GROOVE » No word better describes Jan Korinek’s music today. His style evolved from pure blues roots into a soul-jazz-funk feeling with strong blues influences, exploring and presenting the roots of this great music. He is a performer who never gives less than everything he has each time he takes the stage. Over twenty years of touring, recording and surviving in the music business ensure that his soul has stories to tell filled with the blues as well as humor. Since 1995 he has been discovering genres that are closely connected with the blues and has been naturally mixing them to create new flavors on stage.

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The 40 year old multi instrumentalist, composer and producer gives his heart, mind and soul to his music. He actually started his professional career as a bass player, something which has stayed with him on the keyboard, giving funky, left-hand chops that even bass players marvel at. His music closely follows the tradition of the great Hammond organ combos (such as Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Smith, Richard Groove Holmes etc), walking a thin line between blues and jazz. He has been touring with various international artists such as Chris Cain, Carlos Johnson, Chanda Rule, Lorenzo Thompson, Eb Davis, Sharon Lewis, John Lee Sanders, Jean Toussaint, Chick Willis, Dwight Trible, George Freeman, Najponk, to name just a few. Jan Korinek was also a guest of several groups, for instance The Kinsey Report, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and he has appeared on numerous studio recordings as well. He played at many major European jazz festivals, such as Inntoene Jazz, Alfa Jazz Festival, BluesAlive Sumperk, Vienna Blues Festival, Prague International Jazz Festival, Usti Jazz-Blues Festival, Blues Train Festival, Maastricht Music Festival, Bioblues and many others.

Besides focusing on his bands, Jan has been running his own recording studio called Reel Blues Studio and produced and released numerous records under his record label, BlackTown Records.

Projects and bands of Jan Korinek

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Since 2000, Jan has been working with many different artists from abroad. This group has became the trademark of Jan, the core trio, that provides full support to these frontmen, where personell can change on demand, best suited to the front person... The band has been working with artists such as Sharon Lewis, Lorenzo Thompson, Marilyn Oliver, Chick Willis, etc.

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Jan Korinek Soultet
a.k.a. The Organ Grinders

Blues, swing and soul and funk with bigger sound. This project has been featuring the finest musicians in the country and beyond, for example Osian Roberts, Cyrille Oswald, Tomas Vokurka/Milos Dvoracek, Roman Nemec, Tibor Zida etc. Singers include Sharon Lewis, Lorenzo Thompson, Alice Bauer, Miss Mikey May.


... is a special meeting of top czech jazz piano player Najponk and organist Jan Korinek, together with Osian Roberts on sax and Marek Urbanek + Tomas Vokurka on drums. Together they performed at major European jazz festivals.


Jan is also part of other blues and related projects - Luca Giordano Band, Organized Crime (AT/DE), SWEET EMMA BAND (AT), John Lee Sanders and The World Band, Miro Zbirka, Wabi Danek, KaMue and many other cooperations...

Where to see Jan Korinek:


Feb 16 - CHANDA RULE and Sweet Emma Band / Vienna, Porgy and Bess
Feb 21-25 Chanda Rule with Luca Giordano and Fabio Coella (Italy)
Mar 8 - Juwana Jenkins / Jazzdock, Prague
Mar 15-25 / SAX GORDON tour, Italy
Apr 1-14 / Chris Cain tour, Italy
June 21-30 / CHANDA RULE EU tour
Sept 11-20 / CHRIS CAIN TOUR
Sept 20-Oct 5 / CHANDA RULE tour
Oct 10-Nov 3 / Lorenzo Thompson and GROOVE EU tour
Nov 4-Nov 20 / Sweet Emma Band, DE/AT tour


Oct 7 / Evergreen, Dresden / GROOVEKEEPERS
Oct 11 / U Maleho Glena, Praha / GROOVEKEEPERS
Oct 14 / Evergreen, Dresden / with Miss Mikey May

Oct 19-30 / BoyJazz Festival, Boyalali, Indonesia (together with Sharon Lewis, Lorenzo Thompson, Osian Roberts, Jiri Marsicek and Tomas Vokurka)

Nov 3 / Passau, Cafe Museum / Jan Korinek Jazzy Trio
Nov 4 / Passau, Cafe Museum / Jan Korinek Jazzy Trio feat. Alice Bauer
Nov 10 / Evergreen, Dresden / GROOVEKEEPERS
Nov 17 / Karlovy Vary, Hotel Imperial / GROOVEKEEPERS
Nov 18 / Bamberg, DE / GROOVEKEEPERS
Nov 23 - 25 / TBA - with Juwana Jenkins
Nov 30 - Cafe Museum, Passau, Be Cool - Kamue/JanKo duo
Dec 8/ U Stare Pani, Praha, OUR KIND OF BLUES with Alice Bauer
Dec 9 / U Stare Pani, Groovekeepers
Dec 10 / Nachod, CZ, Jiri Marsicek Trio
Dec 21, 22 / Linz, Auerhahn, Organized Crime
Dec 24 / Jazzdock, Praha / Rene Trossman Trio
Dec 29 / Evergreen, Dresden / GROOVEKEEPERS
Dec 31 / Linz, Brucknerhaus / Solo piano concert


Apr 11 / Klub Kino, Cernosice - GUY KING/KORINEK/BOUDREAUX trio
Apr 12 and 13 / Auerhahn, Linz - GUY KING/KORINEK/BOUDREAUX trio
Apr 14 and 15 / Cafe Museum, Passau - GUY KING/KORINEK/BOUDREAUX trio
Apr 17 / Narodni Dum, Usti Nad Labem - GUY KING/KORINEK/BOUDREAUX trio

May 21-27 / UKRAINE TOUR guesting with Konstantin Kolechnichenko band

June 8/9 - Blues Festival Galleneukirchen, AT (TBA)

Oct 20-nov 19 / European tour with SHARON LEWIS (booking now!)

3 - Rene Trossman Band,, Praha
5 - duo with Paul Zauner, library, Passau
7 - Jiri Marsicek Trio,, Dresden
8 - Groovekeepers,, Dresden
10 - Rene Trossman Band,, Praha
14 - Miss Mikey May & The Organ Grinders, Jazzdock, Praha
17 - Rene Trossman Band,, Praha
18 - Rene Trossman Little Big Band, Jazzdock, Praha
21 - Miss Mikey May & Jan Korinek Trio -, Dresden
22 - Rene Trossman Little Big Band, Lanskroun
25 - Wabi Danek a Dablovo Stado, Malostranska Beseda, Praha
28 - Jan Korinek and GROOVE feat. LORENZO THOMPSON, Zwettl an der Rodl, AT
29 - Jan Korinek and GROOVE feat. LORENZO THOMPSON, Roda, Steyr, AT
30, 31 - Jan Korinek and GROOVE feat. LORENZO THOMPSON, Cafe Museum, Passau

3 - Jan Korinek and GROOVE feat. LORENZO THOMPSON, Dvur Kralove n/L
4,5 - Jan Korinek and GROOVE feat. LORENZO THOMPSON, Jazzclub Reduta, Praha
11 - Jan Korinek and GROOVE feat. LORENZO THOMPSON,, Dresden
12 - Jan Korinek and GROOVE feat. LORENZO THOMPSON, Stan The Man's Blues Festival, Dresden
14 - Rene Trossman Band,, Praha
16 - Miss Mikey May & Jan Korinek trio - Maze cafe, Praha
21 - Rene Trossman Band,, Praha
OCT 29-DEC 9 - Paul Zauners Soul Food Band, AT-DE-CZ (to be announced)