MY SUMMER EUROPEAN JAZZ DATES BELOW (to be updated regularly):
I'm looking forward to playing with some of the best Czech, Slovak, and Polish jazz musicians this summer in Europe. If you are around, I'd love you to come see my show/s. Most performances take place in the evening, unless as noted.
PAVEL WLOSOK TRIO/QUARTET Pavel Wlosok - piano/fender rhodes, compositions Adam Kowalewski - acoustic bass Marian Sevcik - drums Ondrej Stveracek - tenor sax (quartet only)
June 11th - Reduta, Prague, Czech Republic, QUARTET June 14th - International Jazz Festival in Ostrava, QUARTET June 15th - Šahy, Slovakia, near Hungarian border, TRIO June 16th - Levice, TRIO June 17th - Banska Stiavnica, TRIO June 18th - Brno, Gymnazium Pavla Krizkovskeho, TRIO (2PM) June 19th - Ostrava, Lidova Konzervator a Muzicka Skola, TRIO (5PM) June 20th - dentist appointment :-(
PAVEL WLOSOK TRIO/QUARTET same as above except this time with Tomas Baros - acoustic bass Karel Ruzicka Jr. - tenor/soprano sax (as listed) July 9th - Reduta, Prague, Czech Republic, QUARTET July 10th - Reduta, Prague, Czech Republic, QUARTET July 11th - Jazz Time, Prague, Czech Republic, QUARTET July 12th - International Music Festival Prague Proms (w/ Karel Ruzicka Jr.) July 13th - U Glena (with Ondrej Stveracek Quartet)
LATEST NEWS (updated APR 2013) Music News My new jazz quartet album is scheduled to be released this Fall 2013 on European label New Port Line. The recording features wonderful musicianship of Joel Frahm on tenor and soprano saxophones, Bill Campbell on drums, and Steve Haines on acoustic bass. The new CD release performance is being planned to be presented this Fall/Winter in New York City. I'll keep you posted once we have a location and date booked. MP3 excerpts coming soon.... Stay tuned. PRIOR NEWS (DEC 2012)
My new CD was released in July 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic (EU release) and again in December 2012 in New York City, NY (USA release). Many thanks go to the New Port Line label owner and co-producer Petr Marek who put his full faith into this project and helped co-produce the CD with me.
To buy this CD directly, click HERE. It will ship within 48 hours of receiving your secure Paypal payment.
The US CD release featuring all three musicians present on the album took place on DEC 14, 2012 at the Czech Center New York. A little motion image promotion video can be seen below:
Photography News Most of my latest sets can be found on my Flick pages HERE. I've been working with Nikon D800 since August 2012 and although it took a while to get used to its very sensitive 36.2 MP sensor. I'm glad that I've upgraded from the previous model (D700), which was my favorite. I've also upgraded my printer to CANON pixma model, which does 19x13 prints on artistic rag paper. It makes great prints indeed. I wish you could see them!
Recording Arts News My new jazz quartet album with Joel Frahm on saxophones has been mixed to tape and mastered and is scheduled for release this Fall 2013 in Europe. I used Quantegy GP9 tape, which IMO is the best analog tape ever made. It makes a noticeable difference in the final sound.
I've also mastered to tape a new record of Libor Smoldas Quartet featuring Bobby Watson on saxophones, which is scheduled for release this summer on New Port Line. It's a great record and I'm happy that I was part of this as mastering engineer. Dan Gonko, my colleague at WCU, did a great job mixing it.
BASIC INFO MUSIC has played a very important role in my life for a very long time. There is a lot to see and hear in this portion of my website. Too many things to list here. Simply enter this one if you want to learn about my music, be it my piano playing, my composing, my arranging, or my background and items offered for purchase. At any point you can also contact me by clicking on the contact link at the bottom of this page.
PHOTOGRAPHY is a personal hobby of mine. With the new technology now in place, one can learn really fast. I've been a NIKON fan for years, but my lens collection includes SIGMA, and VOIGTLANDER glass as well. I like doing portraits, action and model shoots, and lastly landscape/animal pictures. I now use NIKON D800, which is a very difficult camera to handle due to its 36mp sensor. After using it for over seven months though I've gotten much better in handling it well. SONICadVENTURES stands primarily for my own productions both as a musician/composer as well as recording/mastering engineer. My specialty is mastering music CDs to analog reel to reel tape, but I also mix, edit, and produce using Protools HD system along with World-class converters by PRISM MEDIA, esoteric and vintage outboard gear such as preamps, channels, EQs, and compressors by NEVE, TELEFUNKEN, NEUMANN, SONY, STUDER, and the likes.
Enjoy what this site has to offer and feel free to stay in touch. I'm on facebook. Pavel