was born in 2003 when Iván Gutiérrez and Tadeáš Mesany met at
a bar called Duende in Prague and decided to put together a
repertoire. In 2005, after playing together for a year, they
recorded an album based on that repertoire, inviting several
wonderful musicians to participate. They currently perform songs
from it – as well as other songs from their own arbor and further
afield, too – throughout the Czech Republic.
Though his roots are in New York and Bogotá, he settled long
ago in Prague, his adopted home, brought by love. He got together
with Zuzana Navarová in 1993 and began a fruitful musical partnership
that bore three albums – Tres (1995), Sklenená vrba (1999) and
Zelené album (2000) – until he left the Czech Republic for an
interlude in Madrid, Spain. In 2003, he came back to Prague,
where he currently hangs out with friends, does music, translates
and teaches composition and philosophy.
Studied music in Prague and works as a professional musician.
He has performed with several groups (Šum Svistu, Marcipán,
Sin Rumbo, jh E.O.S.T.) spanning several genres such as classical,
folk, tango and jazz.
Drummer and percussionist David Landštof was born in Bubeneč, Prague, in 1983. He has devoted himself to music professionally since 2001, alternating between different genres. He is a sought-after session musician and often makes guest appearances with many groups. At present he plays with Xindl X, Radůza, Iván Gutiérrez, Eternal Seekers and Petr Linhart& 29 Seiten. He has been working with Lenka Dusilová for 10 years. He plays Sonor SQ2 vintage beech or Hayman (1969) drums, uses Sabian cymbals and Vater drumsticks and other equipment. He has played or plays with Ivan Hlas, Aneta Langerová, Pavel Bobek, Michal Hrůza, Robert Křesťan and Druhá Tráva, Garcia, Marcipán, Sestry Steinovy, Charlie McCoy (US), Tony Trishka (US), Daniel Landa, Tomáš Klus, Niceland, November 2nd, Markéta (LBP), No Heros, Wabi Daněk, Karolína Kamberská, Pavlína Jíšová and others ...
Born in 1976, he graduated from high school with a specialization
in electronics, and in 1994 went on to study piano at Prague's
Jaroslav Ježek Jazz Conservatory, graduating in 2000. In 1999
he started teaching at the conservatory. Ever since he has been
making a living doing music – playing, teaching, arranging and
composing. He has tried to play and study anything he's found
interesting or felt was a good thing. He received his classical
training from Professor Jan Vrána and presently advises students
of Professor Irina Kondratenko. He learned jazz from Professor
Jirí Ružicka, whom he thanks for giving him a solid foundation.
In recent years he has been greatly influenced by Ondrej Krajnák
from the Budapest Jazz Academy. At present he is a member of
the following groups: Ondrej Kabrna Trio – Timeways Project,
Petr Kroutil Deborgia, Vladka Bauerová, Luboš Andršt Group,
Jana Koubková Kvartet, Trio, Duo a Bohemia Big Band.