School of Music
Professor, Jazz Studies
M.M., University of North Texas
B.M., University of North Texas
Pavel Wlosok, a Czech born American pianist, award winning composer, arranger and educator, received his classical education in piano performance and composition at the Conservatory of Music in Ostrava and Janacek Academy in Bmo, and earned bachelor and master degrees in jazz studies at the University of North Texas in Denton. Since August 2002, he has been professor in jazz, and Commercial and Electronic music at WCU.
While at UNT he served as pianist-composer for the One O’clock Lab Band and as solo pianist for the UNT Wind Symphony, touring with the ensemble in Europe and North America. In June 2007, WCU’s Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet performed Wlosok’s original commissioned piece “Five Miniatures for Brass Quintet” at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Pavel’s original compositions have been performed in the Americas, Europe and Japan, and he has been a frequent lecturer at international summer jazz camps in central Europe. He is the 2000 International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) Gil Evans Fellowship recipient and has performed and/or recorded with jazz greats Jeff Ballard, Bob Berg, Randy Brecker, Paul Bollenback, Dennis Dotson, John Ellis, Jon Faddis, Joel Frahm, Danny Gottlieb, Wycliffe Gordon, Sheila Jordan, Tim Hagans, Louis Hayes, Conrad Herwig, Denis Irwin, Ingrid Jensen, Victor Lewis, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Rick Margitza, Donny McCaslin, Dave Pietro, Paquito DeRivera, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Ed Soph, Bobby Watson, Kenny Wheeler and many more.
Pavel has had four Jazz albums released since 2012 on European label New Port Line: “Live At The Grey Eagle – Jubilee Suite” (2012) with John Riley on drums and Mike McGuirk on double-bass, “Czechmate” (2013) featuring Joel Frahm on tenor and soprano saxophones, “Alternate Reality” (2014) featuring Donny McCaslin on tenor saxophone, and “Smile Baby Smile” (2016) with guest guitarist Paul Bollenback. He has recorded two more albums (pending release in 2017) of “Storyteller” featuring Rick Margitza on tenor saxophone and “Respectfully Yours” - a solo jazz piano album paying homage to his favorite jazz composers. All of Pavel's records are available at online stores such as iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby as well as available for direct streaming via iTunes Music, Spotify, and Rhapsody.
Pavel and his wife Andrea, a classical pianist and piano teacher, live in Sylva, NC along with their three daughters.