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About Us in English

This piano trio was established upon a meeting of 3 musicians who realized they had identical sense of music and prefer similar style of jazz interpretation.That is why they decided to create a group  concentrated on playing Their own original modern jazz compositions and jazz standards in interesting arrangements

Tomáš Vybíral - drums
Solo double-bass player of Prague Chamber Orchestra, Suk Camber Orchestra, Mladota Ensemble Prague and professor of classical double-bass at Prague Conservatory of Music. His lifelong ambition has been to play jazz on drums as counterbalance to classical music.
He fulfilled his dream when he used the opportunity to take private lessons from Jan Linhart, Roman Vícha and last but not least from Pavel Razím. Soon he started to join both musical worlds and used classical themes and elements in his jazz compositions.

František Krtička- piano, vibraphone
In three years he successfully graduated in Arrangement and Composition at Prague Conservatory of Music and started his teaching career in the same subject at Prague Conservatory of Music in 2009. For his piano and vibraphone playing he has earned numerous
awards. He plays together with Felix Slováček´s Big Band, North Big Band,  he accompanies Sisa Sklovská, and others...
František Krtička is much-sought-for and respected as regards his arrangements. He has created more than two hundred arrangements for various musical groups - vocal quartets, choirs, jazz combos, big bands as well as chamber and symphonic orchestras. His adaptations are played by Felix Slováček Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra Czech National Symphony Orchesrta and by others...

Ondřej Štajnochr - bass
Studied at Prague Conservatory of Music, Jaroslav Ježek Conservatory of Music-jazz.. and Academy for Ancient Music in Dresden-baroque double-bass… He is active in the area of classical music, jazz, as well as the border area of other genres.
He has played together with prominent Czech jazz musicians (K. Růžička, E. Vicklický,  M.Svoboda, J.Stivín, Najponk, V.Eckert, Š.Markovič, D.Dorůžka, P.Zelenka, R.Krampl aj.). He also has had the opportunity to accompany foreign soloists (K. Peplowski, M.Welzel, R.Mitchel, B.Golbin, B.Bailey, M.Bergmann, U.Plath aj.).
Currently he plays also in Josef Vejvoda Trio. In the field of classical music he cooperates with Musica Florea, Collegium 1704, Dresdner Baroque Orchestra and Prague Chamber Orchestra, has recorded a lot of CDs with them and performed in concerts and festival all around the world. He is a very successful author of both jazz and film music (Victims and Murderers – Oběti a vrazi, My Father and Other Men - Můj otec a ostatní muži by A.Sedláčková).


Abstract life
Amplión records 2011
Review: Kari-on-promotion agency USA 

"Congratulations on your new CD, we understand the journey it took to get here.  After listening to each of the online samples of your new CD Abstract Life and reading through your online biography, we recognize the potential in your new offering to obtain quantifiable (provable & reusable) radio airplay and reviews for your new release.

The samples of Abstract Life contain great unique compositions and playing; I really appreciate the various techniques you explore with your music and as an ensemble.  In “Melancholic Colours,” I really enjoyed the playing; outstanding feel, very nice melody, interesting arrangement, great ensemble sound, and the music is enjoyable and creative."


Jazz Pictures about my country
Amplión records 2013

Performing a musical and artistic project called JAZZ PICTURES ABOUT MY COUNTRY. 

This joint venture of Tomáš Vybíral, a professor at Prague Conservatory of Music, a classic double-bass virtuoso, a drummer and a composer (www.tomvybiraltrio.cz), and the art group RASTR (www.rastrart.cz) is a musical and artistic feat based on Bedřich Smetana’s symphonic cycle “Má vlast“ (“My Fatherland”). It is not just the jazz fans whom the project’s efforts are aimed at; its main mission is to acquaint the audiences all over the world with this exquisite work, since it is performed far less often abroad than here.
Tomáš Vybíral worked with the original Smetana’s opus in an extraordinarily intriguing way – on top of the titles and the mood of individual pieces, he also drew inspiration from short musical themes, which he improvised on. This gave rise to six unique compositions, to which, later, English lyrics were added. English language was chosen so as to comply with generally accepted jazz standard and make the performance understandable worldwide. The connection between the music and the lyrics is rather symbolic – the knights of freedom sleeping deep inside of every one of us (“BLANÍK“); the eternal fight between the man and the woman and the man’s inability to resist the woman’s weaponry (“Šárka”); childhood memories (“Z ČESKÝCH LUHŮ A HÁJŮ“), etc. All these, put together, form a poetic jazz suite, which projects interesting pictures of the Czech past and the present. Thus, it adds a new dimension to the  jazz music scene.
Mr. Vybíral asked his jazz trio members – musicians and artists – Ondřej Štajnochr and František Krtička, and Zuzana Mikulcová, a singer, to cooperate on the project.
Art group RASTR (www.rastrart.cz) is a free association of three painters – Miloš Englberth, Jindřich Hájek and Jakub Kándl, and a photographer, Jiří Macht. These four artists are preparing a collection of at least twelve paintings in close connection with Mr Vybíral’s music.
The project premiere (a concert and a public exhibition of the art work) is scheduled for 5 November 2012 at Žofín Garden with the assistance of our medial partner, Czech Radio 3 – Vltava. On this day, we are also going to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the first public performance of Smetana’s „MÁ VLAST“ (My Country).