The beginnings of the B-Side Band, a professional Brno big band led by the bandleader Josef Buchta, date back to 2006. Since its inception, the band has performed at prestigious social events, large festival stages (such as Smetana’s Litomyšl, Český Krumlov, Colors of Ostrava, Karlovy Vary), and in European musical centers (Vienna, Leipzig, Prague, Bratislava). It is a residential ensemble of the Groove Brno International Music Festival.
Their success has been accompanied by collaborations with leading foreign performers – the world-famous New York Voices vocal ensemble, the charming British vocal trio The Puppini Sisters, and a tour with the multiple Grammy-winning American singer Kurt Elling. The B-Side Band was a core ensemble in the internationally acclaimed staging of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS (2016 and 2018).