Born: January 17, 1986 Primary Instrument: Vocal
Jan Smigmator (1986) is a jazz and swing singer, who has adopted the legacy of easy listening vocalists such was Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Mel Tormé and the living legend Tony Bennett.
His style, phrasing and love for jazz and swing music make him one of the artists of this genre in our country. In 2008 Jan successfully finished his music studies at the Prague conservatory in singing (department of pop music and jazz). During his studies he had performed with jazz musicians and orchestras! In 2005 he became a soloist of the legendary Václav Hybš Orchestra with whom he had performed dozens of concerts around Czech Republic.
Jan’s greatest love is singing with big bands; you could catch him as a vocalist of Big Band Polná, West Big Band, Sváťa Čech Czech Summit Big Band, Kol�-n Big Band, Moravia Big Band and also an often guest of Gustav Brom Big Band, Karel Vlach Orchestra, Czech Radio Big Band, Rudolf Mazač Kentonmania Big Band or small bands like Adam Tvrdý Trio, Metropolitan Jazz Band, Bonus Orchestra or Polydor sextet.
Jan Smigmator also performs with his Swinging trio, great gutarist Milan Kašuba and Josef Vejvoda Trio. Jan’s repertoire is very wide, he sings songs from the golden swing era to jazz standards and evergreens to the contemporary pop music such as All Of Me, Old Devil Moon, For Once In My Life, I�'ve Got You Under My Skin, The Girl From Ipanema, Unchained Melody, All By Myself, Beyond The Sea, Day In Day Out, Just In Time, Night And Day, Strangers In The Night, My Way, Lullaby Of Birdland, Georgia On My Mind, What A Wonderful World and others.
You can hear him in jazz clubs, festivals, and concerts in Czech Republic and abroad.