Chicago blues performed by Czech harp player and singer & his band
O. J. Žlábek is Czech harp player & singer playing authentic Chicago blues. He is inspired by blues legends such as Little Walter, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, BB King, Freddie King and others. Young musician puts all his heart & soul into his voice and typical sound. Ondrej J. Zlabek is born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1995.
As a child he used to play the trombone for some years. During his teens O.J. got into blues and soon started to play the harp. At the first he played with supportive musicians Jiri Marsicek and other friends interested in blues. Soon after, O.J. became a regular guest of blues jam sessions, especially hosted by Rene Trossman at the club U Maleho Glena.
In late 2017 O.J. established his own band. On 10th May 2018 they performed as The Harpriders their 1st gig in Blues Sklep. Since that time O.J. Zlabek Band has played in many jazz & blues clubs in the city. O.J. also had an opportunity to play with the Chicago blues singer Lorenzo Thompson on his latest album I Got Your Back.
O.J. Žlábek – voc, harm
Jiří Maršíček – g, voc
Oliver Lipenský – dr
Jan Kořínek – org
+ special guests
Jazz Dock´s ten meters long futuristic bar is full of traditional and proven drinks and cocktails as well as specialities and news for anyone with fantasy. You can enjoy also Jazz Dock kitchen´s delicatessen and treat yourself a tasty dinner, all the time during musical production.
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