Frantasmagoria is a jazz quartet featuring saxophone, drums, double bass and electric guitar.
The music is inspired by great jazz composers including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus but the first and biggest influence is the music of Thelonious Monk. We believe Monk created some of the coolest music forever inspiring and contemporary.
Our unique interpretation and spontaneous energy brings often unexpected and exciting flavours of latin, funk and even tango.
Adaptogenic jazz, Monk to funk.
Like a flight in hot air balloon the invisible forces of music unpredictably moving through the bleak dystopian landscape towards the fantastic mirage world near the edge of atmosphere.
The idea of the band was taking shape and form on the streets, cafes, bars, parties and festivals in UK and Europe.
Previous musical influences shaped by the underground movement of music and arts in Prague and in Moravia in opposition to the totalitarian regime of former Czechoslovakia.
Later taking part of avant-garde collective Vitamin b12 in Brighton which pioneered a unique form of free improvisation music scene in early years 2000.