Je nutné - Vertigo
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original contemporary jazz


Originality – musical creativity - sophisticated compositions - total improvisation

15 years of history - 6 top musicians - 6 albums released - 3 awards


Vertigo is one of the most original Czech-Slovak groups. It was founded in 2002 by the pianist Vojtěch Procházka, the saxophonist Marcel Bárta, the bass player Rastislav Uhrik, and the drummer Daniel Šoltis. Later, the trumpeter Oskar Török and the singing cellist Dorota Barova joined the group. Their aim was to find their own musical language. The impetus for this was the medium of jazz. Gradually, through their versatility, they arrived at their own unique sound.

Vertigo's music is characterised by total improvisation, creating sophisticated compositions bordering on contemporary classical music, as well as refined song forms. They have released six albums, won three musical "Anděl" Awards and been nominated a further four times. They have played dozens of concerts in both Czech and foreign venues, mainly clubs and festivals. Thanks to the their unflagging enthusiasm and indisputable musical qualities, Vertigo has created an original identity within the European musical scene.


Marcel Bárta – tenor, soprano & alto saxophones, clarinet & vocal

Oskar Török – trumpet, flugelhorn, vocal & elektronics

Dorota Barová – vocal, cello & elektronics

Vojtěch Procházka – piano, Yamaha PSS-380, harmonium, wurlitzer & elektronics

Rastislav Uhrík – acoustic & electric bass

Daniel Šoltis – drums, percussion & vibrafone



Nononononininini (Animal Music 2016) – the nomination for „Anděl“ 2017 Awards; the second album in professional poll  „Czech Jazz Harvest“

TAJ (Animal Music 2014) – the nomination for „Anděl“ 2015 Awards

Metamorphosis (Animal Music 2011) – the best jazz album at „Anděl“ 2012 Awards; the best album of year 2011 at Tais Awards

Vertigo Quintet & Dorota Barová (Animal Music 2008) – the nomination for „Anděl“ 2009 Awards

Live U Staré Paní (Amplión Records 2006)

Vertigo quintet (Amplión Records 2005) – the best jazz album at „Anděl“ 2006 Awards