Jerguš Oravec is working on two singles with Ivan Tásler

Jerguš Oravec is a young Slovakian musician, who has just lately won the jury and audience awards on Blues Aperitiv 2012, which is being held in Šumperk. He will therefore play on the international blues festival Blues Alive in November 2012. In the interview he gave to Novy Populár, Jerguš spoke about his beginnings as a musician, but also talked about his plans, which include cooperation with Ivan Tásler, the frontman of IMT Smile.
„After I’ve seen the concert of B.B. King in Prague, I realized that music is something you have to have inside of you. You cannot learn it – you either have it, or you don’t. However, I’ve always struggled with the fact, that I’ve been making depressive songs. That was one of the reasons why I contacted Ivan,” said Jerguš in the interview.
“Ivan is a person, who has a good taste of music and knows what Slovaks want. We are working on two singles at the moment and I am really looking forward to their completion. The plan is to combine blues with pop and electronic music. The important thing is, that it should be stylish and sexy,” he added.
Besides that, Jerguš just released his live DVD, which includes live footage from his concert in the Blue Note jazz club. The setlist featured songs of this 23 year old musician, as well as pieces from people like B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Peter Lipa. The same program was played at the christening of the DVD in KC Dunaj with Erich ‘Boboš’ Procházka as a special guest on the finger-glass.

1995-2001: piano studies on ZUŠ Trenčín (first cycle graduate)
2004-2008: High School of arts, Trenčín (graphics)
2009-2011: aborted studies on Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava (musicology)
2008: album release with the Next Page band (christening at the Piano Club in Trenčín by Pavol Hammel and Prúdy)
2008: jam sessions in the USA (Washington, New York)
2009: summer festivals Orange Music Summer and Žákovic Open
autumn 2009: Next Page changes from trio to quintet (piano and saxophone added), Jerguš Oravec still the leader of the band
2010: Next Page releases a blues DVD and CD Live at Blue Note, which was released again in the year 2011 on iTunes Store under the name Jerguš Oravec: Just One Night
2009-2011: many solo club concerts in Slovakia and the Czech republic
2011: participation in Česko-Slovenská SuperStar (Top 16)
2011: Jerguš Oravec Trio (3JO)
winter 2011: the release of the Christmas single and video clip – Vianočný vinš
2011-2012: 3JO – concerts in Slovakia and the Czech republic
2012: release of the live DVD Jerguš Oravec Trio: Still Learning, the jury and audience awards on the prestigious happening Blues Aperitiv including bands from Poland, Czech republic and Slovakia, which is held in Šumperk (Czech republic), invitation to the international blues festival Blues Alive (3JO)