Czech Jazz WorkShop Prague 2013

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Kamil Slezák (CZ)


Kamil Slezák (CZ) a drums and percussion player, was born on 14 April 1976 in Olomouc. He
graduated from Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava, specialization in drums and symphonic
percussion instruments.

After his studies he has joined Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra and several
jazz groups in Moravia such as Boris Urbánek Band, FMQ etc.

Since 1999 he had a steady engagement in the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in Olomouc as a deputy head of the
percussion department. At the same time begins a five- year programme „Jazzdepartment“ at the
Universität für Music and Darstellende Kunst in Vienna by Professor Fritz Ozmec. He became a
memeber of Gustav Brom Big Band in 2001 and gradually spread his activities as a jazz drummer into
many others music ensembles such as Matuš Jakabčic Big Band, James Morrison, J. Wigham, Joro
Big Band, Blue Train Quintet, Jiří Levíček trio, Lazaro Cruz Quintet, Points Quartet, November 2nd,
Pavel Bobek, Tony Trishka etc.

Since 2007 has been a teacher at Janáček Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Brno.

Currently he is a member of well known Robert Balzar Trio, Druhá Tráva, B Side Band and Gustav Brom Big Band.
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