It has been nearly fifty years since the great project of Gil Evans and Miles Davis – Miles Ahead was created. It was brought to life by Czech pianist and arranger Vít Pospíšil, who together with Jan Hasenöhrl and The Loop Jazz Orchestra performed this great program at The Loop Jazz Club.
A number of unparalleled recordings were made under the direction of maestro Carl Davis and collaboration with sound engineers from London's renowned Abbey Road studios. The fruits of their efforts will be unveiled at performances of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in the United States.
1960‘s bigband music is most notably associated with the challenges it presents for players - known to be a genre reserved exclusively for truly great musicians.
Jan Hasenöhrl has a continuing appreciation for the chance to collaborate with a number of other great jazzmen. Together with Vít Pospíšil, Lukáš Chejn, Tomáš Uhlík and Ondřej Pomajsl, Jan Hasenöhrl has performed music from the films Elevator to the Gallows and Mo' s Better Blues.
Vladislav Kozderka collaborated with Jan Hasenöhrl and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra for many years and this concert was dedicated to celebrating the life of our colleague, friend and great professional.
The solo album will include pieces like Libertango, China Town, The Hateful Eight “Lincoln’s Letter”, Kill Bill "Green Hornets", Nadalin and more.
In the middle of December 2015, Jan Hasenöhrl was recording at Abbey Road Studios the music for Tarantino's Hateful Eight, composed and conducted by Ennio Morricone.
Jan performed at Prague Proms International Music Festival with the alumni of the legendary Buddy Rich Big Band – Alumni Tribute Concert.
Jan performed at the Prague Proms 2014 together with Vince Mendoza as conductor, saxophonist Joe Lovano and guitarist John Abercrombie.
Jan made an appearance at the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference in Philadelphia and was the first Czech who ever performed at the ITG.
Jan Hasenöhrl premiered Mendoza’s composition New York Stories. The world premiere took place in the sold out Smetana Hall.
Prague Proms festival presented Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton.