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Long-time musical friends have formed this new band in Prague, Czech Republic. These five musicians have been playing together in Jakub Šafr Quartet, Hottentots Orchestra, Shaffer's Riffers and other groups. Nowadays they form the heart of the swing bigband Harlemania. In spring 2014 they decided to form the Swingfonix.
The Swingfonix play swing music of the 30s, 40s and 50s.
The Swingfonix are:
Born in Kladno, Czech Republic. Former member of the famous Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra, has played in a Reinhardt-style band Rhythm Strings. Has played and recorded with many musicians from both the Czech Republic and abroad. He is the bandleader of the swing bigband Harlemania.
He is also building and restoring guitars by the company Procházka Custom Guitars.
Current or former member of the bands Steamboat Stompers, Crazy Boys, Jakub Šafr Quartet, Shaffer's Riffers, The Hottentots Orchestra, Harlemania, Jazz Bluffers and orchestras Hudba pohraniční policie ČR and Ústřední hudba armády České republiky.
Born in České Budějovice. Has been the bandleader of the Melody Makers of Ondřej Havelka, is famous for the renditions of Gershwin's Preludes and Rhapsody in Blue.
He is the bandleader of Swing Trio Avalon, Shaffer's Riffers, member of the band Harlemania and many others.
He performs in Kalich theatre and is teaching at the Prague conservatory.
Born in Brno, member of the bands Petra Erneyi Quartet, Harlemania, Swingfonix and others. Loves to play the double bass in less common ways from various slap techniques to playing the bass upside down.
Apart from jazz he has been playing also 50s music, he is the bandleader of the Rock and Roll bands The Fireballs and Gone Hepsville and a doo-wop acapella band Kolenem.
She comes from a musical family in Prague. From her youth she's been cooperating with top jazzmen in the Czech Republic. Former member of the Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra, Prague Swing Orchestra of Jiří Matoušek, Jakub Šafr Quartet and many others.
Since 2009 she has her own mainstream jazz band Petra Ernyei Quartet.
We are working on a new record! Recording sessions at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU) 05/2015:
Check out our videos from the Tečka páteční noci programme on the Czech TV from 2014-03-14