Bogdan Hołownia (born on 3 October 1957 in Toruń) is a pianist and economist. Before devoting his time to music he played chess in the club in the Cultural Centre for Youth in Toruń (he has first chess category, in 2002 he won in Ciechocinek the title of vice-master of the Kujawy-Pomorze Province in lightning chess).
A pianist and economist. His first important experiences in performing jazz music are connected with Jan "Ptaszyn" Wróblewski Saxophone Quartet.
Bogdan Hołownia comes from Toruń where he is a graduate of the Secondary Music School. At the beginning of the 90's he studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston in the class of the professors Ray Santisi and Laszlo Gordony.
His first important experiences in performing jazz music are connected with the Jan "Ptaszyn" Wróblewski Saxophone Quartet. Then, he worked with Janusz Muniak, Adam Kawończyk, Janusz Kozłowski, Marcin Jahr, Krzysztof Mróz, Bronek Harasiuk, Kazimierz Jonkisz.
Since 1994 he has played in the group Los Angeles Trio together with Andrzej "Bruner" Gulczyński and Józef Eliasz.
In the USA Bogdan cooperated with Dave Clark, Skipp Hadden, George Zonc, Larry Kohut, Jeff Stitely, Bronek Suchanek, Grażyna Auguścik, Jerzy Głód, Michał Urbaniak and Urszula Dudziak.
He was a laureate of the prize Grand Prix Jazz "Music Lovers" for 2002 in the category "Artist of the year".
In 2006 he founded his own record label HoBo Records.
- Los Angeles Trio
Andrzej "Bruner" Gulczyński - double bass,Józef Eliasz - drums
- Bogdan Hołownia & Grażyna Auguścik "Pastels" (GMA Records, Chicago 1997)
- Don't Ask Why (Sony Music Polska, 2000)
- Chwile... (Sony Music Polska, 2001)
- Zmierzch (HoBo Records, Toruń 2008)
- Los Angeles Trio "Live" (UM Toruń, UM Bydgoszcz; 2005)
Author: Marek Romański, January 2009.