A graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Secondary School of Music in Warsaw. For one year he was a student of A. Jagodziński at the School of Jazz, in Bednarska Street in Warsaw . In 2004 he was awarded the degree of Master of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Jazz, at the Music Academy in Katowice, in Wojciech Niedziela’s class.
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. They also invited Alexander Zinger, with whom they recorded the Simultaneus Abstractions album to join them as the New Trio brand. The album was nominated for the Fryderyk award. With this band, in which Jan sits at the Hammond organ, they played a number of concerts in Poland and Russia. Member, on a permanent basis of the bands of Michał Urbaniak, Urszula Dudziak (music director), of Aga Zaryan’s band, J. Małek’s Quintet and Quartet (Gift and Spirit of the Time albums) and primarily of his own Trio with Krzysztof Pacan playing the double bass and Sebastian Frankiewicz playing the drums, as well as his new proprietary project Smoke & The Smokes (J. Smoczyński, Łukasz Poprawski, Konrad Zemler, Robert Kubiszyn). Co-founder of the June band, which in 2008 released its debut album at Kayax record label. The band was duly appreciated by the music industry and nominated for the Fryderyk 2009 award in the New Face in the Music Industry category. The group has formed a trio of producers and is currently working on music projects for other artists. He was invited by Kayah to take part in her album - Skała, and her latest project The Transoriental Orchestra. At the same time he became the music director of the project. He produces albums for the Kayax record label.
In 2004 he opened his own professional recording studio and record label – Tokarnia Music Productions, which records and publishes albums of artists such as Maria Peszek, Kayah, Kasia Nosowska, Aga Zaryan, Dorota Miśkiewicz, Bisquit, June, Ania Szarmach, Adam Pierończyk, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Urszula Dudziak, Młynarski / Nahorny project and Mika Urbaniak.In August 2013 he performed with Bobby McFerrin and Gil Goldstein during the Solidarity of Arts festival. In 2014, he was nominated for the Fryderyk 2014 Award, in the Best Jazz Artist category.
Michał Lorenc, Marcin Pospieszalski, Ewa Bem, Grażyna Auguścik, Lora Szafran, Tomasz Szukalski, Tomasz Stańko, Janusz Muniak, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Henryk Miśkiewicz, David Murray, Don Blackman, Tom Barney, Andrzej Cudzich, Jacek Kochan, Andrzej Olejniczak and Marek Bałata’s Quintet.
Award and distinctions:
Laureate of the first individual prize (Trio) at the international competition Jazz Juniors 2001
Individual prize and 2nd place as a band at the Festival of Jazz Standards Siedlce 2000,
1st place with Jacek Namysłowski’s Quintet at the International Review of Young Jazz Bands in Gdynia.
15 minut project
Andrzej Piaseczny Seweryn Krajewski "Zimowe Piosenki"
Ania Szarmach "Inna"
Ania Wyszkoni "Życie jest w porządku"
Anna Maria Jopek "Jo&Co"
Antonina Krzysztoń "Turkusowy Stół"
Babooshki "Kolędy i szczedriwki"
Beata Przybytek - I'm Gonna Rock You
Bisquit "Inny Smak"
Borys Szyc "Feelin' Good"
Dorota Miśkiewicz Caminho
Incarnations "Radio Retro"
Jazzsinfonica "XI Festiwal Beethovena"
Jerzy Małek "Bop Beat"
Jerzy Małek "Gift"
June "July Stars"
June That's What I Like
Justyna Steczkowska "Daj mi chwilę"
Krzysztof Pacan "Facing The Challenge"
Marika "Put Your Shoes On Put Your Shoes Off"
Mariusz Lubomski "Konieczność Miłości"
Mariusz Lubomski "Lubomski w Trójce again"
Mariusz Lubomski "Ambiwalencja"
Mateusz Smoczyński Quintet "Expressions"
Mateusz Smoczyński Quintet "Inspirations"
Michał Lorenc "Różyczka"
Mikołaj Majkusiak "Road to the Unknown"
Monika Brodka "Moje Piosenki"
New Trio "Perpendicular Realities"
New Trio "Simultaneus Abstractions"
Piotr Polk "Mój Film"
Seweryn Krajewski "Jak tam jest"
Tadeusz Borczyk "No Name"
Urszula Dudziak "Live At Jazz Cafe"
Urszula Dudziak "Wszystko Gra"
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