Born in Pardubice on 10th July 1994.

He got the first experience with music in Chrudim, where he played in local big bands in the region. In 2013, he came to Prague to study

at Jaroslav Jezek Conservatory in the class of Premysl Tomsicek and Stepan Janousek.

At that time he began to appear on the Prague

jazz scene playing in big bands like Czech Radio Big Band Gustav Brom, Concept Art Orchestra, Big Band of JJ Conservatory led by Milan Svoboda and others.

In January 2015, he participated in recording an album with Concept Art Orchestra which was awarded the Best Jazz Album of the Year 2015 by the Czech Radio. It also won a Czech music award called 'Andel' for the best jazz album of the year.

In 2016, he is starting to study at the JAMU Jazz Academy in Brno in the class of Jan Jirucha. In July 2016 he was part of the Visegrad Jazz Orchestra which brings together the best musicians of four nations (CZE,SVK,HUN,PL). 

In November 2016 was nominated by Czech Radio to took a part in Euro Radio Jazz Orchestra, as a leader of trombone section, this year led by Tommy Smith in Scotland. 

In 2018 study in Amsterdam, Netherlands on the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam work with a people like - Nils Wogram, Bart Van Lier, Bert Boeren, Ilja Reijngoud, Johan Plomp, Robin Eubanks, Bob Mintzer.

In 2019 made an audition to the JMI JAZZ WORLD ORCHESTRA, as a leader of trombone section, the band was led by trombone player Luis Bonilla. Band consist players from all over the world. 

Played with: 

Bob Mintzer, Luis Bonilla,Ben Wendel, Miroslav Vitouš, Ed Partyka, Bart van Lier, David Doružka, Guillermo Klein, Andy Middleton, Tommy Smith, Niels Klein, Roberto Gatto, Jorge Vistel, Kevin Mahogany, Jumaane Smith, Klemens Marktl, Grzegorz Nagórski, Kornel-Fekete Kovacs, Matúš Jakabcic, Jiri Slavik, Luboš Soukup, Karel Ruzicka JR., Karel Ruzicka, Štepán Markovic, Laura Winkler, Andy Schofield, Marcel Bárta, Miroslav Hloucal, Ondrej Štverácek, Oskar Törok, Tomáš Baroš, Lukáš Oravec, Milan Svoboda, Uwe Plath, and many others... 

Richard Šanda (1994)
2013 - 2016 Jaroslav Jezek Conservatory in Prague
2016 - at present JAMU Jazz Academy in Brno

2018 - Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Currently playing with:

Concept Art Orchestra

Gustav Brom - Czech Radio Big Band

Jazz Dock Orchestra


Jan Andr & The Track Inspection

Mezcla Orquesta

Matúš Jakabcic CZ / SK Big Band

Andy Schofield Group

Occasionally playing with:

Bucinatores Orchestra

Prague Big Band led by Milan Svoboda

Petr Kalfus Sextet

Points Septet

Visegrad Jazz Orchestra

Dan Bárta & Illustratosphere

Big Band Theory

KYX Orchestra & Blue Effect

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