A core member of Radio Banska for the last few years, providing a solid foundation for its unique rhythmic intricacies. He is involved in many Bristol-based Latin projects (Camo Clave, Dockside Harbourside Orchestra, K’Chevere), and has appeared at Ronnie Scotts and the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Jon has studied with many masters of ethnic percussion traditions and has shared stages with British jazz and improv greats like Cleveland Watkiss, Steve Beresford, John Law and Orphy Robinson. He is involved in many ventures including his own King Kong Trio (Cuban jazz).
Newest member Mirek plays accordion and bandoneon. He has performed at WOMAD,
Cheltenham Jazz Festival, and with the Welsh National Opera. A composer and educator,
his music can be heard on many TV soundtracks.
Founder member of Radio Banska, along with violinist NinaTrott. For ten years he has written and arranged the band’s striking original material - melodic compositions with a Middle Eastern feel that give the project its unique character.He is also a versatile guitar player and teacher.
An original Radio Banska member, Tony is an intriguing
multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, didgeridoo, ukulele, charango, trumpet)
He has been involved with the project from the start, and as a sideline is also a respected choirmaster and backing vocalist.