BIO

Born 1992 in Přerov (Czech Republic), Marek Urbánek is one of the prominent young voices of the czech jazz scene. He started to study jazz drumming with Kamil Slezák and later continued to VOŠ Jaroslava Ježka in Prague, where he quickly became an often sought-after musician.


Presently he is attending the Jazz Interpretation department of AMU in Prague. Besides others he has toured, recorded and collaborated with Melanie Scholtz (South Africa), Brian Charette (USA), Osian Roberts (UK), Sharon Lewis (USA), Jiří Nedoma, Pavel Wlosok, Karel Růžička Jr., Steve Walsh (USA), Skip Wilkins (USA), Daniel Wilkins (USA), Robby Marshall (USA), Shauli Einav (IZ), Pat Bianchi (USA), David Restivo (CAN), Andrew Lilley (South Africa), Bob Montgomery (USA), Al Herman (USA), Eric Wyatt (USA), Luca Giordano (IT), Live Foyn Friis (NOR), Stian Victor Lervik Swensson (NOR), Jo Fougner Skaansar (NOR), Karel Růžička Sr., David Dorůžka, Jaromír Honzák, Jiří Slavík, Tomáš Liška, Luboš Soukup, Josef Fečo, Roman Pokorný, Libor Šmoldas, Matúš Jakabčic CZ/SK Big Band, VOŠ Big Band, Wrgha Powu orchestra. Beside other activities Marek has also been a part of the panel in the ZUŠ Jazz Ensemble Competition in Litvínov 2014.


INTERVIEW

http://www.rozhlas.cz/jazz/rozhovor/_zprava/na-cem-dela-bubenik-marek-urbanek--1595870


REVIEW

Naj Ponk Trio - Bluesin´ Black Forest

PROJECTS

NAJPONK TRIO
Najponk – piano
Taras Voloschuk – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

KRISTÝNA BARTA TRIO
Kristýna Bártová – piano
Jan Fečo – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Tatiana Hicová – vocal
Jan Pospíšil – alto saxophone
Andrej Karlík – guitar
Miloš ‚Peter‘ Klápště – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

TOKDAT
Tomáš Mika – guitar
Ondřej Komárek – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

MIROSLAV HLOUCAL TRIO
Miroslav Hloucal – trumpet, flugelhorn, effects
Jan Fečo – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

PETR BENEŠ Q.
Miroslav Hloucal – trumpet, flugelhorn
Ondřej Štveráček – tenor saxophone
Petr Beneš - piano
Tomáš ‚Kaštan‘ Baroš – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

PETRA BRABENCOVÁ QUARTET
Stanislav Mácha or Tomáš Jochmann – piano
Tomáš Baroš or Jan Fečo – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

MARTA KLOUČKOVÁ JAZZ PROJECT
Marta Kloučková – vocal
Tomáš Jochmann – piano
Jan Fečo - double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

MIROSLAV HLOUCAL QUINTET
Miroslav Hloucal – trumpet, flugelhorn
Jan Fečo – alto saxophone
Stanislav Mácha – piano
Tomáš ‚Kaštan‘ Baroš – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

OSIAN ROBERTS TRIO
Osian Roberts – tenor saxophone
Tomáš ‚Kaštan‘ Baroš – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

GROOVE KEEPERS
Osian Roberts – tenor saxophone
Jan Kořínek – hammond organ
Najponk – fender rhodes
Tomáš Vokurka – drums
Marek Urbánek – drums

ŠTVERÁČEK/NEDOMA QUARTET
Ondřej Štveráček – tenor saxophone
Jiří Nedoma – piano
Tomáš ‚Kaštan‘ Baroš – double bass
Marek Urbánek – drums

DISCOGRAPHY


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