Juraj Griglak & Company

Juraj Griglak & Company

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Biography


JURAJ GRIGLAK
studied piano at a Primary Music School, at the age of twelve he began playing drums and guitar.With such variety of interests, his father decided he would study double bass at the BRATISLAVA CONSERVATORY (1978-1984).

At the conservatory he played in funk groups Tamis and Tagore,Bratislava Conservatory Big Band, Martin Kratochvíl’s Jazz Q, Esprit band, and Vlado Valovic’s VV System.(Performed on Copenhagen Jazz Festival 1987)

Between 1987 and 1991 he furthered his studies of double bass at the ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMATIC ARTS in Bratislava, and he played with professional bands – the Czechoslovak Radio Big Band and the Czechoslovak Television Big Band. He scored succes as the member of the fusion music group Stop Time (led by Matúš Jakabcic).Group performed on Jazz festivals- Jazz in Duketown (Hertogenbosch, Holand), Jazz festival Aix en Provance ( France)He has appeared repeatedly at the Bratislava Jazz Festival. Many peoples still remember hiss jam session with Stanley Clark, at BJF 1985.http://www.bjd.sk/

In the early nineties he played in ASH Band and The Quartet. With The Quartet he recorded CD Alice in Jazzland(1992) the music of which reflects the mainstream of the nineties.The group performed to high acclaim in the Czech and Slovak Republics.Juraj also is a very successful studio musician (he recorded about 60 CD,s ). He appeared on the profile CD of Madre (1994), he played in the Matúš Jakabcic Tentet and recorded with them the CD Matúš Jakabcic Tentet,featuring Greg Hopkins (1998).

In the 2000 he recorded his first CD “BASS FRIENDS” with special guest from New York Ron Affif. The CD “Bass Friends” was highly evaluated by the very well known and internationally acclaimed magazine “BASS PLAYER”. The composition “Codfish”, a track from the CD has been featured on the “CD Sampler Station “, released by another respected US magazine “BASSICS“, as a recommended new release alongside such bass - greats as Marcus Miller, Matt Garrison and Ray Brown.

In 1994,the Slovak Jazz Association awarded him with the Ladislav Martoník Prize “Jazzman of the Year”.

He teaches on jazz workshops.(International XXXL JAZZ Workshop Innsbruck- Tyrol-Austria, International Jazz Workshop Jazz and Wine Summer , Poysdorf -Austria, Czech Jazz Workshop,Jazz Workshop Leszno )

Juraj divides his time between jazz and classical music. In 1988, he toured Europe with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, Václav Neumann, and James Judd.

Since 1991 he is a member of the SLOVAK FILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Whith S.P. he performed in most European countries, Japan, and the United States.

Presently he playing with his band JURAJ GRIGLAK & COMPANY ,Franc McComb, Poogie Bell, Miss Moravia.

Discography

Sanyland,Divne Videnie,Slavo Sany Grek 2011, Anita Soul,EMI 2009, Rene Parentin,Envie 2008, Robo Opatovsky,Vianocny Album,Zaverecna 2008, Karol Csino,Nezvestny,Skarabeus 2007, Milos Zeleznak Trio,Hevhetia 2007, Adriena Bartošová,Znovuzrodenie,Forza,2007 Acoustic Colours,Natural Fusion,Velvet Music,2007 3+1,Hudobny Fond,2007 Štepán Markovic,Jazz na Hrade, Multisonic (2006) Robert Opatovský,Swing & Latin, Záverecná s.r.o. (2006) Pavol Bodnár & InterJAZZional Band,Ecce Jazz Hevhetia (2007) Ron Affif Trio Hevhetia (2005) Luboš Šrámek and His Five Reasons With Guests: Correspondance Music Fund (2005) Peter Breiner Jazz Trio+Sefika Kutluer,Coming Bach VDE-GALLO (2005) Adriena Bartošová Talking To Your Heart (2005) Tibor Lenský,Gustav Brom Big Band: Dárek na památku Areca Multimedia (2004) Acoustic Colours, Gnosis G – MUSIC 026 (2003) Hot House: Live Indies Records (2003) Karol Malý: Chce to zmenu (2003) Jaco is not dead Hevhetia (2003) Michal Vavro: Acoustic Colours Gnosis (2003) Kabelková Žofie: Living Hevhetia (2003) Cermáková Alena: Chansons and Other Songs Millennium records & publishing (2002) Gabo Jonáš Quartet – Live Slovak Radio (2002) Lipa Peter: Beatles In Blue(s) East West Production (2002) Peter Lipa Back to the Treetops (re-release) East West Production (2002) Matúš Jakabcic Quartet demo recording (2002) Wabi Danek: Nech svet, at se tocí dál Universal Music (2002) Robert Krestan: 1775 Basni Emily Dickinsonove Universal Music (2002) Peter Breiner: Tango Goes Symphony Naxos (2001) Madhouse Hevhetia (2000) Bee Connection Tomba (2000) Juraj Griglák: BASS FRIENDS, Music Fund (2000) Berco Balogh: Hallo, Frankie Boy Radio Bratislava (1999) Hajnal Ján: Monks Tatra Dream,Music Fund (1999) Müller Richard: Müllenium Live Mercury Records (1999) Peter Cardarelli´s Bratislava Blue ,East West Production (1999) Matus Jakabcic Tentet, Featuring Special Guest Greg Hopkins Music Fund (1998) Slovak Jazz ´97 Music Fund (1997) Hammel Pavol: Life Is... BMG Ariola (1997) Gustav Brom Big Band OPUS (1997) Gustav Brom Big Band: Legend MUSICA (1996) Bartošová Iveta: It's My Day Bonton Music (1996) Lipa Pter: Back to the Treetops East West Production (1995) Berco Balogh: Farbami dycha noc OPUS (1995) Markovic Štepán: The Time BMG Ariola (1995) Pavol Hammel - Unplugged BMG Ariola (1995) Larry Smith and Company Live at Slovak Philharmonic ALI Rec. (1995) Beatrice „La Rubia”: Fiesta La Rubia Jumbo Record (1995) Madre Relax (1994) Kubišová Marta: Songs and Moods Popron Music (1993) Monika Tommü Records (1993) Juraj Bartoš, Bratislava Hot Serenaders: Nevergreens HTC (1993) Hammel – Hladík – Varga: Swan Songs Monitor Slovakia s. r. o. (1993) Slovak Jazz’ 92 Slovak Jazz Society (1992) The Quartet: Alice In Jazzland OPUS - Davay (1992) LP J. Zsapka:Hommage to Beatles OPUS (1986) Stop Time OPUS (1990) Bratislava Jazz Days 1985 OPUS (1986) Bratislava Jazz Days 1983 OPUS (1984)