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Miroslav Vitouš

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12/06/1947
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Years Active: 
1960's-present
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Born in Prague, he began the violin at age six, piano at age ten and bass at fourteen. As a young man in Europe, Vitouš was a competitive swimmer. One of his early music groups was the Junior Trio with his brother Alan on drums and fellow Czech luminary-to-be Jan Hammer on keyboards. He studied music at the Prague Conservatory (under František Pošta), subsequently winning an international music contest in Vienna, earning him a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is a founding member of Weather Report.