Jan - blind singer and pianist - Pianist / Keyboardist |(no reviews)
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The Unusual Story, The Unusual Voice The singing pianist Jan Jares has graduated in popular music at the Prague Conservatory as the first blind student in the school's history. The singer blessed with an extraordinery voice, conducts himself comfortably on the piano. The way in which he has manged to develop his talent is refreshing in many ways.
My repertoire ranges from the songs of Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Simon and Garfunkel, songs by Elton John, Chris Rea, Phil Collins, Sting, Eric Clapton, Leonard Cohen, Billy Joel, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Don Williams, Dean Martin, Bruce Springsteen, furthermore Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, ABBA... and many others. Naturally my music includes many songs of Czech singers as well.
I am often used to a piano mode only, where apart of pop tunes my repertoire includes jazz as well.
I was born in 1981 in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. My childhood memories are tied with the city of Brno, where I attended a primary school for blind children. My musical education started at the age of eight in primary school of art, where I concentrated on piano and singing. In 1998 my family and me moved to Prague, where I got accepted to Prague Conservatory. My core subjects were pop music and piano playing. I graduated in June 2011 as the first blind student in the 200-year old history of the school.
I have been playing for audience for many years. My experience range from performanc ... es in fine Prague hotels and restaurants, such as Hilton Hotel, Corinthia Prague, famous Mlynec Restaurant and Aria hotel, in Auberge de Provence Prague Restaurant.
I also perform at private parties, musical festivals and corporate events. I regularly play concerts in Czech Spa towns - Carlsbad, Franzbad Jachymov Spa and Bohdanec Spa.
I am able to present myself in fine English and usually get a very warm feedback from the audience. Singing and playing piano together is my advantage. My performance brings two well-blending instruments to the audience, my voice and piano. I make people sit, enjoy the music and think about the life.
Czech Television made a documentary about me in April 2014. I often play with my fellow musician, who accompanies me on drums.
Several years ago I recorded my own CD called "Nektery lidi" - "Some people" in Czech with help of the Czech songwriter Tomas Kympl.
The concerts present me as a versatile musician with a broad musical background. As well as the enthusiastic sportsman and traveller, as a young man able to live life to the fullest and be creative in spite of my handicap - something I have to overcome since birth.
My practical assistance - someone who shows me the venue, helps with technical requirements - is always taken care of.
I have been searching for new jobs opportunites. I would be very grateful to you if I could perform at your venue.
In 2019 Jan won a top spot for twelve times in a well-known musical chart of Czech Radio Dvojka (Czech public service radio broadcaster) with his song Doktor duší (Doctor of Souls). In the same year he was also awarded a New Face Award of the same broadcaster.
Hilton Hotel, Kempinski Hotel, Corinthia Prague Hotel, Don Giovanni Hotel, Congress Prague s.r.o., Czech Top 100 Company,
Carlsbad Spa, Franzbad Spa, HSBC Bank Czech Republic, Lions Club Germany
Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Dinner Party Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions
I always have an assistant who helps me. The costs associated with assistance are covered by myself.
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