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  • Atom String Quartet, photo: Zosia Zija i Jacek Pioro (

    Atom String Quartet was founded in 2010 by four musicians: Dawid Lubowicz, Mateusz Smoczyński, Michał Zaborski and Krzysztof Lenczowski. Surprisingly for a string quartet, instead of playing pieces from the repertoire of classical chamber music, Atom String Quartet chose to play jazz. Read more about: Atom String Quartet

  • Monika Borzym, photo: Zosia Zija i Jacek Pióro

    Monika Borzym could be a representative of the youngest generation of Polish jazz vocalists. A list of her collaborations is impressive, considering the fact Borzym is only 24 at the moment: John Scofield, Steve Cardenas, Larry Campbell, Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen, Seamus Blake... And this is just the top part of this list. Read more about: Monika Borzym

  • Piotr Damasiewicz, photo: A. Olechnowski

    A composer, trumpeter, multiinstrumentalist. He reaches to the language of jazz, moving towards free jazz ideas, through European classical music, all the way to the achievements of modern music, including European improvised music, sound art, electro acoustic improvisation and experimental music. Read more about: Piotr Damasiewicz

  • Anna Maria Jopek, photo: Marcin Kydryński

    A vocalist, pianist, keyboards player, composer, author of song lyrics and producer. In 2002 she recorded CD Upojenie with the world famous American guitarist Pat Metheny. Read more about: Anna Maria Jopek

  • Marcin Masecki, photo Jan Bebel.

    Pianist, composer and producer whose style oscillates between jazz, classical and experimental music. Read more about: Marcin Masecki

  • Leszek Możdżer, photo: Kamil Gozdan

    Pianist, composer and arranger; he is one of the most famous jazz musicians in Poland. Read more about: Leszek Możdżer

  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio, photo: © Tomasz Sikora / ECM Records

    The trio is one of the brightest stars of the Polish jazz scene, recognised for their unique talent in blending tradition with contemporary sound. Read more about: Marcin Wasilewski Trio

  • Maciej Obara, photo: Piotr Dłubak

    Polish saxophonist and composer Maciej Obara burst onto the international jazz scene. In 2008 he toured Poland with US saxophonist Antoine Roney and was also recommended by Manfred Eicher (ECM) to Tomasz Stanko, which resulted in their fruitful collaboration. Read more about: Maciej Obara

  • Power of the Horns, photo: band's promotional materials

    'Reviving the spirit of African folk music, showing the indigenous inspirations, immersing in the primal percussive groove' – that's how the aims of the improvising jazz orchestra were described by its leader and founder, the trumpeter and composer Piotr Damasiewicz. Read more about: Power of the Horns

  • Kuba Więcek, photo: Filip Błażejowski/Warner Music/promotional materials

    Saxophonist and composer performing with the top artists of world jazz. His album Another Raindrop, recorded in a trio with Michał Barański and Łukasz Żyta, was released in the prestigious Polish Jazz series. Więcek is the first debutant in this edition since 28 years and the youngest one in its history. Read more about: Kuba Więcek