Jazz Dock Orchestra
The Jazz Dock Orchestra is a 16-piece big band, with a once-monthly residency at Jazz Dock jazz club in Prague, beginning in January 2018.
The orchestra is a collaboration between Jazz Dock and the band's artistic and musical directors Andy Schofield, trombonist Jan Jirucha and saxophonist Petr Kalfus.
The aim of the orchestra is to perform original compositions and arrangements by its members, and also to celebrate the repertoire of some of the greatest composer/arrangers in jazz history.
Projects for 2018 included music by Jan Jirucha, Miroslav Hloucal and Andy Schofield, as well as classic repertoire form Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington, plus new original arrangements of songs by Bill Evans.
2019 will be the band's second year, and will feature new music from several guest artists, including Niels Klein (DE), Brian Charette (US) and Ben Wendel (US).
Trumpets: Petr Harmáček, Miroslav Hloucal, Oskar Török, Miroslav Nováček
Trombones: Jan Jirucha, Stepán Janoušek, Richard Šanda,
Tomáš Bialko (bass)
Saxophones/Woodwinds: Andy Schofield, Petr Kalfus (altos) Marcel Bárta, Suzanne Higgins (tenors) Jakub Cirkl (baritone)
Piano: Stanislav Macha
Bass: Tomáš Baroš
Drums: Daniel Šoltis