Dávid Juraj Raši
Juraj Raši po absolvovaní konzervatória v BB pokračoval v štúdiu na prestížnej jazzovej akadémii v rakúskom Grázi - Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz. Pod vedením amerického pedagóga Univ.Prof. Curtis Howard sa venuje jazzovým bicím nástrojom; latino perkusiám s Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.art. Wolfgang Tozzi; a klasickým bicím nástrojom s Meinhart Günter. Štúdijne a hudobne je taktiež ovplyvnený osobnostami ako: Wayne Darling, Jorg Engels, Ed Neumeister, Renato Chicco, Olaf Polziehn a iní… krédom jeho práce je "Myseľ formuje realitu."
Juraj Raši had been brought up in music since his early childhood, seeing a musical example in his father. As a 5 year old he started to study cello. Studying at High School in Liptovský Mikuláš, he became fascinated by drums, which he started to study under leadership of Mgr. Peter Krško. His steps then followed to Conservatory of J.L. Bella in Banská Bystrica. Here he was greatly influenced by his teacher Mgr. Peter Solárik, both in classical music on mallet instruments and jazz music on drums. In 2007, Juraj went under leadership of another teacher - doc. István Szabó, a soloist of Debrecen Philharmonic and teacher at the famous Liszt Academy In this same year he won 1st prize at National Competition of Slovak Conservatories on the drums and 2nd prize on mallet instruments. A while later, under leadership of his both teachers, he founded a group of mallet instruments and drums called The Perculogy Ensemble and became one of the leaders of this ensemble. Since 2009 he has studied drums at the jazz department of the prestigious Graz University - Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, under leadership of American drummer Univ.Prof. Howard Curtis. He is also co-led by artists such as Meinhart Günter, Ed Neumeister, Wayne Darling, Jorg Engels, Wolfgang Tozzi and others... Juraj has participated in workshops of many distinguished artists, such as Bob Mintzer, Ed Shop, John Riley, Karolina Strassmayer, Drori Mondlak, Billy Hart, Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart etc… Alongside his studies, Juraj actively participates in many groups. As a sideman, he is often invited to jazz projects and has performed a lot of concerts both in Slovakia and abroad (Austria, Hungary, Germany, Croatia, Greece, France, Denmark, Bermuda...). Among his main influences, Juraj considers artists Elvin Jones, Philly Jo Jones, Jack DeJohnette, Jeff “Tain“ Watts, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Mozart, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and countless others. His main philosophical course is "Man becomes what he thinks about."