Projects

As a Leader


Jan Kavka Trio

JKT is acoustic piano trio. Repertoir of this project is made mainly by original compisition. In music of JKT you can observe influences from many music genres and also a big space for expetemental aproaches. Since 2016 JKT performs in Czech republic and other european countries. In April 2018 JKT released debut CD named "Past Stories" which was honored by 2nd place in "Česká jazzová sklizeň 2018" poll organized by Český rozhlas Jazz.

  • Jan Kavka - piano
  • Marek Dufek - double-bass
  •  Kamil Slezák - drums

As a Sidemamn

Heda Quartet (https://hedaquartet.wixsite.com/band)

HQ is a project of talented Slovak trumpeter Michal Cálik, which was created in June 2017 as a part of Michal's master's project at JAMU in Brno. Stylish band balances between tradition, modal approach and modern interpretative directions. The repertoire includes jazz standards and the composition of the project leader.


  • Michal Cálik - trumpet, flugehorn
  • Jan Kavka - piano
  • Marek Dufek - double bass
  • Adam Sikora - drums

Five Heads

Five Heads was established in autumn of 2015. Main part od FH repertoir is original composition most offten written by trumpet player and leader Jan Štěpánek. The music style of FH is close to jazz-fusion.

members:

  • Jan Kavka - piano
  • Jan Štěpánek - trumpet
  • Pavel Prokop - saxophone
  • Marek Dufek - bassguitar, double-bass
  • Jiří Bučánek - drums

BANDABAND (www.bandaband.cz)

Bandaband was formed in 1998 by Martine Rek. Music of Bandaband is based on blues but after years we can find a lot of influence by funk, latin musico jazz-fusion. In these days is sound of Bandaband very close to funk, but in their own original way.

members:

  • Martin Rek - guitar, lead vocal
  • Tomáš Zetek - saxophones, flute
  • Jan Štěpánek - trumpet
  • Adam Rek - percussion
  • Karel Pech - bassguitar
  • Tomáš Kothera - drums

also colaborates with: BUTY, Michal Žáček, Mário Šeparovič, Radovan Šťastný, Jakub Kupčík, Tasos Engonidis, Vlastík Šmída, LA Sunday, Kombo Reného Šindelky.