VINX with BASOSTROJ -
VINX is undoubtedly one of the most gifted improvisational vocalists performing today. With songs that range from jazz to funk, bossa nova to blues and back again. Soaring vocals, intricate layered melodies and grooves all together mark the signature style that makes VINX a stand out. Infused with tastes from around the world, his songwriting is a tour de force combining the best in storytelling with the heart and soul of a true balladeer.
VINX has recorded and toured with some of the music industry’s greatest icons: Stevie Wonder, Sting, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow, Branford Marsalis, Ernie Watts, Taj Mahal, Ricki Lee Jones, Darius Rucker, Vance Gilbert, Cassandra Wilson, Brenda Russell, Cher and numerous others. His songwriting credits are a long list ranging from Tom Jones and Will Downing to The Lion King and Sprite™. For years he was a leader of a cult band JUNGLE FUNK.
STING -“His baritone voice swooping and soaring through melodies had me open mouthed, gaping in that telling combination of wonder and envy that great artists sometimes provoke”
STEVIE WONDER- “VINX is the gift you give to someone you really care about”
AL JARREAU - “The future of vocal jazz innovation is safe in the voice of VINX”
Martin Žiak – bass, producer and song writer, during his career he cooperated with many Slovak and Czech artists: Henry Tóth, Ivan Tásler, Peter Lipa, Katarína Korček, Silvia Josifoska, Nikki Tresor, Boboš and Sitra Achra and many others
Emil Frátrik – drums, has been on the Czechoslovak scene for more than 30 years, recorded more than 70 albums with top artists, also cooperated with foreign artists like Ivan Kral USA ( Patti Smith, Iggy Pop ), Delmar Brown USA ( Gil Evans Orchestra, Miles Davis, Sting ) Eric Marienthal USA( Chick Corea Electric Band ) Garry Bias USA( Earth Wind and Fire ) and many others.
Peter Kočiš – keys, currently mostly active with AMC Unit feat Eric Marienthal, Michael "Patches" Stewart.