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Piotr Damasiewicz, photo: Lech Basel/press materials

40 bands from 18 countries will perform at jazzahead! in April 2018, including 8 bands from Poland. In 2018, Poland will be the festival’s partner country.

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Szymon Nehring, photo: promotional materials from the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition

Polish pianist Szymon Nehring has won the 15th edition of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv.

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Somebody Cares, Better Person, (Adam Byczkowski), cover. Photo: the artist's press material

Highly sensitive individualist incorporating the DIY (do-it-yourself) method into his work. Adam Byczowski, performing as Better Person, settled down in Berlin and released an album on which the kitschy 80s pop, treated completely seriously, became a language used to talk about love, closeness, and vexation.

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T'ien Lai, photo: Ela Schulz, courtesy of the artist

T’ien Lai was established by Kuba Ziołek and Łukasz Jędrzejczak (both born in 1985). The name of the band comes from an imaginary brand of cigarettes smoked by the main character of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ by Philip K. Dick. It can be roughly translated from Japanese as ‘heavenly music’.

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Sorry Boys, photo: Tomasz Pasternak, courtesy of the arist

Sorry Boys started out their career by recording ordinary rock songs with female vocals. With time their sound became more nuanced — they introduced more synthesizers and electronics. The music gained both on individuality and catchiness. They were compared to Florence And The Machine, partially thanks to the voice, charisma and scenic outfits of Bela Komoszyńska.

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Okładka (nid 7022386)

Jacaszek's electroacoustic sounds reverberate in twines with harpsichord and clarinet, for a wistful and stirring baroque-like effect.

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Tobiasz Biliński, promotional photo

Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist who co-founded both Kyst and Coldair.

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Jan Lis photographed by Mathias Bothor for Deutsche Grammophon

Called the "reluctant prodigy" of classical music, Jan Lisiecki is a young man whose bearing and composure suggest a maturity well beyond his years, yet the discernible twinkle in the eye and coltish toss of the head betray the youthful joy he brings to classical performance.

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Ola Rzepka, photo - own materials

Her grandmother forbade her to play the drums, arguing that it isn’t an instrument for girls. Today Ola Rzepka is recording her first album with her own band Drekoty.

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Okładka (nid 6381694)

Culture.pl talks to musicians Paula & Karol about making neo-folk music in Poland and what it's like taking their music around the world

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Okładka (nid 6309281)

Two youthful bands from Poland and Hungary come together in a concert at the IH event centre in Budapest to celebrate a day of friendship between the two countries

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