“You are so young and play so great. I hate you!” nobody other than saxophonist David Sanborn honored Jan Prax after his concert on the big stage of the ‘Leverkusener Jazztage’. Concerts together with stars like David Sanborn, Randy Brecker, Riccardo del Frà and others followed.
Through its fresh and pulsating sound the Jan Prax Quartet round the exceptional saxophonist is said to be “one of the most promising newcomers of jazz” (UK Vibe).
The award-winning band, winning both national and international awards (e.g., “Made in New York Jazz Competition”), combines traditional as well as modern elements of jazz and groove music with joy and passion including an own style. Inspired by the timeless depth of American jazz-legends their own compositions display a powerful commitment to the jazz of that time.
“Keepin’ A Style Alive” (ACT music) is their debut album. It has been nominated for the award of the German record critics and has been included in the “Top 20 – Best Jazz Albums of 2015” by the magazine UK Vibe.
Jazzàblanca Festival Casablanca ( Morocco), Lotos Jazz Festival (Poland), Leverkusener Jazztage, Rheingau Jazz Festival , Jazz Open Stuttgart, Augsburger Jazzsommer, NUE Jazz Festival Nürnberg, Jazz Rallye Düsseldorf, Jazztage Görlitz, Jazztage Ilmenau, Big Sounds Festival Böblingen, Kemptener Jazzfrühling, Stoffel Festival Frankfurt, International Jazz Festival Prague, Kraichtaler Jazztage, Jazztage Backnang, Made in New York Jazz Gala (USA), Klangfestival München, a.o.
Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf , Jazzclub Singen, A-Trane Berlin, Reduta Jazz Club Prague, Jazztage Bad Kreuznach, Birdseye Basel, Capitol Mannheim, Birdland Hamburg, Jazzclub Karlsruhe, Jazzstudio Nürnberg, B-flat Berlin