Alfredo Rodriguez, photo: press materialsThe 16th edition of the festival presents a star-studded program of jazz performances from international greats, including Włodek Pawlik, Alfredo Rodriguez and American saxophonist Grace Kelly
The 16th International Open Air Festival - Jazz at the Old Town Square is one of the most largest and most popular jazz festivals in Poland and Europe. After more than 15 years on the jazz music scene, each edition gathers about 40 000 jazz fans. Each summer, it presents major local and international jazz greats all summer long at no charge.
According to Krzysztof Wojciechowski and Iwona Strzelczyk-Wojciechowska of Jazz Art Foundation, organisers of the festival,
"This years edition of the festival will be very exciting and interesting. Various stars, premiere events and great concerts will be presented throughout the summer in Warsaw. Traditionally the style of the festival will be varied from Latin jazz and flamenco-jazz, mainstream, world-ethno music to soul, R & B and modern jazz. There will be premiere performances of musicians from the USA. We especially recommend young jazz stars - Cuban pianist (and Quincy Jones' protégé) Alfredo Rodriguez and Grace Kelly - the American saxophonist called the princess of jazz. The concert by Yaron Herman, called a magician of the piano and Sergio Pamies, Spanish flamenco - jazz master, will also be very special".There are nine concerts planned for this year's edition, many of them inspired by the music of Chopin in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.
- July 3 - Quincy Jones "Presents" The Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
- July 10 - Nippy Noya & The Globetrotters
- July 17 - Grace Kelly Quintet
- July 24 - Robin McKelle Quartet
- July 31 - Andrzej Jagodziński Trio, Chopin and Jazz
- August 7 - Marcin Wasilewski Trio
- August 14 - Yaron Herman Trio
- August 21 - Włodek Pawlik Quartet, Rewers
- August 28 - Sergio Pamies Quintet, Flamenco Jazz Project
Organised by: Foundation Jazz Art
Festival Director: Krzysztof Wojciechowski
Honorary Patronage: Minister of Culture and National Heritage - Bogdan Zdrojewski and Mayor of Warsaw - Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz
Media Patronage: TVP2, TVP INFO, Gazeta Wyborcza, Radio Tok Fm, WarsawVoice, Przeglad, The Visitor, Stolica, Stroer Infoscreen, PAP
For more information and full programme, see: www.jazznastarowce.pl.