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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”!

Relay Recording

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.

Dana Rose Studio

Performing with venerable NYC bassist Juini Booth, NYC pianist Benito Gonzalez, New Orleans trumpeter Marlon Jordan, Columbus tenor saxophonist Edwin Bayard, Columbus drummer par excellence Dr. Mark Lomax II on Saturday evening, November 4 at the new Dana Rose Art Studio in Columbus, OH.

Twins Gig in Washington D.C.

A spiritual performance with D.C. drummer Nasar Abadey, bassist Tarus Mateen, and NYC pianist Benito Gonzalez on October 11, 2017 @ Twins Jazz Club in Washington, D.C.

NuBlu Jazz in NYC

The Jack Novotny Quartet will follow up the Small’s Jazz Club gig on Saturday evening, August 12th with a performance at NuBlu in NYC starting at midnight and 2:00 a.m.

Small’s Jazz Club NYC

THE JACK NOVOTNY QUARTET will be performing the music of “The Many and The Few” on Saturday evening, August 12th @ Small’s Jazz Club in NYC starting @ 7:30 pm


My most current recording occurred this past January 9-13-17 at Audio Recording in Bentleyville, OH.  It is called “The Many and The Few”.  It is composed of an original 4 song suite in tribute to John Coltrane’s “Love Supreme”.  The artists that  performed on the recording are bassist Juini Booth, pianist Benito Gonzalez, and drummer Mark […]

Nebulosity CD Release

A previously released recording from 2015 called “NEBULOSITY” in tribute to Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, and Charles Mingus is readily available for sale!  It features the tenor saxophone work of Edwin Bayard, tenor/soprano saxophone of Jack Novotny, bassist Dean Hullet, and drummer Dr. Mark Lomax II.  All six songs were composed by Jack Novotny.

Music for Two Horns, Bass & Drums

My new CD called “NEBULOSITY” has been mixed/mastered and under production. Engineered by Tom Baker and recorded with Mark Lomax II -drums, Eddie Bayard – Tenor Saxophone and Dean Hulett-Acoustic Bass Kind of reminds me of the 1972 “Live At The Lighthouse” recording with Elvin Jones, Dave Liebman, Steve Grossman, & Gene Perla.

Mark Lomax Trio + One

New recording project in the works performing with the scintillating Mark Lomax Trio!!!  The group consists of Eddie Bayard on saxophone, Dean Hullet on acoustic bass and Mark on drum kit.  I composed six (6) tunes specifically for the Trio and my horn.  Inspired by the 1972 “Live at The Lighthouse” recording of Elvin Jones, […]