Jacek Kochan

The Pit Inn in Tokyo hosted a showcase of Polish jazz music, featuring avant-garde jazzists like SzaZa, Macio Moretti, Paweł Szamburski and more, accompanied as well by a renowned figures in the Japanese jazz scene

Kazuhisa Uchihashi is the project director who selected the Polish artists to headline the showcase. Uchihashi is an internationally-renowned improvisational guitarist, author, curator for the festival Beyond Innocence and, as well, musical director for the club The Bridge in Osaka.

Uchihashi invited nine Polish musicians from both Warsaw and Wrocław to Japan, including: Mikrokolektyw, Slug Duo, LXMP, SzaZa, Macio Moretti, Piotr Zabrodzki, Jacek Kochan, Michał Górczyński, Jakub Suchar, Patryk Zakrocki, Gerard Lebik, Paweł Szamburski and Artur Majewski. He said:

It was very hard to pick only nine since there are so many interesting musicians in Poland […] It is too bad that not so many Polish musicians are so known among Japanese people, despite the fact that there are many unique musicians in Poland. On the first day, we will present the artists individually, and on the second day, we will present sessions of various combinations of musicians, including some Japanese musicians too.

Pit Inn is known in the avant-garde jazz scene and regularly features Japanese artists such as Tatsuya Yoshida, Koichi Makigami and Noritaki Tanaka, who, together with Mr. Uchihashi, collaborated with the Polish artists.

For details, see the Pit Inn’s website.

Date: 18th – 19th of November, 2011

Venue: Pit Inn, 2-12-4 Accord Building, B1, Tokyo, Japan

Organised by: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Pit Inn

 

This project has been cofinanced by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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