Ondre J was born and raised in the Czech Republic. He started playing music at the age of 3 as a classical pianist, but soon turned to jazz and began to play the Hammond organ in his teens. While still in his teens, he had taken lessons from well respected organists in Europe (Mike Carr and Alberto Marsico) and US (Joey DeFrancesco, Sam Yahel, Pat Bianchi, Pastor Tyrone Holmes And Shedrick Mirchell). In 2007, he graduated from the Prague Post-Secondary Jazz College in Jazz History, Arranging, Harmony and Jazz Piano Performance. Ondre has performed with renowned jazz and RnB artists (Gregory Porter, Jason Marshall, Paul Bollenback, Nathaniel Townsley, Joel Frahm, Yvonne Sanchez, Christian Rover) at renowned venues all over the World (Symphony Space NYC, Bowery Ballroom NYC, Blues alley Washington DC, Sun-Set club Bei-Jing China, Blue Note Dresden Germany). His band has opened for Billy Cobham’s Culture mix on their EU tour and for The Robert Glasper Experiment). Ondre is a double recipient of a Grammy in his home-country and five other awards from abroad. He’s recorded five albums under his own name and appeared on twenty-nine as an accompanist. He currently lives, performs and records in New York City, works as a minister of music at Antioch Baptist Church in Harlem and as an organist for the gospel choir of Marble Collegiate Church on 5th avenue in Manhattan.