Ondřej Havelka

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Ondřej Havelka
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Ondřej Havelka
Born (1954-10-10) October 10, 1954 (age 62)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Occupation Actor

Ondřej Havelka (born October 10, 1954) is a Czech jazz and swing singer, actor, and director.

Career[edit]

Havelka has been the lead vocalist for the Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra (1976-1995) and for Ondřej Havelka and his Melody Makers (1995 to present), and has directed and appeared in musicals and award-winning music videos.

Awards[edit]

In 1995 the Czech Academy of Popular Music (Akademie populární hudby) voted Děkuji, bylo to krásné, which he directed and performs in, the Anděl Award ("Czech Grammy") for Clip of the Year. In 1996 Havelka received a personal Anděl award as Jazzman of the Year.

Discography[edit]

With the Original Prague Syncopated Orchestra[edit]

  • Originální Pražský Synkopický Orchestr (1979, LP Supraphon & WAM – Germany)
  • Srdce Mé Odešlo Za Tebou - 2 skladby (1980, SP Panton)
  • Stará Natoč Gramofon (1982, LP Panton + reed. CD)
  • Jazz & Hot Dance Music 1923 - 31 (1984, LP Panton + reed. CD)
  • Sám s Děvčetem v Dešti (1989, LP Panton + reed. CD)
  • Hello Baby (1994, CD EMI – Monitor)

With the Melody Makers[edit]

  • Ondřej Havelka uvádí The Swings (1995, Monitor/EMI. CD)
  • Mě to tady nebaví (1998, Monitor/EMI. CD)
  • Jen pro ten dnešní den (1999, Monitor/EMI. CD)
  • Rhapsody In Blue: Pocta George Gershwinovi (1999, Monitor/EMI. CD)
  • Swing It (2000, V.O.X. Music GmbH. CD)
  • Vzpomínky na hvězdný prach (2002, Hot Jazz. CD)
  • Nejlepší kusy z repertoiru Ondřeje Havelky a jeho Melody Makers (2003, Monitor/EMI. CD)
  • Tentokrát zcela Rozvrkočení / This Time Completely off their Noodles (2005, Hot Jazz. CD)
  • Ondřej Havelka a jeho Melody Makers vám přejí veselé vánoce. Bílé a oranžové (2005. CD)
  • Rhapsody In Blue Room (2007. CD)

Filmography[edit]

Writer and director[edit]

  • Zdravý nemocný Vlastimilený Brodský (1999)
  • Poslední mohykán (The Last of the Mohicans, 2009) - a documentary mapping the life story of jazz musician Jiří Traxler.[1]

Actor[edit]

  • Saturnin (1994) as Jirí Oulický
  • Kafka (1991) as Friend of Kafka
  • Nefnukej, veverko! (1988) as Father's friend
  • Není sirotek jako sirotek (1986) as Jirka Spevácek
  • Chobotnice z druhého patra (1986) as Bóda
  • Rumburak (1985) as Mr. Tumlír
  • Cesta kolem mé hlavy (1984) as Professor Robert Kilian
  • Pod nohama nebe (1983) as Petr
  • Krakonos a lyzníci (1981) as Teacher
  • Koncert na konci léta (1980) as Fenix
  • Reknem si to prístí léto (1977) as Karel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jiří Traxler v dokumentu Ondřeje Havelky" (in Czech). Czech Television. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 

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