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Autumn club tour 2016 (www.predpredaj.sk)

29. 9. Trnava, Synagóga Centrum súcasného umenia
30. 9. Topoľčany, Nástupiste 1—12
1. 10. Banská Bystrica, Záhrada
2. 10. Žilina, Stanica Žilina-Záriečie
3. 10. Košice, Tabačka Kulturfabrik
5. 10. Bratislava, DPOH Mestské divadlo
23. 10. 2016 Hradec Králové, Kicperovo divadlo
24. 10. 2016 Olomouc, Divadlo na Šantovce
25. 10. 2016 Hranice na Moravě, Stará Střelnice
26. 10. 2016 Znojmo, Městské divadlo
27. 10. 2016 Valašské Meziričí, sál Kulturního zařízení
28. 10. 2016 Ostrava, Heligonka
29. 10. 2016 Příbram, Divadlo A. Dvořáka
30. 10. 2016 Praha, Studio DVA divadlo
31. 10. 2016 Praha, Studio DVA divadlo
1. 11. 2016 Mladá Boleslav, Škoda muzeum

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01—10

Jana Kirschner is singing to those who are not looking for easy answers, to those who like to travel to the borders of the unknown, and to those that correctly suspect that genre boundaries are easily scaled. She brings good news to all who are still hoping that popularity and quality are not mutually exclusive.

Petr Dorůžka

02—10

What impresses me as a listener is when an artist creates something new and unexpected. Something one step ahead of their audience. Elegantly unpredictable, Jana Kirschner again takes me somewhere I've never been before. Thanks.

Michal Bystrov

03—10

Within the music of [the track] "Duch Mesta" silence lingers, hypnotic shadows dance, and Jana's voice expresses the changing seasons. Just here is represented Morusa Cierna. Since her debut Jana as a writer and performer has travelled a respectfully long artistic journey. For me throughout the whole album Jana is magically original and full of confidence, but conversely through her expressions and performance remains gentle and feminine. I happen to believe the sounds and compositions on this timeless album will never seem old or go out of fashion. It was a great privilege to have the opportunity to be able to hear this album before the official release, and so it will be an absolute pleasure listening to it long after it inevitably leaves the shops.

Jan P. Muchow

04—10

Morusa Cierna f**king brilliant

Daniel Baláž, Radio_FM

05—10

The White Mulberry Tree blossomed into a black velvet beauty! ...a masterpiece!

Juraj Kušnierik, Týždeň

06—10

On this album, more so than on the first album Morusa Biela, Jana has a thirst for experimentation with musical material, with structure, with sound, and I have to say this path has not been traversed in vain. Although she is always returning to the power of the simple melody, she has the courage to travel into the more abstract world, the bigger musical spaces, as if she would like to move the reliable and well known into new contexts, new environments. Because it is there that we find the true value of music...

Marián Varga

07—10

With the Mulberry Tree project Jana Kirschner invites you to a completely new musical world. In time, you'll no doubt get used to it, but beware: once you do you will not want to leave. So intriguingly beautiful.

Martin Hradecký, ELLE

08—10

With the album morusa biela Jana Kirschner confirms that she still has the need to look into the areas that other artist never even consider. And that alone is worthy of great respect.

Ondřej Bezr, idnes.cz

09—10

In 2010 Jana Kirschner unveiled a vista of the country (in the album "Krajina Rovina"), but now she's leading us into the heart of the land for a close up view. Here, singing like never before, she creates a colourful world from which you never wish to leave. So you listen again. And again. And again. So much beauty!

Juraj Kušnierik, Týždeň

10—10

"Moruša biela" is another surprise by the ever original Jana Kirschner. This album is turning back to our roots, to life in the country side. It has a nostalgic and pleasant smell of grandmother’s drying herbs to it. Quiet. Intimacy. The Slovak album of the year 2013, at the very least.

Honza Průša, musicserver.cz

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The project consists
of two parts:

Moruša Biela

Moruša Biela is the first part of a project which is a two album set: the first is Moruša Biela and second is Moruša Cierna. Across the two albums the music and lyrics cover much ground. Musically the first album is more acoustic. The line up of cello, violin/viola/zlopcoke, accordion, clarinet/bass clarinet, tuned percussion, cimbalom, piano, plus rhythm section and male vocal quartet lends itself to folk and classical music of the area of central europe, which the album is heavily influenced by, though realised through the prism of contemporary composition and "pop" song-craft.

Moruša Čierna

Lyrically it is very varied, but a theme is returned to again and again... that of the illusion of nostalgia, the blinkered eye of the past, the uncertainty of the future, the growth of the urban uber-connected world at the expense of the somewhat introverted insular rural communities, the diluting of small traditional communities by the march of technology and need for "growth" or status... These are usually touched upon through metaphor, not directly, but the undercurrent is there. There is no sense, however, that the future is "bad" and the past is "good" – it is. in fact, questioning that popular and clearly misguided premise.

All songs written and produced by

Jana Kirschner
Eddie Stevens

Musicians

Marcel Comendant
(Cimbalom)

Braňo Dugovič
(Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)

Nathaniel Keen
(Guitars)

Boris Lenko
(Accordion, Bandoneon)

Jozef Lupták
(Cello)

Rob Mullarkey
(Electric Bass, Double Bass)

Tom Skinner
(Drums, Percussion)

Štefan Bugala
(Marimba, Vibraphone)

Dan Darriba
(Percussions – Muzika!)

Eddie Stevens
(Piano, Organ, Keys, Vocals)

Miloš Valent
(Violin, Viola, Zlopcoke)

Štepán Janoušek
Lukáš Prchal
Michal Strnad
Petr Wajsar
(Male vocal quartet Skety CZ)

Live

Mário Biháry
(Accordion)

Marcel Comendant
(Cimbalom)

Branislav Dugovič
(Clarinet, bass clarinet)

Tomáš Fuchs
(Guitars)

Roman Harvan
(Cello)

Ján Kružliak
(Violin)

Boris Lenko
(Accordion)

Jozef Lupták
(Cello)

Martin Novák
(Drums)

Milan Osadský
(Accordion)

Eddie Stevens
(Piano, keys, backing vocals)

Rastislav Uhrík
(Bass)

Štepán Janoušek
Lukáš Prchal
Michal Strnad
Petr Wajsar
(Male vocal quartet Skety CZ)

Igor Demčák
(Front of House Engineer)

Kristian Varga
(Monitor Engineer)

Lucia Fazekašová
(Tour Manager)

Hulo
(Backline Tech)

Aleš Cagan
(Lighting Director)

Locations

Amsterdam Mastering, Netherlands
(Darius Van Helfteren)

Dead Mouse House, London, UK
(Emma Blackwell)

DR Studios, Wisla, Poland
(Henry Kral, Czarek Borowski)

Line Art Studio, Prague, Czech Republic
(Michal Pekárek)

Sono Studios, Czech Republic
(Mialn Cimfe, Karolína Kalandrová)

Sun House Studio
(Banska Stiavnice)

Design

CD, vinyl
(Eoin Ryan)

Booklet
(Mária Rojko)

Bára Prášilová
(Photography)

Web
(Ex Lovers)

Industry

Slnko Records
(Record Company)

Nadia Koronovská
(PR CZ)

Nora Krchňáková
(PR SK)

Minority Records
(Vinyl)

All songs written & produced by Jana Kirschner Eddie Stevens Musicians Marcel Comendant (Cimbalom) Nathaniel Keen (Guitars) Braňo Dugovič (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet) Boris Lenko (Accordion, Bandoneon) Jozef Lupták (Cello) Rob Mullarkey (Electric & Double Bass) Tom Skinner (Drums, Percussion) Štefan Bugala (Marimba, Vibraphone) Dan Darriba (Percussion – Muzika!) Eddie Stevens (Piano, Organ, Keys, Vocals) Miloš Valent (Violin, Viola, Zlopcoke) Štepán Janoušek & Lukáš Prchal & Michal Strnad & Petr Wajsar (Male vocal quartet Skety CZ) Live Mário Biháry (Accordion) Marcel Comendant (Cimbalom) Branislav Dugovič (Clarinet, Bass clarinet) Tomáš Fuchs (Guitars) Roman Harvan (Cello) Ján Kružliak (Violin) Boris Lenko (Accordion) Jozef Lupták (Cello) Martin Novák (Drums) Milan Osadský (Accordion) Eddie Stevens (Piano, Keys) Rastislav Uhrík (Bass) Igor Demčák (Front of House Engineer) Štepán Janoušek & Lukáš Prchal & Michal Strnad & Petr Wajsar (Male vocal quartet Skety CZ) Kristian Varga (Monitor Engineer) Lucia Fazekašová (Tour Manager) Aleš Cagan (Lighting Director) Hulo (Backline Tech) Locations Amsterdam Mastering, Netherlands (Darius Van Helfteren) Dead Mouse House, London, UK (Emma Blackwell) DR Studios, Wisla, Poland (Henry Kral & Czarek Borowski) Line Art Studio, Prague, Czech Republic (Michal Pekárek) Sono Studios, Czech Republic (Milan Cimfe & Karolína Kalandrová) Sun House Studio, Banska Štiavnica, Slovakia Design Eoin Ryan (CD, vinyl) Mária Rojko (Booklet) Bára Prášilová (Photography) Ex Lovers (Web) Industry Slnko Records (Record Company) Nadia Koronovská (PR CZ) Nora Krchňáková (PR SK) Juraj Cocher & Miloš Oríšek (Management)

Moruša: Čierna

(Slnko Records, 2014)

Moruša: Biela

(Slnko Records, 2014)

Krajina Rovina

(Universal Music, 2010)

The best of (CD 1, CD 2)

(Universal Music, 2008)

Shine

(Universal Music, 2007)

Veci čo sa dejú

(Universal Music, 2003)

Pelikán

(Universal Music, 2002)

V cudzom meste

(Universal Music, 2000)

Jana Kirschner

(Universal Music, 1998)

1978

199799

Jana Kirschner released her self-titled debut album in 1997 on Universal Music SK. The record was met with limited commercial success and Jana was swiftly dropped by the global music giant.

Undeterred Jana formed a band in Bratislava. This band proved pivotal in both it's music and support, Jana now realising her potential to engage directly with an audience in real terms, away from the smokescreen of the entertainment industry.

Out of this collaboration her second album "V Cudzom Meste” was born. Without a label, Jozef Šebo, manager and influential rock 'n' roll stooge reapproached Universal with the new material. They signed her on the spot to a three album deal. The album, released in 1999, became one of the biggest selling records of the year in Slovakia and received widespread critical acclaim.

Later that year (1999), Jana was awarded “Gold” at the Slávik awards. She was also nominated in 11 categories at the Aurel Awards (a. k. a. Slovak Music Academy Awards).

200204

In the year 2000 Jana concentrated her efforts for a time in neighbouring Czech Republic. Success with the single "Modrá" soon gained her notoriety. This – swiftly followed by high profile collaborations with the Czech singer Meky Žbirka and Czech composer/singer Petr Hapka with “Bude Mi Lehká Zem,” – assured her a solid relationship with the Czech audience which exists as strong as ever to this day (Jana is currently living in Prague). The partnership with Petr Hapka expanded to include Petr's right-hand man: the lyricist Michal Horáček. The three of them released two albums in partnership: "Mohlo By Tu Být i Líp" (2000) and "Strážce Plamene” (2006). From this second album came the notable single "První Noc v Novém Byté" - a duet with renowned Czech folk musician Jaromír Nohavica.

In 2002, Jana released her third album "Pelikán". Lacking some of the upfront pop potential of the previous album it was not well received by the record label. However it is a good example of Jana's focused commitment to the self-determination of her career. One where music has always come first, before fame or financial reward. Sure enough, Pelikán became the peoples favourite – and an album that many to this day rate as one of her best. After the release of fourth album "Veci čo sa dejú" in 2004, Jana was again awarded "Singer of the Year" from the Slovak Music Academy. The track "Na Čiernom Koni" also won "Best Song of the Year" and the associated video, directed by Ondrej Rudavský, picked up "Best Music Video of the Year".

200509

In 2005, following the desires of Universal to launch her internationally, Jana moved to London to record an English Language CD "Shine" with producer Ross Cullum (Tears for Fears, Enya, T. Amos, B. Ferry).

It proved a somewhat arduous affair, the album not finding release until 2007, though Jana reminisces in a positive light, quote; "it is only by leaving your home country for a considerable amount of time that you start to understand it". A sentiment echoed by many a traveller.

2009 saw the release of the film "Pokoj v duši" directed by Vlado Balko. Jana was asked to compose and record the theme tune. It has become one of Jana's most played and enjoyed hits, winning the somewhat absurd accolade "The Song of the Decade" as voted for by the listeners of leading Slovak radio station Expres.

2010

In 2010 Jana released her sixth album - and her last under Universal Music - "Krajina Rovina". The album marked another sea change in her musical direction and the first with British producer Eddie Stevens. "A step into the unknown" it has been dubbed, Krajina Rovina hovers near, to some, masterpiece status, it's acoustic/electric/electronic hybrid pastoral sounds and landscapes reflecting a clear and honest lyrical reverie on the land of her home. Perhaps the final fruition of her London experience summarised above.

201314

Jana and Eddie's collaboration continues to this day with the two part project, "Moruša". Part 1, "Biela," was released in November 2013, Part 2, "Čierna," on the 27th October, 2014. Based around a two week recording at Czech Republic's Sono Studios, Moruša was written as a musical adventure through time – one based firmly in Central Europe. It hopes to reflect the region's musical pedigree and offer a future possible direction.

The concept has been realised by a mixture of top Slovak, Czech, and British musicians, who combined under Eddie's direction and Jana's unique vision, drive forward a sense of adventure, of journey, in often mysterious and unexpected ways. The Moruša project plots the ever expanding topography of Jana's musical vocabulary, and represents the latest stage of a career which continues to twist and turn unexpectedly. All said and done, though, even by the most modest appraisal, it's a career that has played a significant part in the Slovakian artistic achievements of of our time. And long may she continue.

2015

In 2015, Jana took a short break from recording and live activities in order to devote more time to her family. In the meantime, her album Moruša: Čierna continued to reap success on her home soil as well as in the Czech republic, peaked by the Slovak Radio_Head Award for the best album of 2014 in the Critics' choice category. At that time, Jana was already contemplating the idea of a remixed album which would link the Moruša project firmly together. In reality, this meant hundreds of emails, months of work and approaching a host of up and coming producers from all over Europe. Her effort was translated into Moruša: Remixed, a 12 track album released in autumn 2015 with contributions of 20 remixers from Central European region. The release was supported by unique concert program in eight Slovak towns.

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General enquiries and
international bookings

info@janakirschner.com

Live Booking

Linda Vallová

linda@janakirschner.com

+421 905 729 436

Slnko Records

sina@slnkorecords.sk

PR (CZ)

Nadia Koronovská

nadia.koronovska@brainzone.cz

PR (SK)

Alexander Čerevka

alexander.cerevka@gmail.com