10th International Festival "The Old and the Young, or Jazz in Krakow"

The main idea of the MIEDZYNARODOWY FESTIWAL "STARZY I MLODZI CZYLI JAZZ W KRAKOWIE" / "THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, OR JAZZ IN KRAKOW" INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is group music making. "The Old" refers to jazz stars and music teachers; "the Young" on the other hand are students of jazz schools from all parts of the world. This Krakow event provides young jazz musicians the opportunity to confront masters of the art form. It also helps musicians to forge new musical contacts and encourages joint projects involving artistically inclined youth. Direct confrontation of students and masters takes place during long, nighttime jam sessions.

During this 10th anniversary edition of "THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, OR JAZZ IN KRAKOW," members of the public will have an opportunity to hear stylistically varied jazz. The theme of this year's festival is "Sources of Inspiration," and alongside rhythms of the Argentine Tango, audiences will hear samples of Italian jazz, elements of Romany music (that to this day appear in French jazz violin) and Balkan influences. The line-up will also include performers inspired by classical music and free jazz artists.

One of the great jazz acts scheduled to appear at the festival is the Trio of Dino Saluzzi, a virtuoso of the bandoneon and the world's biggest star of so-called "nuevo tango" (new tango). Although it derives from a popular dance, his music clearly represents a completely new quality. Following the death of Astor Piazzoli in 1992, Dino Saluzzi effectively took this artist's place. Saluzzi, who is over seventy years old today, is a true ambassador of Argentine music throughout the world. He has been working with outstanding musicians specializing in jazz and world music for many years and remains one of the most important recording artists of the prestigious ECM record label.

His last album was titled "Responsorium" and consists of compositions that are highly expressive, deeply and candidly emotional, characteristically Latino in mood yet simultaneously filled with the tension of jazz. On the album, Saluzzi is accompanied by his guitarist son, José Mario Saluzzi, as well as by outstanding bassist Palle Danielsson.

Another special event will be "Wloski Jazz w Krakowie" / "Italian Jazz in Krakow" - a concert featuring Enrico Rava and Stefano Bollani. Enrico Rava, a leading Italian jazz trumpeter, is the creator of this project, inviting Stefano Bollani, a young pianist and winner of many jazz competitions, to participate. In spite of his youth, Bollani's mature and original style has allowed him to work with some of the world's great jazz personalities, including Pat Metheny, Phil Woods and Kenny Wheeler. This will be these artists' only appearance in Poland.

This year this Krakow jazz festival will also feature a number of young artists from France, Austria, Ukraine and Poland, among them, seventeen-year-old pianist Mateusz Kolakowski, considered the "great hope of Polish jazz."

Organizer: Stowarzyszenie Artystyczno-Edukacyjne JAZZOWY KRAKOW
tel./fax (+48 12) 268 16 91, 0-602 11 41 30

Krakowska Szkola Jazzu i Muzyki Rozrywkowej
tel./fax (+48 12) 653 24 07, 0-602 423 065
www.jazz.krakow.pl

Information: Dyrektor Artystyczny Grzegorz Motyka
tel./fax (+48 12) 268 16 91, 0-600 82 72 55, 602 423 065


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