Lash & Grey ft. S.V.A. Trio & Robert Balzar
Lash & Grey have quickly become recognized as some of the most exceptional rising stars on the Slovak music scene. With their unique and captivating fusion of jazz and soul, Lash&Grey are forging their own path in the international music scene. Their passion and talent have taken them far in a short amount of time, and it is clear that their journey is only just beginning. In November 2022, Lash&Grey had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York with Keyon Harrold, Harish Raghavan, and Martin Valihora. Additionally, Kristin Lash became a finalist in the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Jazz Vocal Competition 2022, held in New Jersey.
S.V.A. Trio is a formation of three renowned musicians with multi-genre experience from Prague. It has started playing in March 2020 – a time when all public music events were stopped by the pandemic. This time of uncertainty and emptiness accelerated the completion of new projects such as S.V.A. Trio which decided to focus on their own music. Music which would reflect their common musical influences and become a reaction to living in a metropolis. They call this style “urban fusion.” S.V.A. Trio features Alexey Aslamas (violin), Vladan Malinjak (viola) and Šimon Marek (cello).
Robert Balzar first took up the acoustic bass at the age of eleven. He would later study classical bass at the Brno Conservatory. In 1985, Robert began his career in Prague as a studio musician (TV Big Band) along with working as a jazz musician. In 1996, Robert first stepped out under his own name, forming the Robert Balzar Trio. Over the years, Robert has performed with John Abercrombie, Joe Newman, Benny Bailey, Tony Scott, Benny Golson or Wynton Marsalis. In addition to fronting the jazz trio bearing his name, Robert Balzar keeps busy with a number of additional projects.
Organizers would like to thank to all companies and persons who have kindly supported the concert, among others foundation „OSA Premiers“, Ms. Irena Rektorová, Mr. Filip Bandžak, Osteocentrum Brno s.r.o., The Slovak Institue in Prague, Mr. Zdeněk Šimek, Ms. Kateřina Lubbadová and also to chargé d’affaires of Slovakia in Czech Republic Soňa Budayová who has provided her patronage to this concert.
Admission: seated 600 Kč, standing 300 Kč. There is no need to reserve a seat when purchasing a seating ticket.
Band website: www.lashgrey.com