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ZCK Band of Zdenek & Christie Kansky in India

Date: 09 February 2019 8:45 PM - 19 February 2019 8:45 PM, Venue: Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune

ZCK Jazz Band of the Czech musician Zdenek Kansky was on tour in India in February 2019. They performed in Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. 

ZCK Band India Tour

ZCK Band was established by the Czech jazz man Zdenek Kansky and his wife Christie Kanska.

Zdenek Kansky is a native from the Czech Republic. His early exposure to music began when his grandfather’s accordion playing inspired him to take lessons at the age of seven. When he was sixteen he picked up his first bass guitar. Later on when he was more involved to jazz, he felt needs to start to play also upright bass. It allowed him to play all kinds of jazz and also appreciation of classical music.

Zdenek studied bass and music education at the Conservatory of J. Jezek in Prague. After preforming at many jazz clubs and festivals in the Czech Republic and Europe he consistently felt to go to the United States where many of his favorite musicians have lived.

In 1997, after attending a summer jazz workshop hosted by the Berklee College of Music in the Czech Republic, Zdenek was awarded a prestige music scholarship and was invited to study at Berklee. During Berklee time Zdenek performed with top students and faculty players like Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez and others. After graduation Bob Stoloff offered to Zdenek Kansky position as a bass accompanist for different classes.

After Berklee Zdenek Kansky together with his wife Christie left Boston to tour on different cruise ships to play in 9-piece band for hundreds of shows.

Later Zdenek Kansky played for two years in one of the top jazz bands in the Czech Republic. He also toured around Europe with his own international band World Jazz group.

Then Zdenek Kansky moved back to the United States in 2010. Since then he recorded several CDs and performed with many world-class musicians like Luis Perdomo. Marcus Strickland, Jonathan Blake, Alex Norris, Yoron Israel, Harold Mabern, and many other great musicians.

In 2012 Zdenek Kansky was accepted to Master studies at one of the oldest Jazz school in the USA William Paterson University. During Master Studies he had a chance to study with one of top American Arranger for big band Jim McNeely. Zdenek also performed at Jazz Lincoln Center in New York and his arrangement for sax player Rich Perry was there performed with big band.

After receiving the Master degree from William Paterson University Zdenek Kansky with his wife Christie founded their own ZCK Music Production. They run their own music school, produce music, organize concerts and hire different musicians for many performances. They call their band ZCK Trio or ZCK Quartet depending on number of players.

Zdenek Kansky has a big respect to Indian classical music and enjoys the fusion of Western and Indian music. His first trip to India was in 2017 where he was invited to teach at the music faculty at GMI in New Delhi. During that time Zdenek  regularly performed at the Piano Man Jazz club, probably the best jazz club in India.

ZCK Band in Home Club, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

In February 2019 they decided to come to India again. They had the following public performances and workshops:


February 9, 2019 - The Piano Man Jazz Bar, Commercial Complex Opp. Deer Park, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi

February 10, 2019, The Piano Man Jazz Bar, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi (workshop)

February 13, 2019 - The Home Club, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

February 14, 2019 - The Home Club, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

February 15, 2019 - The Windmills Craftworks, Bengaluru

February 16, 2019 - The Windmills Craftworks, Bengaluru

February 22, 2019 - The Quarter, Mumbai

February 28, 2019 - Shisha Jazz Club, Pune

CZK Band in Bengaluru on February 16, 2019

Together with a host musicians and guests, they offer a modern combination of Jazz, Latin, Fusion, World music, Funk and off-kilter broken beats, shifting, twisting rhythms, and adventurous electronic explorations.

Zdenek’s passion is a Jazz, Latin Fusion styles, while Christie loves to integrate Jazz, Classical and Folk music connecting to her Greek and Armenian heritage. Their musical romance is a tasteful blend of different styles of music.