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Mosina

Strzelecka 37
Mosina, Poland

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Pl. Piłsudskiego 9
Warszawa, Poland

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Jazzpospolita, photo: Maciej Głowiński

In Jazzpospolita’s music there is a clash between rock and jazz, power and lyricism. The band's melodic, clear songs were complemented by their energy at concerts even at the start of their career. Improvisation and, with time, more and more melancholy, burst into the orderly structures of their music. Read more about: Jazzpospolita

Janusz Muniak after receiving Fryderyk, photo: Filip Błażejowski / ForumCaption

A Polish jazz musician, saxophonist, flautist, arranger and composer. After graduating from a music school in Cracow, he debuted in 1960 in a Witold Miszczak’s band. Muniak learned quickly and was soon spotted by Tomasz Stańko who asked the young musician to join Jazz Darings. Read more about: Janusz Muniak

Band created by Raphael Rogiński, one of the most important musicians of the new Jewish music scene. It continues the tradition of Eastern European Jewish music in all its richness and genres. Read more about: Cukunft

Pink Freud, press materials

The music of Pink Freud can’t be described with a single word or easily pigeonholed. What is certain, however, is that it is a quartet driven by its charismatic leader Wojtek Mazolewski, and that it is widely regarded as Poland's most energetic improvised music band. Read more about: Pink Freud

Leopold Tyrmand, 1983 - fot. Czesław Czapliński/Fotonova/East News

Writer, journalist and jazz connoisseur. A legendary figure, an icon of the Polish artistic world of the 1950s. Read more about: Leopold Tyrmand

Sylwester Ostrowski, photo: Łukasz Szełemej

Sylwester Ostrowski is a cultural organiser, initiator of the founding of the Szczecin Academy of Art and jazz saxophonist. Throughout his life he has combined the roles of cultural activist and jazz musician. Read more about: Sylwester Ostrowski

RGG Trio, photo: press materials

Twelve years into their career, RGG has become a significant representative of contemporary Polish acoustic jazz. Their contemplative, sonoristic music has made them one of the most acclaimed and subtle jazz formations of the young generation. Read more about: RGG Trio

Rafał Mazur, photo: Krzysztof Penarski

Rafal Mazur's involvement with music began in his youth with the cello studies in Krakow. He switched to bass guitar in the late 1980's. Since 2000 he has played an acoustic bass guitar built to his demand. He has developed an advanced and individual approach to his instrument, and to improvisation in general. Read more about: Rafał Mazur

Dominik Bukowski, photo: Adam Dereszkiewicz

A jazz vibraphonist, composer, born in 1977. In 1996 he graduated from a music college in Elblag and started his studies at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk (instrumental faculty). Read more about: Dominik Bukowski

Tomasz Dąbrowski, photo: Mathilde Haase

Tomasz Dąbrowski is an award-winning trumpeter and composer. He plays trumpet and a vintage instrument called balkan horn. His strong, instantly-recognizable sound and expressive playing are inspired by free jazz, Eastern European folk and avant-garde music. He is considered one of the most original Polish trumpet players and composers on today’s European jazz scene. Read more about: Tomasz Dąbrowski

Dominik Strycharski, photo: Filip  Gerczycki

A Polish composer, blockflute player, singer, improviser, performer and writer. He plays and composes contemporary jazz in many electric and acoustic incarnations, contemporary music, electronic music, theater music, post-hip-hop, noise as well as various types of improvised music Read more about: Dominik Strycharski

Wojciech Myrczek – one of the most promising Polish jazz vocalists. His musical career started from learning the piano and cello. Later on he became fascinated with jazz and vocal music, which made him take up the studies at the Jazz Institute of the Academy of Music in Katowice, where he now works as a lecturer. Read more about: Wojciech Myrczek

Marek Napiórkowski, photo: Rafał Masłow.

One of the most prominent and prolific Polish jazz guitarists. He is also active as a composer. He has contributed to over 150 musical albums. Read more about: Marek Napiórkowski

Wojtek Mazolewski, photo: Michał Andrysiak

A bassist and composer, born in 1976 in Gdańsk. He is the founder and leader of Pink Freud and Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet. According to many critics, his musical activity brought the commercial boom of Polish jazz at the beginning of 21st century. Read more about: Wojtek Mazolewski

Sławek Janicki, photo: Richard Johnson

Bassist; producer, film-maker; producer, owner of the club, Mózg, in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Born 16 May 1967 Lives and works in Poland and in Australia. Read more about: Sławek Janicki

Musician, improviser, composer, sound artist, and illustrator (born in 1974 in Warsaw). He currently plays violin, oscillators and electric mbira as a half of the duet SzaZa, alters the melodies of old music boxes, and co-creates two unique projects of his own conception: Gabinet Ucha Wewnętrznego / The Inner Ear Massage Parlour and Kino Dźwięku / Sound Cinema. Read more about: Patryk Zakrocki

Piotr Wyleżało, photo: Dorota Korohoda

Piotr Wyleżoł - born on 6th December 1976. A pianist, composer and improviser with a PhD at Academy of Music in Cracow, where he runs the piano class at the Faculty of Jazz and Light Music. Read more about: Piotr Wyleżoł

Piotr Schmidt, photo: press release

A jazz trumpeter, graduate of the Jazz Institute at the Academy of Music in Katowice. He studied trumpet under the direction of Piotr Wojtasik. In 2006 he won a scholarship at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Read more about: Piotr Schmidt

Raphael Rogiński – guitarist, composer and performer, improviser, culture animator and musicologist. Educated in jazz and classical music, he also studied musical theory and ethnomusicology Read more about: Raphael Rogiński

Robert Kubiszyn

Acoustic and electric bass player, double bass player, composer, and producer. Robert Kubiszyn is a session musician and a sideman. He graduated from the faculty of Jazz and the Light Music Academy of Jazz Music in Katowice, Poland, in the performance of double bass music under Professor Jacek Niedziela. Read more about: Robert Kubiszyn

SBB

After 43 years on stage SBB remains one of the most important bands in the history of the Polish rock. Read more about: SBB

Bassist, educator, composer, producer, publicist; genre: mainstream jazz, theatre music, cinema music, light music. Mariusz Bogdanowicz graduated from the Faculty of Jazz and Light Music at Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. Read more about: Mariusz Bogdanowicz

Wojciech Staroniewicz, born in 1954, has been present on the jazz scene for over 20 years as a saxophonist and composer. His music is a wide spectrum of styles – from mainstream through the fusion of jazz and folk to electric jazz. Read more about: Wojciech Staroniewicz

Paweł Szpura, photo: Jan Bebel

Paweł Szpura is a Warsaw-based drummer, strongly connected with the Pardon, To Tu club scene. Although Szpura has not attended any music school, up to now, at the age of 34 he has already played with such masters as: Peter Brotzmann, Pheeroan akLaff, Hamid Drake, Nicole Mitchell, and Maria Raducanu. Read more about: Paweł Szpura

Mateusz Pospieszalski , born in 1965 in Częstochowa. A multi-instrumentalist (saxophones, flutes, bass clarinet, keyboard instruments, percussion instruments, accordion); singer, composer, arranger. One of the most important producers in Polish music industry of the last decades. Read more about: Mateusz Pospieszalski

Wojciech Pulcyn, photo: Zofia Zija

Wojciech Pulcyn graduated from the Faculty of Jazz at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and from the post-secondary jazz school Policealne Studium Jazzu in Warsaw. He co-operates with the most recognisable Polish musicians like Ewa Bem, Michał Urbaniak, and also with the young Polish jazz scene: guitarist Rafał Sarnecki and pianist Michał Tokaj. Read more about: Wojciech Pulcyn

Tomasz Gwiciński, photo: Harry Trachtenberg

Tomasz Gwinciński comes from a familiy with muscial traditions: his mother was a chairwoman of the Paderewski Music Society (Towarzystwo Muzyczne im. I.J. Paderewskiego). Gwińciński’s interests include music, cinema, and theatre. Read more about: Tomasz Gwinciński

Piotr Żaczek, photo: Darek Kawka

Piotr Żaczek is a session musician. He studied jazz at he Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. While at the academy, in 1995, with a group of fellow students heset up a band under the perverse name Poluzjanci (“the wet-dreamers”). They released three longplays –the last one in 2010– and five singles: with music ranging from jazz, through funk to pop. Read more about: Piotr Żaczek

Jan Smoczyński, photo: Jacek Poręba.

A pianist and graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Secondary School of Music in Warsaw. For many years, together with his younger brother, a violinist, he has been a member of Mateusz Smoczyński’s Quintet, with which he recorded the albums Inspirations and Expressions. In 2004 he opened his own professional recording studio and record label – Tokarnia Music Productions. Read more about: Jan Smoczyński

Krystyna Stańko, photo: Paweł Wyszomirski

A vocalist, composer, lyrics writer, guitarist and teacher. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Jazz and Light Music at the Academy of Music in Katowice. Read more about: Krystyna Stańko