Inspired by Jaroslav Hašek’s masterful idiot, klezmer band Švejk saunters in all directions at once. Psychedelic textures and haunting melodies, hopscotch grooves and harmolodic explorations – taking traditional jewish, balkan, and gypsy tunes and pickling them in a rare mix of psychedelia, progressive folk rock, jazz, and Indian concepts, Švejk refreshes the parts other klezmorim can’t reach.

Geïnspireerd door Jaroslav Hašeks geniale dwaas wandelt klezmerband Švejk in alle richtingen tegelijk. Psychedelische sferen en snijdende melodieën, hinkstapsprong grooves en harmolodische verkenningen – met traditionele joodse, zigeuner-, en balkanmuziek gemarineerd in een rauwe mix van folkrock, jazz, en Indiase ideeën verfrist Švejk de plekken waar andere klezmorim niet bij kunnen.

Dolan Jones – violin
Michael Stratz – double bass
Robbert van Hulzen – drums

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Švejk used to be known as trepid, and under that name played with Marko Bonarius on bass.

upcoming shows

no upcoming shows at the moment

švejk at home of art, amsterdam, on 18 oct 2015 (part 1)
video by jenna rutanen

more videos below

past shows

Date City Venue
12 March 2016 11:45pm spinhuis, švejk in amsterdam
Address: multatulibrug
12 March 2016 8:30pm crea, švejk in amsterdam
5 March 2016 8:30pm posthoornkerk, švejk in amsterdam
21 February 2016 4:00pm noorderlicht, švejk in amsterdam
Address: ndsm
28 January 2016 3:00pm ljg amsterdam, švejk in amsterdam
Address: zuidelijke wandelweg 41
11 December 2015 7:00pm reypenaer, švejk in amsterdam
29 November 2015 3:00pm lavant, švejk in amsterdam
18 October 2015 8:00pm home of art, švejk in amsterdam
Address: van baerlestraat 39
also at home of art: exhibition by mariana oliveira
3 October 2015 10:00pm tolhuistuin, švejk in amsterdam
part of the read my world festival
1 October 2015 8:00pm mr bean, švejk in amsterdam
Address: ceintuurbaan
19 April 2015 3:00pm museumplein, švejk in amsterdam
4 April 2015 11:30pm mezrab, švejk in amsterdam
grand opening of the new mezrab upstairs, also with bamoné, dj mps pilot, and dj jairzinho. see for more info http://mezrab.nl/events/the-grand-opening/
22 February 2015 4:00pm kapitein zeppos, švejk in amsterdam
3 October 2014 9:00pm magnetico, švejk in amsterdam
Address: s114
26 September 2014 11:30pm occii, švejk in amsterdam
Address: amstelveenseweg

mahalagasca by švejk
filmed by deniz buga, edited by robbert van hulzen

švejk at home of art, amsterdam, on 18 oct 2015 (part 2)
video by jenna rutanen

3 3 2 2 by trepid (now known as švejk)

trepid @ occii, amsterdam, 26 sept 2014. photos by martine van leeuwen

… and for all those who want more, here are some other / earlier collaborations…



… and here are some more groups that inspire our sound

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