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Petra Caramela left a comment for Jerry Šenfluk
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"Ahoj, ahoj, jak se vede? Doufam, ze prinejmensim jakz takz. Vsechno nejlepsi."
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See www.jerrysenfluk.co.ukAvailable with own ensemble as well as alone and with various other swing, manouche, mainstream, dixieland and New Orleans outfits+49-9263-975-589jazz@jerrysenfluk.co.ukSee More
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"Swing ensemble available for bookings worldwide. +49-0263-975-589 (both telephone & fax) jazz@jerrysenfluk.co.uk Based in Europe but capable of travelling just about anywhere, as long as the arithmetics are right. www.jerrysenfluk.co.uk"
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"To whomever may care to read this, You are most welcome to visit my swing ensemble on www.jerrysenfluk.co.uk where you can also hear short samples of our music and watch a video. We are a truly international band, having pursued globalisation even…"
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"Brava, PJ, brava!!"
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Jerry Šenfluk commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Professional Jazz Musicians For Hire
"Clarinettist available for swing, manouche, New Orleans and Dixieland ensembles. +49-0263-975-589 (both telephone & fax) jazz@jerrysenfluk.co.uk Based in Europe but capable of travelling just about anywhere, as long as the arithmetics are…"
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Jerry Šenfluk commented on Jaijai Jackson's group Looking For Management!!!
"Hi Mary, maybe have a look at www.ejn.it. A lot of work to sift through but it may be helpful. Best of luck. Jerry"
Mar 18, 2011
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"Hi everyone, Being absolutely hopeless as a salesman, I look for management, booking agents, promoters etc. Please do visit my ensemble on www.jerrysenfluk.co.uk"
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Managers, Agents, Lawyers

What they are up against daily in the world of jazz....
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"It is my extraordinary pleasure to be a member of this particular group, since I run an ensemble which is spread over three European countries."
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Where are you located?
Lauenstein
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist
Tell us a little about your background...
Born St. Patrick's Day, 1946, in Prague, Bohemia.
Son of a pianist mother, one of Czechoslovakia's top musical pedagogues, and of a cellist father, the Deputy Concert Master of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, he was encouraged with a thorough education in playing the piano, intonation and musical theory. Her received private tuition from his father's colleague, the Principal Clarinettist of the same orchestra, a virtuoso performer and great admirer of Benny Goodman. He graduated from the Conservatoire of Prague in 1967.
With a father who frequently toured the world and brought home records, he was influenced by Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, Duke Ellington, Jack Teagarden, Coleman Hawkins and many others. An initial live jazz influence was clarinettist Edmund Hall who toured Czechoslovakia in 1958. Began to learn to improvise to recordings of the Australian legend Graeme Bell who toured the country and made recordings a decade earlier.

Professional Experience
1962: First public appearance on clarinet at a jam session during the International Jazz Festival in Prague, playing alongside Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band.
1963-1968: Performed with The Cats Jazz Band and with the Jazz Fiddlers. After graduation from the Conservatoire, worked for the Czechoslovak Radio on a series of jazz programmes and became Assistant Editor of Melodie, a jazz and popular music magazine.
1969: Joined the State Theatre of Aussig (northern Bohemia) in March and appeared, with the Jazz Fiddlers, at the International Jazz Festival in San Sebastian, Spain, in July. Moved to West Berlin and toured Germany with a band supporting Albert Nicholas.
1970-1973: Continued to work in Germany until late 1971 and, due to a complicated ankle fracture, rested during much of 1972. Became clarinet teacher in November 1972 at the Steglitz Music School in Berlin. Married Georgina, a ballet dancer, in June 1973.
1974: Tours of West Germany and Switzerland with a Zurich-based Dixieland band. Worked with a band accompanying Freddie Kohlman and with the Savoy Gang, a Swing quartet.
1978: In demand on the London Jazz scene, playing with many U.K. names and resident at Soho's Zanzibar Club with Stan Greig and Johnny Parker. Later worked with Haens'che Weiss Quintet, a Berlin-based Manouche formation mixing Django Reinhardt's tradition with influences from the eastern European Gypsy folklore and Brazilian music.
1979-1984: Founded the Hallmark Swingtet in Berlin. Promotional and corporate performances for a wide range of companies, institutes and municipal bodies. Work in radio and television. Played regularly and broadcasted with the Berlin All Stars.
1985-1990: Back in London, playing West End and South Bank venues, and composing. Residencies at the Misty Club, Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, at Le Dingy Club, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, and at the Casa Bar, Zurich, Switzerland. Wrote the musical arrangements for Eggy Ley's "Prohibition and All That Jazz" show. Worked with ex-Fats Waller guitarist Al Casey. Jazz festival appearances in Cork, Edinburgh and The Hague.Toured Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom with Max Collie Rhythm Aces.
1991: With pianist Mick Pyne, guitarist Nils Solberg, double bassist John Rees-Jones, and drummer Rex Bennett, formed Capital Swing, resident ensemble in Chelsea Harbour. Played last stints with Bob Wallis at the Casa Bar.
1992-1998: With Yves "Little Fats" Guyot and Eric Luter, residencies in Oberland Bernaise. With his Capital Swing, appearances, recordings and tours in the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, France and Germany. Appearances with Adelaide Hall, Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball and Larry Adler. Tours and festival appearances in Bohemia, Sweden and Slovakia with the Prague Jazzphonics and recordings with ensembles led by Allan Bradley and by George Polydor.
1999-2002: Relocation to Berlin and temporary semi-retirement from music.
2003-2010: After yet another relocation, this time to picturesque rural setting of Upper Franconia, northern Bavaria, touring Austria, Bohemia, Denmark, France, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom with various ensembles led by Alexander Katz, Andy Lawrence, Bernard Flegar, George Polydor, Herbert Christ, Keith Smith and Max Collie. Extensive work and tours of Austria, Germany, Mauretania and Senegal with Manouche ensemble led by Vano Bamberger. Tour of Andalusia and a festival appearance in Denmark with his Capital Swing.
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From Keith Hall
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http://www.jerrysenfluk.co.uk
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At 5:45am on May 17, 2011, Petra Caramela said…

dekuji za zpravu.. vede se dobre, ale muze se vest jeste lepe ! :o)

juknete na mou stranku. hodne uspechu preje petra

At 4:31am on May 17, 2011, Petra Caramela said…

Ahoj! Vitejte na strankach... JNW !


At 5:50pm on March 15, 2011, Phonetica Festival- Aldo Bagnoni said…
Hello, thank you for your invitation and for your kindness. I hope too to meet you someday. Best wishes for your work
At 7:49am on December 2, 2010, Nicolas Bearde said…
Hi Jerry:
Welcome to the JNW. Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. Glad to see jazz artists from around the world networking on this site.
Yours in Song
Nicolas
 
 
 

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