Marek Dorcik Sperkasa - Slovakian/UK jazz quintet
(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm(GMT+00:00)
Marek Dorcik Spercasa – Jazz Quintet from London Slovakian born drummer Marek Dorcik is swiftly gaining a reputation as a sought after drummer on the international jazz scene, working with some
Marek Dorcik Spercasa – Jazz Quintet from London
Slovakian born drummer Marek Dorcik is swiftly gaining a reputation as a sought after drummer on the international jazz scene, working with some of the UK’s leading jazz artists including Mike Walker, Alan Barnes, Stuart McCallum and Alice Zawadzki.
Špercasa (a Slovakian play on words with ‘Šperk’ meaning ‘Jewel’ and ‘Percasa’ resembling the word ‘Percussion’) is an outstanding quintet of prominent musicians, each with their own individual contributions to the UK jazz landscape.
Špercasa was formed in 2019 as an exciting new chapter in Marek’s Dorcik’s development as an artist and to further his journey into improvised music. The compositions on debut album About Time aim to express a concern for our planet, the changing climate and to evoke a thought concerning these global issues.
Some compositions on the album (such as the epoymous title track About Time) have an urgent and energetic feel. Others such as the ballad Golden Hour are warm and tranquil. The juxtaposition of styles and quality of musicianship makes for an enjoyable and fulfilling listen.
Miguel Goroti – trumpet
Supremely gifted trumpet and flugelhorn player’ (Jazz FM)
Tom Hewson piano
“Deeply impressive” – Jazzwise
“Emerging Piano Virtuoso…One to watch” – Time Out
George Crowley – Saxophone
“Rarely does a player so young debut with such a fully rounded tone and range of writing skills, so keep a keen ear out for Crowley: the future could yet be his.”
Mick Coady – Double Bass (Ireland)
Marek Dorcik – Drums (Slovakia)