Tomáš Hobzek Quartet

tomas_hobzek…is an ambitious, inventive band established by drummer Tomáš Hobzek. Its roots are in April 2008, when the band performed for the first time at Prague’s jazz club U Staré Paní.
There was, aside from guitarist David Dorůžka, a visiting  New York-based pianist Dan Tepfer, whom Tomáš met during his stay in New York.
During a short time the band’s members were settled: saxophonist Marcel Bárta (known especially through his performances with Vertigo Quintet), pianist Vítek Křišťan (student of jazz section at Music Academy of Katowice in Poland, and also a member of Jan Přibyl’s Quintet), and doublebassist Tomáš Liška (performs for example with David Dorůžka Trio, Matěj Benko Trio and Quintet, the band Points, and others) play along the leader, drummer Tomáš Hobzek.

The quartet’s music can be characterized as fresh, modern jazz, respecting its ideals from jazz history, such as Miles Davis or Wayne Shorter. The quartet is at the same time very communicative and open to modern trends of contemporary music.