Currently composing a five movement suite honoring the historic and inspirational life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The vision is to record and perform this musical suite in the legendary Ebeneezer Baptist Church where Dr. King preached. I composed it as a unity piece for nation healing.
The Jack Novotny Quartet featuring Ronzo Smith on vibes/marimba, Jordan McBride on double bass, Pedro Dell on drum kit/percussion, and Jack on tenor & soprano saxophone, flute, and bass clarinet performed at The Music Emporium in Cleveland, OH. on Friday, August 10, 2018.
The Jack Novotny Sextet performed at the 2nd Annual Dana Rose Gallery on Saturday, October 20, 2018 paying tribute to women whom have been liberated from the sex trade enslavement, supported by Dana Novotny. This year’s theme was entitled “She Has A Name”.
The Jack Novotny Sextet performed at Cleveland’s NightTown Jazz on Friday, August 31, 2018. The ensemble featured bassist Essiet Essiet, pianist Benito Gonzalez, drummer Dr. Mark Lomax II, tenor man Edwin Bayard and trumpeter Marlon Jordan
“THE JACK NOVOTNY SEXTET” will be performing Friday, July 27th and Saturday July 28th at “Good Times Jazz Bar” in Savannah, GA.
“THE JACK NOVOTNY SEXTET” will be performing on Thursday, July 12th at An die Musik in Baltimore, MD @ 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm. A guest appearance by drummer Nasar Abadey along with bassist Juini Booth and pianist Benito Gonzalez.
THE JACK NOVOTNY SEXTET will be performing @ Andie Musik in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, July 12th, 2018,
THE JACK NOVOTNY SEXTET will be performing Sunday evening, May 27th, 2018 @ TWINS JAZZ CLUB in Washington, D.C.
On Thursday, December 14, 2017 “The Jack Novotny Trio” recorded 8 original compositions of Novotny’s @ 836 Hoover Place in Cleveland, OH. The Trio consisted of bassist Jordan McBride, drummer Ronzo Smith, and Novotny on tenor & soprano saxophone. The recording is called “Trio Theophany”!
On Saturday,November 4, 2017 “The Jack Novotny Quintet” consisting of bassist Juini Booth, drummer Dr. Mark Lomax II, trumpeter Marlon Jordan, and tenor saxophonist Edwin Bayard recorded 5 original compositions by tenor/soprano saxophonist Jack Novotny @ Relay Recording in Columbus, OH.