Jan Jirucha is a trombone player, arranger, and composer. In 2003, he founded the Bucinatores Sextet, which was inspired by the aesthetics of musical humor in such bands as the Bad Plus, Sex Mob, and Bonerama. In 2012, Jirucha won the Best Jazz Composition Award at Bohemia Jazz Fest for his long piece “Preludium for Jazz Orchestra.” In addition to the Bucinatores, Jirucha has also collaborated as an arranger with the Gustav Brom Big Band, the Konstatin Ruchadze Band, and the Agon Orchestra. As a trombone player, he plays in the Bucinatores, the Concept Art Orchestra, the Gustav Brom Big Band, the Matúš Jakabčic CZ–SK Big Band, the Agon Orchestra, the Points Octet, the Petr Kalfus Sextet, the MCH Trio, Takin’ Off, and Los Rumberos.
photo: Patrik Marek