Czech Jazz WorkShop Prague 2013

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Tomáš Baroš (CZ)

double bass

Tomáš Baroš was born on August 31st 1985 in Teplice. He belongs to the youngest most talented double-bass players in the music scene. He comes from a musical family, where his father Julius Baros a well noted trumpet player, has been a great inspiration in his music and life. From the age of 14 he's an active member of the Prague Jazz Scene, where he plays with the finest jazz musicians of the Czech Republic.

He studied classical double bass at the Prague College of Music, in Professor Květoslav Borovička's class. In 1999 he won the first prize of the classic competition in his category. In 2003 he was given the "Solo Player of the Year" award at the International Jazz & Blues Festival in Ústí nad Labem, in Junior Jazz competition. In 2004 he received the Berklee Collegeof Music in Boston scholarship. In 2012 he won the jazz prix competition with Miroslav Hloucal Quartet.

From 2004 he's a member of the Gustav Brom Big Band and CZ-SK Big Band Matus Jakabcic. From 2006 he played with Ida Kelarova Jazz famelia project and many other projects such as Ondřej Štveráček Q, Radovan Tariska sextet, Ondrej Krajnak trio. As a performer, he has played with stars like Alex Sipiagin, Igor Buttman, Benny Golson, Benito Gonzales, Piotr Wojtasik, New York voices, John Betsch, Adam Pieroncik, Harry Sokal, Douglas Sides, Winand Gabor, Dennis Rowland, Karen Edwards and colaborate with Pavel Wlosok, Pablo Held, Iva Bittová, Ida Kelarová, Ryan Carniaux, David Dorůžka, Uwe Plath, Filip Gondolán, Jure Pukl, Milo Suchomel, KarelRůžička jr. and sn., Emil Vyklický, Matuš Jakabčic, Luboš Šrámek, Klaudius Kováč and many others.

Several months ago he joined the Ida Kelarova and JazzFamelija projects. At the joint jazz standards concert of the Ida Kelarova and Iva Bittova sisters at the Lucerna hall in Prague, he played a duet with the great bass player, George Mraz.
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