Rising Stars - The Fresh Sounds of New Talent

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Last Show: Sunday 21 st August 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

For the final GMF Festival show, Czech Guitar star Libor Smoldas hosts a very special night dedicated to the some of the brightest rising musical stars. The concert will feature some of the exceptionally gifted musicians that have spent time as students on GMF courses, and who have now embarked on their own professional careers and journeys as artists. Expect to hear highly accomplished music, often with a new and original twist.

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Libor Smoldas   guitar

Libor Šmoldas was born in 1982 in Olomouc in the Czech Republic, but has lived in Prague most of his life. He has been gaining recognition across Europe and USA for several years now. Playing hunderds of concerts both in clubs and festivals and releasing several albums as a leader. He ranks among the stars of the Czech jazz scene in spite of his youth, and plays, teaches and records with the international stars of the jazz world including Adam Nusbaum, Bobby Watson, Brian Charette, George Mraz, Sam Yahel and Jeff Ballard. He the won award for Best jazz composition of a year Awarded by OSA and Bohemia Jazz Fest 2014.


Band Lineup

Libor Smoldas (guitar)

Sam Barnet (sax)

Daniel Clason (trumpet)

Nick Fitch (guitar)

Eleni Arapoglou (vocals)

Nel Begley (vocals)

Roz MacDonald (bass)

Eddie Hick (drums)