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Thu. November 16th 2017
Wes Carroll Confabulation, Wes Carroll, Cyril Lojda, Trav Short, Dakota Hoeppner, Andrew GreenwoodHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Thu. August 10th 2017
Wes Plays Wes: Tribute to Wes Montgomery Tony Genge, Cyril Lojda, Trav Short, Wes CarrollHermann's Jazz Club (All Ages)
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Tue. June 27th 2017
Wes Carroll Confabulation at JazzFest Wes Carroll, Andrew Greenwood, Dakota Hoeppner, Cyril Lojda, Trav ShortCentennial Square (All Ages)
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Fri. June 23rd 2017
Wes Carroll Trio Travis Short, Cyril Lojda, Wes Carroll @  Empress Hotel (All Ages)
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Cyril Lojda

Confirmed: Oct. 26, 2017

Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, R&B, Blues from Victoria BC

Cyril Lojda was born in Carlsbad, a spa city in western Bohemia, the Czech Republic. At the age of eighteen he fell in love with Jazz and started to play drums.
In 2009 he studied at Music Conservatory of Jaroslav Jezek in Prague (KJJ) and was part of Milan Svoboda USP big band and also small jazz group called Fanfan Tulipan. This group became the winner of the International competition Jazz Prix in November 2010 and opened for Trilok Gurtu, Ploctones and Mikromusic.
In May 2012 he started to study drum set performance with Terri Lyne Carrington, Neal Smith and other great drummers at Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he performed with his own project called Different Levels of the Devils, presenting his original compositions and arrangements.
In August 2013 he decided to move to Victoria BC and complete his Degree in Jazz at the Vancouver Island University (VIU), Nanaimo, BC, Canada. He is a part of the VIU big band and performing at local venues as a freelancing musician.
He had graduated from this program in May 2015 with the Diploma in Jazz Studies. While studying at this institution he had the opportunity to work with the greatest Jazz musicians based in Victoria, including Pablo Cardenas, Sean Drabitt, Tom Vickery and Maureen Washington. In May 2015 I played the drums for rock musical Rent successfully presented by Schmooze Productions in Harbor City Theatre, Nanaimo BC. In February 2015 I joined jazz quintet called Wes Carroll Confabulation. With this group he performed at TD Victoria International JazzFest 2015.

Cyril Lojda is available for paid gigs, serious projects and drum lessons.

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In this Video Artist(s) Cyril Lojda, Wes Carroll, Sean Drabitt, Miguelito Valdes, Patrick Courtin Resource(s): Drumwave Music School
Posted: Oct. 26, 2017
Wave - Victoria International Jazz Festival July 2015
In this Video Artist(s) Iain Duncan, mitchell green, Cyril Lojda, Tim Croft Resource(s): Jazz Fest, Victoria Jazz Society
Posted: Jul. 13, 2016
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise - Victoria International Jazz...
In this Video Artist(s) Iain Duncan, mitchell green, Cyril Lojda, Tim Croft Resource(s): Victoria Jazz Society, Jazz Fest
Posted: Jul. 13, 2016
The Girl From Ipanema - Victoria International Jazz Festival...
In this Video Artist(s) Iain Duncan, Tim Croft, Cyril Lojda, mitchell green, Kristina Helene Resource(s): Victoria Jazz Society, Jazz Fest
Posted: Jul. 13, 2016
Samba de Uma Nota Só - Victoria International Jazz Festival...
In this Video Artist(s) Iain Duncan, mitchell green, Tim Croft, Cyril Lojda Resource(s): Jazz Fest, Victoria Blues Society
Posted: Jul. 13, 2016 via livevictoria.com
Minor Storm Is Coming - Cyril Lojda at Red Room Cafe
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Posted: Jul. 22, 2015


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