Jazz Dock Orchestra

The Loop Jazz Club Hostivař, Studio Gallery,

Jazz Dock Orchestra is a European level, modern-jazz big band focused on original compositions as well as the interpretation of classic big band repertoire. In its five years of recent success, the orchestra has become the “flagship” of the Jazz Dock club and has worked with world leading musicians such as Kurt Elling, Richard Bona, Ben Wendel, Niels Klein and others.

The big band has achieved great renown in the wider context of the European jazz scene, through its precise yet lively interplay, great solos and quality scores. The orchestra's work focuses on its own original compositions (especially Jan Jirucha, Andy Schofield, Miroslav Hloucal and others), but also on high-quality arrangements of world repertoire (Duke Elligton, Gill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer, Charles Mingus and other authors).

Following the example of New York's Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (the resident band of the Village Vanguard club, which plays there regularly once a week), they have been performing on the Jazz Dock stage every third Monday of the month for the past five years. This long-term and regular concert activity has yielded excellent results and today, the Jazz Dock Orchestra is rightly ranked among the leading European big bands.

Tonight, fans can look forward to hearing these elite players from the contemporary Czech, Slovak and British jazz scene perform at the Loop Jazz Club.


  • Original songs and arrangements of world repertoire 
  • Duke Elligton, Gill Evans, Bob Brookmeyer, Charles Mingus and other authors


  • Andy Schofield, Petr Kalfus, Marcel Bárta, Suzanne Higgins, Jakub Cirkl, saxophones
  • Jaroslav Kohoutek, Martin Jůzl, Miroslav Hloucal, Miroslav Nováček, trumpets
  • Jan Jirucha, Štěpán Janoušek, Richard Šanda, Tomas Bialko, trombones
  • Jiří Levíček, piano
  • Tomáš Baroš, double bass
  • Daniel Šoltis, drums