Ethno Jazz

Ľubomír Gašpar Cimbal Projekt



Ľubomír Gašpar Cimbal Project is a rapturous fusion of jazz and Slovak folklore

This authorial project of a dulcimer player Ľubomír Gašpar was based on invitations of his friends – musicians whose domain is jazz. By combining dulcimer and traditional jazz sets such as piano (Jakub Tököly), double bass (Peter “Kozmo” Korman) and drums (Kristián Kuruc), there comes a remarkable symbiosis and a unique sound. Together, they play not only original compositions and jazz adaptations of folk songs of different nations, but not surprisingly also jazz classics.

In 2016, they won the Czech competition called Mladí Ladí Jazz as well as two awards at the contest Newcomers to Slovak jazz. The debut album „The point of view“ (2017) is an author´s project of Ľubomír Gašpar that merge his musical paths.

Gašpar grew up around folk music, beeing a member of a musical dynasty. He studied classical music and was interested in jazz and world music. The debut album integrates these styles and genres from new perspective, where cimbalom is a central merging element.

Cimbalom, instrument mostly used in folk music is presented in a mind-blowing mastery and imagination, from new points of view, supported and by excellent jazz musicians. Their debut album „The point of view“ was awarded by Radio Head Award as Best World Music & Folk Album 2017.


cimbalom /Ľubomír Gašpar
piano /Jakub Tököly
double bass /Peter “Kozmo” Korman
drums/ Kristián Kuruc


The point of view (2018)


Radio_Head Award – Winner 2017, genre: World Music/Folk Album
Newcomers to Slovak Jazz 2016
International: Jazz Fruit Award (Prague, 2016)

„I was enchanted by this album. I felt there is a fire in that music and it is emotionally very intense. Technically the musicians were absolutely perfect.“
Katalin Szilárd, Hungarian Heritage House



ESPRIT · Ľubomír Gašpar Cimbal Project – The Point Of View


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