He scored succes as the member of the fusion music group Stop Time (led by Matúš Jakabčic).Group performed on Jazz festivals- Jazz in Duketown (Hertogenbosch, Holand), Jazz festival Aix en Provance ( France) He has appeared repeatedly at the Bratislava Jazz Festival. Many peoples still remember hiss jam session with Stanley Clark, at BJF 1985. http://www.bjd.sk/ In the early nineties he played in ASH Band and The Quartet. With The Quartet he recorded CD Alice in Jazzland(1992) the music of which reflects the mainstream of the nineties.
The group performed to high acclaim in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Juraj also is a very successful studio musician (he recorded about 40 CD,s ). He appeared on the profile CD of Madre (1994), he played in the Matúš Jakabčic Tentet and recorded with them the CD Matúš Jakabčic Tentet,featuring Greg Hopkins (1998). In the 2000 he recorded his first CD “Bass Friends” with special guest from New York Ron Affif.
The CD “Bass Friends” was highly evaluated by the very well known and internationally acclaimed magazine “Bass Player”. The composition “Codfish”, a track from the CD has been featured on the “CD Sampler Station “, released by another respected US magazine “Bassics“, as a recommended new release alongside such bass - greats as Marcus Miller, Matt Garrison and Ray Brown. In 1994,the Slovak Jazz Association awarded him with the Ladislav Martoník Prize “Jazzman of the Year”. He teaches on jazz workshops.(12th International XXXL JAZZ Workshop 2001 Innsbruck- Tyrol-Austria, International Jazz Workshop Jazz and Wine Summer 2000,01,02 Poysdorf -Austria, ) He is also an endorser for Roger Sadowsky www.sadowsky.com and Musicman www.ernieball.com.
Presently he plays with Ron Affif Trio, Bee Connection, Madhouse, Matus Jakabcic Quartet, Czechoslovakia Big Band, Acoustic Colours www.acousticcolours.velvetmusic.sk, Gustav Brom Big Band, Martin Valihora Funk Punk Project www.martinvalihora.com, Lubos Sramek Quintet, Peter Adamov Band, 4 Elements www.4-elements.info. Juraj divides his time between jazz and classical music. In 1988, he toured Europe with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, Václav Neumann, and James Judd. Since 1991 he is a member of the Slovak Philharmonic.
Whith S.P. he performed in most European countries, Japan, and the United States. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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