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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

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

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