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 at VOŠ Jaroslava Ježka in Prague, where he immediately became a sought-after musician.


Currently, he is attending the Jazz Interpretation Department of AMU in Prague. Among the musicians he has toured, recorded and collaborated with such names emerge: 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. Moreover, Marek has also been part of the panel in the ZUŠ Jazz Ensemble Competition from Litvínov in 2014, Jazz Do It Workshop in Česká Lípa, and the Czech Traditional Jazz Workshop in Frýdlant.


INTERVIEW

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


REVIEW

Najponk Trio - Bluesin´ Black Forest

DISCOGRAPHY


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