Born: April 2, 1966 Primary Instrument: Guitar
Roman Pokorny was born on April 2nd, 1966 in Moravsky Krumlov. He spent his childhood in small village Horni Dunajovice. He was very interested in music since the age of 3 and by 6 he was playing already in the family band during various events. At first he took drums and base guitar lessons, later he chose guitar as his main instrument. In his students years he played in various bands. Later he fell into jazz and following his ideals, guitarists Jim Hall, Ed Bickert, Kenny Burrel, Wes Montgomery, Johny Smith or Grant Green, he studied harmony and all theories related to good quality jazz music. Roman started his professional career in 1991 in Brno, where he performed in the famous Gustav Brom big band combos of soloists. He was fortunate to play under bandmasters Jaromir Hnilicka, Gunter Koci, Josef Audes or Mojmir Bartek. Here Roman obtained his first professional experiences. He was also part of the Ornis of Jazz expert Jan Beranek. In 1993 Roman became part of Ostrava band of Boris Urbanek TUTU. The same year he was nominated by the Czech Jazz society The New Musician of the Year. In 1994 Roman intensively absorbed in his own music established Roman Pokorny Quartet. He also founded Trio of chamber jazz with Jarda Hnilicka. Again he was nominated by the Czech Jazz Society The New Musician of the Year and his band was nominated The Band of the Year. In 1995 he published his CD Magic Holidays and CD Sun Dance (the later with TUTU band). He was involved on both CDs as a composer as well. Roman worked with Michal Pavlicek on Roman Dragouns’ CD - Stin my krve (Shadow of My Blood). He was awarded The Best Solo Interpret of the Trencin Jazz Festival. Nominated again by the Czech Jazz Society The New Musician of the Year and Band of the Year....
Roman Pokorny Quartet
Personnel: Roman Pokorny: Guitar. Petr Dvorsky: Contrabass. Marek Patrman: drums. Standa Macha: Piano.
Personnel: Roman Pokorny: guitar. Petr Dvorsky: contrabass. Jiri Slavicek: drums. Gabriel Jonas: hammond; Juraj Bartos: trumpet; Stepan Markovic: sax; Svatopluk Kosvanec: trombone.
Roman Pokorny Trio
Personnel: Roman Pokorny: guitar; Petr Dvorsky: contrabass; Jiri Slavicek: drums; Pavel Bady Zboril: drums; Radek Krampl: vibes.
Roman Pokorny, Alberto Marsico, Pavel "Bady" Zboril Trio
Personnel: Roman Pokorny: guitar; Alberto Marsico: hammond; Pavel Bady zboril: drums;
Personnel CD 1: Roman Pokorny: guitar; Ondrej Pivec: hammond; Martin Novak: drums; Radek Zapadlo: sax; Yvonne Sanchez: vocal.
Personel CD 2: Roman Pokorny: guitar; Ondrej Pivec: hammond; Josef Ciganek: drums; Tonny Smrcka: bass; Jamie Marshall: vocal; Radek Zapadlo: sax.
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Personnel: Roman Pokorny: guitar; Steve Clarke: bass guitar; Chris Stanley: drums; Jakub Zomer: fender piano;
As A Side Musician
Personnel: Boris Urbanek: keyboard; Roman Pokorny: guitar; Martin Gaspar: bass; Marek Patrman: drums.
Boris Urbanek and Emil Viklicky
Personnel: Boris Urbanek: keyboard; Roman Pokorny: guitar; Emil Viklicky: keyboard; Martin Gaspar: bass.
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