Petr Kroutil Orchestra
As a leading saxophonist, clarinettist, singer and entertainer, it is safe to say that Petr KROUTIL is one of the most distinctive and charismatic swing musicians in the Czech Republic. After graduating from the Conservatory of Jaroslav Jezek and studying at the prestigious Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Petr travelled to Nepal to spend two years studying and practicing the Indian Bamboo Flute at Kathmandu University.
In the Czech Republic and even abroad, Peter is widely known as Danny Smiřický of the TV series The Swell Season by Josef Skvorecky.
For over 4 years, Kroutil has starred in the original Prague Syncopated Orchestra alongside the renowned Ondrej Havelka. He later co-founded the big band Prague Swing Orchestra, where he worked and performed for seven years as a soloist.
Peter is also the only Czech musician who played at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. In 2011 Peter founded his pop jazz quintet Petr Kroutil Orchestra and in 2016 started ambitious big band playing in style of 20´s. He works in this big band as a bandleader, soloist, singer and arranger.