Czech Jazz WorkShop Prague 2023

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Libor Šmoldas (CZ)

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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, Joel Frahm, Jay Anderson, Stephen Keogh and more.

He has worked and recorded on numerous occaisions as a sideman for Brian Charette, Skip Wilkins, Ondrej Pivec, Bobby Watson, Yvonne Sanchez, Brian Fentress, Zeurítia and others.

He has recieved a Berklee Collage of music scholarship in 2005.

In 2011 he has toured the USA with his Czech quartet and made appereances in New York (Smalls), Washington DC, Richmond, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and more. While in the United States, Libor recorded with Nussbaum, Anderson, Mraz, Ballard and Yahel. Working on several other projects, Libor had the opportunity to present himself in China, Australia, USA and of course most of well-known European cities.

With legendary saxofonist Bobby Watson they toured and recorded an album which will be out in the 2013.

As a teacher he works at the advanced jazz department of the Jaroslav Ježek's Prague Conservatory. Libor has tought at several jazz camps in Sydney Australia, Prague, London and Germany. He also did some masterclasses at several colleges in the USA.

Since 2009 Libor has been member of the board of the Czech Jazz Society which organizes Czech Jazz Workshop.

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