A soprano and alto flute player, composer, arranger and band leader. He has topped the jazz rankings of the Jazz Forum magazine for many years. He owns the record label POWER BROS.
A soprano and alto flute player, composer, arranger and band leader.
He started off as a jazz musician at Jazz Juniors and Jazz Nad Odrą festivals winning individual awards at both. He has acted as the inspirational leader of numerous bands including Young Power. At present he plays and records within International Quintet with Kirk Lightsey, Stephen Scott, Cameron Brown, Victor Lewis, Joe La Barbera, David Friesen, Randy Porter, Ed Schuller, Jasper van't Hof, John Betsch, Piotr Wojtasik and Piotr Baron.
In 1997 Popek and his Quintet performed in Bonn, Germany to celebrate Poland’s accession to NATO. In the 90’s he became a producer and record editor. Since 1992 his label Power Bros has been releasing the full series of Polish jazz classics and also many records by world-known stars like Joe Lovano, Billy Harper, David Liebman, Victor Lewis, Tomasz Stańko, Buster Williams, Billy Hart, David Friesen, Edward Vesala, Jon Christensen, Arild Andersen, Ed Schuller, Bernt Rosengren, Ben Riley, Ronnie Burrage etc.
Awards and distinctions:
Every year since 1988 - Flute Player of the Year ( Jazz Forum)
1987, 1988 – Musician of the Year (Jazz Forum)
1987 –BigBand of the Year for Young Power (Jazz Forum)
1988 – Arranger of the Year (Jazz Forum)
1988 – Band of the Year for Young Power (Jazz Forum)
1996 – Album of the Year for Letters & Leaves (Jazz Forum)
1996 – nomination for Fryderyk Music Award for Krzysztof Popek Quintet Letters & Leaves
Krzysztof Popek " Estate"
Krzysztof Popek " You are in my heart "
Krzysztof Popek " House of Jade "
Groovin' Heads " Groovin' Heads "
Krzysztof Popek " Letters and Leaves"
Krzysztof Popek ,Volker Greve,Quintet " Places"
Piotr Wojtasik " Lonely Town"
Young Power " Man of Tra"
Jazz w Polsce " Antologia "
Young Power " Young Power " mix on CD
Young Power " Young Power "
Young Power " Nam myo ho renge kyo "
Pick up " Zakaz fotografowania "
Pick up " To nie jest jazz "
Kazimierz Jonkisz " Outsider "
Kazimierz Jonkisz " X Y Z "
Priest and Big Cork " Priest and Big Cork "
Prist and Big Cork meets Snow Children " Commentary to Homer "
Bally & Power Bros " Z valiha na Madagaskar "
Ireneusz Dudek " Nr.1 "
Twinkle Brothers " Twinkle in Poland "
Twinkle Brothers " New Song for Jah "
Popieluszki 5, Poland
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