Czech Jazz WorkShop Prague 2023

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Pavel Wlosok (CZ/USA)

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Pavel Wlosok, a Czech pianist, award winning composer, arranger and educator, received his classical education in piano performance and composition at the Conservatory of Music in Ostrava and Janacek Academy in Bmo, and he obtained his bachelor’ and master degrees in jazz studies at the University of North Texas in Denton. Since August 2002, he has been associate professor in jazz, commercial and electronic music at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

While at UNT he served as pianist-composer for the One O’clock Lab Band and as solo pianist for the UNT Wind Symphony and toured Europe and North America. In June 2007, WCU’s Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet performed Wlosok’s original commissioned piece “Five Miniatures for Brass Quintet” at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Pavel’s original compositions have been performed in the Americas, Europe and Japan, and he has been a frequent lecturer at international summer jazz camps in central Europe. He is the 2000 International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) Gil Evans Fellowship recipient and has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats Jeff Ballard, Bob Berg, Randy Brecker, Paul Bollenback, Dennis Dotson, John Ellis, Jon Faddis, Joel Frahm, Danny Gottlieb, Wycliffe Gordon, Tim Hagans, Louis Hayes, Conrad Herwig, Denis Irwin, Ingrid Jensen, Victor Lewis, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Dave Pietro, Paquito DeRivera, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Ed Soph, Bobby Watson, Kenny Wheeler and more.

Pavel has recently released “Live At The Grey Eagle – Jubilee Suite” (2012), “Czechmate” (2013), and pending release “Alternate Reality” (2014) featuring Donny McCaslin. All records are available on New Port Line label as well as at online iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.
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