Czech pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger, band leader. Born May 28, 1918 in Prague, died November 2, 1973 in Prague (former Czechoslovakia). Member of Orchestr Gramoklubu
1935–1937, Orchestr Emila Ludvíka
and Hot Kvintet Emila Ludvíka
1940–1941, Karel Vlach Orchestra
1939 and 1943–1945, Ladislav Bezubka
orchestra 1962–1967. Considered one of the keymen of early Czech jazz.