Born: March 4, 1984
Ondrej Pivec was born in 1984 in Brno (south Moravia). His first musical studies were in classical piano, at the basic music school. He attended the school for seven years before moving to Prague in 1999. At that time, friend recommended that he should take part in the summer jazz workshop, which is organized by the Czech Jazz Society. It was here that he was introduced to jazz music and in that context, many great Czech and Polish musicians were his mentors. He was so amazed by this musical discovery, that he took part in two more jazz workshops and formed his first jazz quintet. It was called Mantis and they performed occasionally in Prague and around the Czech republic....
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Dr. Lubomir Doruzka, 2008, MF Dnes
Predominantly own pieces are truly well-played with a flavour of freshly found understanding, with the joy of sharing the music. The playing certainty of this adventitious line-up testifies a lot especially about the genius of Czech half of the band (as for its American part - this could have been already guessed).
Ondrej Bezr, 2008, www.idnes.cz
The Organic Quartet plays music inspired by the roots of jazz and hard bop, mixed with modern forms and sounds...
Primary InstrumentOrgan, Hammond B3
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundContinual lessons at The Elementary Music School of Jan Hanus, Prague 6, Czech Republic (jazz dpt.) Lessons at Prague Summer Jazz Workshops 2008 (www.czechjazz.org)