Nový Jičín, Czech Republic
Petr Brandejs has been voted Banjo Player of the Year three times in the Czech Republic. He now performs with the traditional Czech band Bluegrass Cwrkot, his own Petr Brandejs Band and blues-oriented local band Klika NJ Blues. He has produced three banjo instruction books (incl. recordings) in Czech and a Czech jamming DVD. Since 1995 Petr has organized over 50 workshops and taught in Norway, Slovenia, and Slovakia. He is a co-author of a bluegrass music program for kindergartens. He is also a chairman of the Czech Bluegrass Music Association.