Pavel Jany / guitarist and composer

Pavel Jany's diversity and eclecticism in his guitar playing and composing have no boundaries, and his long musical journey encompasses many various styles. His classical guitar and compositional backgrounds were enriched by influences from East European music of his native Czechoslovakia, to the works of jazz fusion guitarists 
Al Di Meola, Pat Metheny, Ralph Towner, Biréli Lagrène, and many Brazilian guitar masters.
His three year stay in West Africa and his travels to Brazil and other South American countries deepened his interest in Afro-Brazilian and Latin music.
Pavel Jany has founded several international jazz projects on the Twin Cities' music scene, including Brazilian jazz ensemble "Ticket To Brasil", instrumental trio "Talking Strings", and modern jazz group "Global Jazz Collegium".  He is a co-founder of Duo CORDA and he performs and records with other local and international artists.