Tenor and soprano saxophonist, zoucra player. Born on 24 January 1970 in Elbląg.
Adam Pierończyk grew up in a musical family. At the age of eight he started learning piano, though he gave it up after three years. Several years later he began studying saxophone, and despite being told that it was too late to start a professional musical career, he kept playing. Around this time he moved to Germany with his parents, where he passed the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and enrolled in the jazz department at the Higher Music School.
Pierończyk has worked with some of the most accomplished artists, including Gary Thomas, Archie Shepp, Bobby McFerrin, Ted Curson, Joey Calderazzo, Ed Schuller and Leszek Możdżer. He has performed in clubs and at festivals in Europe, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the United States, and has taken part in a number of projects and recordings.
Pierończyk has won many awards throughout his career. In 1997 he was named the New Hope of Polish Jazz by the Polish magazine "Jazz Forum", and in both 1997 and 1998 he was nominated for the "Fryderyk" Prize in the category Best Jazz Artist. He was also declared "Artist of the Year" by the Polish music society "Melomani" in 1999, and the following year "Gazeta Wyborcza" singled him out as one of the five most important jazz musicians in 21st century Poland. In 2003 he received the Jazz Angel award from the Society Art Theatre, founded by the President of Bielsko-Biała, and in 2003 and 2004 he captured the title of Best Soprano Saxophonist in a readers' poll by "Jazz Forum Magazine."
- Adam Pierończyk/Leszek Możdżer
- Adam Pierończyk Trio (Krzysztof Dziedzic - drums; Ed Schuller/Robert Kubiszyn/Andrzej Święs - bass)
with Adam Pierończyk Trio:
- Adam Pierończyk Trio. Few Minutes in the Space, GOWI 1997
- Adam Pierończyk Trio. Live in Berlin, META Records 2007
- Adam Pierończyk Trio. Live at A38, DVD, SP Records 2008
with Leszek Możdżer/Adam Pierończyk:
- Leszek Możdżer/Adam Pierończyk. Live in Sofia, Not Two 1998
- Leszek Możdżer/Adam Pierończyk. 19-9-1999, GOWI 2003
with Pierończyk, Kochan, Schuller:
- Pierończyk, Kochan, Schuller. Plastinated Black Sheep, Not Two & HiFi 1999
- Adam Pierończyk. Amusos, PAO Records 2003