ZABELOV GROUP (Czech Republic/Belarus)

“It is jazz, and it is not jazz. It is modernism, but full of tradition at the same time. It is a semi-improvised, complex musical structure that swirls with a perfectionistic care about every sound and every detail.” BEEHYPE


A broad take on jazz, a fascination with rhythmic sequences, and abstract vocals: Zabelov Group is the musical dialogue between Roman Zabelov, accordionist, and Jan Šikl, multi-instrumentalist. Their original acoustic puritanism gradually transformed into complex cinematic music accompanied by samples and acoustic instruments enhanced by electronics. Zabelov Group’s musical endeavour is permeated by the effort to maintain live contact with the instrument but provide the entire spectrum of club sounds while performing as a duo. They released a must-hear album titled “Eg” on Minority Records in October.


Supported by INES – Innovation Network of European Showcases.