Born Czechoslovakia. Immigrated in 1968. Active in various groups in the ‘70’s as well as studying at the Sydney Conservatorium, later joining the faculty. In ’81 and ‘82 studied in the USA. With his own band, Wanderlust won an ARIA Award in ‘94 and toured Europe ‘96, ‘97, ‘98 and 2004. China and Japan in ‘99. Has won awards for composition and contributed largely to TPI’s repertoire.
Since 1999, a member of the Jazz Faculty at the ANU, Canberra. Composed the Five Bells Suite for TPI, which was performed at the Sydney Opera House and The Wangaratta Jazz Festival in 2005.
Co-Musical Director of Ten Part Invention.