEINRICH TRIO FEAT. LIBOR SMOLDAS
WHERE: PLAY BAR SYDNEY. BASEMENT 72 CAMPBELL STREET SURRY HILLS
FREE ENTRY, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. THE WORLD IS INVITED.
DOORS OPEN AT 4PM / BAND KICKS AROUND 7.30PM
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