Daniel Bulatkin Quintet ft. Cyrille Oswald (RU/CZ/NL)
Daniel Bulatkin is a new face in the Czech jazz scene. When he was 15 years old, he won 3rd place in the prestigious solo piano improvisation competition ‘Pianist of the Year 2015’ organized by the Petrof company. He is a private student of many recognized pianists in the Czech Republic and abroad (Omer Klein, Brian Charette, Vojtěch Eckert, Jiří Levíček) and he also perfects his craft in several workshops (among others with the bebop legend George Cables). The new jazz ensemble under his leadership was formed in August 2016 during a studio session with American players Neil Wetzel (alto sax) and Gary Rissmiller (drums). The group’s original premise was to perform lesser known compositions of legendary musicians of the post-bop era (Bill Evans, Woody Shaw, Herbie Hancock), however the group now focuses more and more on original compositions. Aside from bandleader Daniel Bulatkin, the band consists of Dutch saxophonist Cyrille Oswald (Arturo Sandoval, Albert Vila), Josef Fečo – b; Marek Urbánek – ds;
Admission seating CZK 200, standing CZK 150.
Band website: www.facebook.com