Brno-based musician Dáša Ubrová is now the editor of the book Jazzová mise Jaromíra Hniličky (Jaromír Hnilicka’s Jazz Mission), seeking support on Hithit for its printing. The book traces the journey of an exceptional musician, composer, arranger, and teacher whose professional life is closely linked to Brno.
Dáša Ubrová describes the path to the book’s creation: “It was actually the work of the Brno photographer Jiří Víšek, who is unfortunately no longer with us and didn’t see the result. He approached me after having read a book about Milan Kašub “Když struny života zní“ (published by SURSUM), which I edited, because he thought the book was good. We went for a glass of red wine, and he showed me a great photograph which he immediately gave me to use if I ever decided to start a book about Jaromír Hnilička. Now it’s the book’s cover photo. I hesitated for a while,, with good reason. In 2022, when Mr. Hnilička would have turned 90, Mojda Bártek, with whom I have a cheerful, friendly, and musical relationship, is celebrating his 80th birthday. As luck would have it, my friends Hedvika Šlápotová and Aleš Křenek started the book about Mojda, I contributed only a short text, and Josef Buchta organized a birthday concert for Mojda at the SONO Music Club in Brno. It was decided! So I started to gather information about Jaromír Hnilička.”
You can support the book financially here.