JAN KOŘÍNEK  »
Jan Korinek - U Maleho Glena, 2007
is regarded as an accomplished Hammond organ and piano player whose skills are also often called upon by many renowned musicians of Czech and Slovak pop scene. It is, however, in the area of blues and it's related genres where Jan Korinek is the most comfortable. Among his favourites are jazz Hammond organ players such as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Shirley Scott, Art Hillery and other musicians who "groove". Second stream of inspiration comes from the blues (e.g. T-Bone Walker, Ray Charles, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Big Moose Walker, Earl Hooker). More about his projects at http://www.jankorinek.com



JIRÍ HOKEŠ  »
Jirí Hokeš
guitarist for Jan Korinek and Groove for the last 7 years. He leads his own band EZ Blooz and he is part of Marcel Flemr Band, often called by Rene Trossman for a substitute. He spent some time on the New England blues scene, where he played with several renowned musicians (such as Charlie Sawyer, David Maxwell and Sweet Willie D.) Several times he toured the USA with Charlie Sawyer's band. Inspired by BB King, Albert King, George Freeman, Grant Green etc



MARTIN NOVÁK  »
Martin Novák
is a Prague-based drummer who is sought after by many bands and musicians.. His first love is jazz but he feels comfortable on the edges of jazz and blues, which is essential for Groove. He has played with many outstanding musicians and bands, including Najponk, Roman Pokorný, Yvonne Sanchez, Ondřej Pivec. Now he's member of groups Groove, Infinite quintet, Libor Šmoldas Trio and Petr Kalfus Trio. He is being inspired by e.g. Jimmy Cobb, Philly Joe Jones, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Eric Harland, Brian Blade or Idris Muhammad.