Often lauded as one of the leading figures of the Czech jazz scene, David Dorůžka has been active as a professional musician from the age of 14, having played concerts all over the world. After recent collaborations with jazz icons Lizz Wright, Jeff Ballard or Hilmar Jensson, Dorůžka teamed up with flutist Robert Fischmann and drummer Martin Novák to explore a sound which is less jazz-centered and more world-oriented. The core of this unusually sounding ensemble is the legacy of Jewish music with its many facets that have evolved on various continents over the centuries. However the trio takes great liberties in incorporating all of these elements and so it easily happens that traditional Chassidic chants are followed by metalcore passages and melodies from Medieval Spain are heard next to sounds inspired by the contemporary New York downtown scene. Their present debut album is entitled Gilgul, meaning “cycle” in Hebrew. Jewish music is nothing new to members of the band as they have previously collaborated with Israeli musician Yair Dalal and American multi-instrumentalist Alan Bern among others and Dorůžka’s earlier CD Autumn Tales (2016, Animal Music) awarded the Czech Music Academy Angel Award for the best jazz album of the year bears influences of both Ashkenazi and Middle-Eastern music.

Line Up:

Electric guitars: David Dorůžka

Flute, electronics, voice: Robert Fischmann

Drums and percussion: Martin Novák



Album of the Year 2023 in the Jazz Category” 
Czech Music Academy – Ceny Anděl
Best Czech jazz album of 2023Czech Radio – Czech Jazz Harvest
7th position on World Music Charts Europe
Nomination for Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik
“…this is a beautiful and deeply moving album, which deserves to be heard by all music lovers, also those beyond the strict jazz circles” 
Adam Baruch, adambaruch.com
The album is simply brilliant in the way it is instrumented, composed and arrangedMateusz Chorążewicz, polish-jazz.blogspot.com
The Gilgul album of Dorůžka, Fischmann and Novák is playful, joyous, unpredictable, enchanting, stirring, unsentimental and infinitely gentle.”
Milan Bátor, Czech Radio Vltava
Dorůžka plays with unbelievable inventiveness and inexhaustible improvisational ability – not unconfined, as it sometimes happens in jazz, but straight to the point.Helena Bretfeldová, Radio Proglas

On Tour 2024 /2025 – booking requests for Europe (except Czech Republic )

contact: management@brigitte-fessmann.at