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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

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

Piotr Biskupski, photo: Jan Bebel

Piotr Biskupski was a very skilled teenager. He graduated from the Igancy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music. For several years Biskupski played in The Wiesław Pieregórka Big-Band. He has collaborated with many groups led by, respectively, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Tomasz Szukalski and Janusz Strobel. Biskupski also works as a sideman, e.g. with Grażyna Auguścik. Read more about: Piotr Biskupski

Pianist, composer; genre: classics, jazz, theatre music, chamber music; born 7 July, Łódź, Poland. Read more about: Maciej Tubis

Mateusz Smoczyński, photo: Zofia Zija

A jazz violinist, graduate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw. He debuted with the Jacek Namysłowski Quintet in 1999 and since then has appeared at some most important jazz festivals and venues in Europe and the US. Read more about: Mateusz Smoczyński

Michał Wierba

Wierba stands out from the rest of the young Polish musicians. While lately we have been observing a free jazz improvisation boom, Wierba has chosen to play mainstream jazz. Although in his performances there is room for a wild free, a hard-bop imprint is clearly heard. The other characteristic of his music is a reference to the tradition of Polish classical music. Read more about: Michał Wierba

Paweł Tomaszewski, photo: Anna Lucid

Piano player; genre: mainstream jazz, free jazz, pop. Born 10 June 1983, Gostynin, Poland. Read more about: Paweł Tomaszewski

Michał Salamon, photo: Katarzyna Kukiełka

A pianist, composer, arranger, soloist and sideman. A graduate of the Academy of Music in Krakow, where he studied classical music. His wide musical interests in classical style, jazz, composing and conducting encouraged him to search for his own musical language not only in his playing but also in his composing and improvisation. Read more about: Michał Salamon

Andrzej Olejniczak, photo: Piotr Kłosek

One of the most renowned Polish saxophonists on the international stage. Born in Zdunska-Wola, Poland, he started his musical studies at the age of six: first the piano, and then the clarinet and saxophone. He is a graduate of the Academy of Music in Łódź. Read more about: Andrzej Olejniczak

Krzysztof Dys, photo: Radosław Berenta

The main inspiration for Krzysztof Dys is the work of Russian composers Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, American artists like Bill Evans and Miles Davis, and last but not least, a great Polish composer, Grażyna Bacewicz. Read more about: Krzysztof Dys

Michał Tomaszczyk, photo: Kuba Świerbiołek

A bassoonist, composer and arranger, graduate of Jazz Institute at the Academy of Music in Katowice. One of the most acknowledged bassoonists of the Polish jazz scene. He is perfectly educated and equipped with an impeccable technique and a wide knowledge of jazz and other musical genres. Read more about: Michał Tomaszczyk

Tomasz Sowiński, photo: Jakub Ćmil

Tomasz Sowiński graduated from the Faculty of Jazz and Light Music at The Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk, Poland, in 1995. Since 2006, he has been a lecturer at the faculty of Jazz and Light Music in a post-secondary school (Studium Jazzu i Muzyki Rozrywkowej) at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk. Read more about: Tomasz Sowiński

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