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Jazz: Contemporary Jazz Jazz: Mainstream Jazz Moods: Type: Acoustic Moods: Type: Instrumental

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Czech Republic

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Robert Balzar Trio

1996: Robert Balzar formed a group under his own name, the Robert Balzar Trio.

1998: The Robert Balzar Trio recorded their first CD, TRAVELLING (Jazzpoint). This album was voted 1998 CD of the Year by Czech Radio Jazz Test.

2000: The Robert Balzar Trio recorded their second CD, ALONE (Cube/Metier). This album was voted the Best Czech CD of the Year. The group was also voted 2000 Best Group of the Year.

2002: The Robert Balzar Trio provided the music for Yvonne Sanchez's acclaimed debut album, INVITATION (Cube/Metier). This album was nominated for a Czech Grammy Award.

2005: The Robert Balzar Trio recorded their third CD, OVERNIGHT (Sony/BMG). This album was nominated for a Czech Grammy Award.

2006: The Robert Balzar Trio played the Istanbul Jazz Festival (TR), Birmingham Jazz Festival (UK) and some dates in Stockholm (S).

2007: Along with their typically busy concert schedule, the Robert Balzar Trio also played the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival (Israel), the Cheltenham Jazz Festival (UK) and some dates in Chicago (USA).

2008: The Robert Balzar Trio released TALES (Sony/BMG), a collaboration with celebrated American jazz guitarist John Abercrombie (ECM).

2009: The Robert Balzar Trio toured the Czech Republic, Slovakia and England with John Abercrombie.

2010: The Robert Balzar Trio released THEYORIES (Taita rec.), a collaboration between the Robert Balzar Trio and renowned Czech vocalist Dan Barta.
This album was nominated for a Czech Grammy Award.

2011: In this time Trio is prepearing the material for next Trio album „Discover Who We Are“ which will be realease next year...

2012: The Robert Balzar Trio continues preparing for recording their next release. US-based Czech pianist Jiri Levicek joins the Trio late in the year, bringing with him some great original compositions and some fresh arrangements of a few standards!