Arthur Hnatek & DKSJ Allstars

Swissman in New York

Arthur Hnatek (pronounced Na-tek), drummer/composer/electronica artist, is a 25 years old swiss born, award winner, multi-instrumentalist musician, probably performing near you soon. He holds a bachelor degree from the New School for Jazz in New York City, where he studied with musicians among Kirk Nurock, Timothy Andres, John Hollenbeck, Robert Sadin, Jim Black, Nate Wood and Mark Guiliana.

He has travelled all around the world performing in festivals among The Montreux Jazz Festival (CH), La Cite de La Musique (Paris,FR), Festival de Vienne (FR), Festival Jazz de Marciac (FR), North Sea Jazz Festival (NLD), Montreal Jazz Festival (CA), the London Jazz Festival (ENG), The Cotton Club of Tokyo (JP), Yoshi’s in Oakland (USA) or the Reykjavik Jazz Festival (IS).

Arthur has won twice, in 2006 and 2007, the swiss drum contest held in Altishofen, (CH), in front of 170 other participants. At age 16, he was granted a scholarship to study at the Drummer’s Collective in New York for a summer semester.

On the side of his work as a leader, with The Arthur Hnatek Trio or Melismetiq, Arthur is an active sideman performing in a variety of styles. He has been seen performing with Tigran Hamasyan Trio or Quintet, Erik Truffaz Quartet, Dan Tepfer Trio, Sophie Hunger, John Patitucci, Guillaume Perret, Franky Rousseau Big Band, Nate Wood Band, Camila Meza, Vincent Ruiz and John Aram Quintet just to name a few.

Arthur also represented Switzerland at the Yamaha Groove All-Stars in 2008, among drummers such as John JR Robinson or Wolfgang Haffner.

Dieses Orchester bringt Jazzstudierende aller Schweizer Musikhochschulen zusammen. Geleitet wird das Projekt vom heute in New York lebenden Schweizer Musiker Arthur Hnatek.

Yumi Ito (voc), Nicola Habegger (tp, flh), Tarek Beswick (frh), Tapiwa Svosve (s), Benjamin Knecht (s, cl), Sebastian Bättig (g), Jonathan Salvi (vib), Victor Darmon (vl), Andrew Audiger (p,keyb), James Krütli (b)