The Jack Novotny Sextet
‘THE JACK NOVOTNY GROUP” is a synergistic collection of like-minded musicians whose primary purpose is to create spiritually inspired improvisational music for the enjoyment of the listener.
“JUINI” BOOTH – A world renowned bassist who has performed with jazz legends such as Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, and Sun Ra. Juini is the consummate bass savant and known to his peers as the foundation of every working ensemble he has performed with.
BENITO GONZALEZ – A dynamic, emerging pianist working out of NYC who has appeared and recorded with Kenny Garrett, Azar Lawrence, and Jeff “Tain” Watts. Benito leads his own Trio and is a leading in-demand pianist in the international jazz circuit.
DR. MARK LOMAX II – Lomax is a unique drummer in that not only does Mark drive a band, but his compositional background provides him with orchestration traits and sensitivities for ensemble interplay. Mark has toured with Delfayeo Marsalis and has been leading his own improvisational groups.
MARLON JORDAN – A creative trumpet player from New Orleans, LA, the son of avant-garde saxophonist Kidd Jordan, Marlon is a prestigious performer throughout the New Orleans region and brings a unique style that flows seamlessly in the ensemble.
EDWIN BAYARD – A powerful tenor and soprano saxophonist, Edwin has performed with such notable artists as Chicago trumpeter Phariz Whitted, and NYC drummer Ralph Peterson. Edwin is also a mainstay in many of Dr. Mark Lomax II’s groups.
JACK NOVOTNY – Multi-woodwind composer/performer, Jack has played with a variety of midwestern bands and did some recordings with the late pianist, Kenny Drew Jr. Novotny has composed many of the ensembles compositions. The group has recorded two of his latest recordings called “The Many and The Few” and “Counter Culture”.