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Juraj Henter

Juraj Henter

(8. 12. 1928 Nové Zámky – 1. 10. 2014)


jazz: tenor saxophone

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1948 – 1955 Construction Faculty of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, self-taught musician
1940s member of amateur groups, playing jazz and popular music
1947 – 1949 member of the Bratislava University Graduate Orchestra
1953 two months with the Gustav Brom Orchestra
1953 – 1958 played with the Ján Siváček Orchestra
1954 the founding of a combo made up of members of the Siváček Orchestra (Juraj Henter, Jozef Jelšovský – trumpet, Karol Ondreička – guitar, J. Štefanovič – piano, Z. Eliška – bass guitar, J. Bauer – drums), which was the first group in Slovakia to specialise in modern jazz (be bop, cool jazz)
1959 – 1962 member of the Jaroslav Laifer Orchestra
1961 – 1963 participated in Braňo Hronec’s Bratislava Studio, oriented towards the mainstream style
1966 – 1967 member of Karol Ondreička’s Combo 4, with which he made a number of radio sessions
1970s an orientation towards popular music; returned to jazz in the 1980s
1985 performed in the Hudobné štúdio M television programme (dedicated to the former Bratislava Studio band)
1986 Prize for Best Solo Performance at the Slovak Jazz Festival in Žilina (as a soloist for the M Quintet); member of the Bratislava Big Band
1992 founded Evergreen-4, oriented towards swing (I. Ťažký – double bass, D. Henčiar – drums, Gabo Jonáš, Pavol Bodnár, Alois Bouda, Ján Hajnal – piano, Ria Hajnalová – vocals)
1993 – 1995 member of the Gustav Brom Orchestra (led by Vlado Valovič)
1996 member of the Military Artistic Ensemble’s Big Band in Bratislava