Maciej Tubis started playing piano at an early age. At the age of fourteen he had already given a concert with the orchestra of the Stanislaw Moniuszko Musical Schools Complex in Łódź. His education led him to graduate with distinction from the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lódź, Poland, majoring in piano under the supervision of Professor Beata Cywińska. Tubis also attended lessons in improvisation and big band music. At the moment, he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Jazz at the Academy of Music in Łódź and the Stanisław Moniuszko Associated Music Schools in Łódź.
Maciej Tubis has given concerts in numerous jazz clubs all over Poland and recitals on radio stations. In 2004, he formed Tubis Trio, with bassist Marcin Lamch and drummer Przemek Pacan. Their first –and so far only– album, Tubis Trio – Live in Luxembourg, is a recording of a concert held in the Robert Krieps Auditorium, in the city of Luxembourg, on 25 September 2008. Tubis Trio was well-received by popular magazines such as the British, Jazzwise, the New York Village Voice, and the biggest American jazz website, AllAboutJazz.com. During that time, Maciej was also working on his individual project and in 2007 a debut album by Maciej Tubis was released, Spełnienie (a fullfillment), which had been recorded during a big concert held at the Concert Hall of the Lódź Philharmonic. Tubis’ career has been developing quickly and in 2008 he received the Mayor of the city Łódź Award for the best jazzman of Łodź.
Since 2007, Maciej Tubis has also collaborated on a regular basis with the band of jazz vocalist, Karolina Glazer. The biggest inspiration for Maciej Tubis is the work of Arvo Pärt, minimalist music and Scandinavian jazz, but he also inclines to free jazz improvisation, and any other kind of music that “flows straight from the heart” (as one can read on Maciej’s website).
Awards and distinctions (selected):
2008: the Mayor of the city Łódź Award for the best jazzman of Łodź., Poland
2006: honourable mention, the Second Channel of the Polish Television in the show Creative
Valley, for the tune Spełnieniewas a finalist of the junior Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition and was fifth in the chamber category in the Competition of Interpretation of French Music
2004: 2nd place, Jazz Pianists Competition in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
2004: a finalist, among others, the Bielsko Jazz Blizzard, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
2002: a finalist, among others, International Contest of Young Jazz Groups “ Jazz Juniors”, Cracow, Poland
Maciej Tubis Trio
Collaboration with Karolina Glazer.
As an author
2009: Live In Filharmonia Łódzka, Maciej Tubis, The Polish String Orchestra, Agencja
Artystyczna Paweł Komolibus (Art Agency Paweł Komolibus)
2007: Spełnienie..., Maciej Tubis, Jacek Delong, Mariusz Wiater, Emil Waluchowski, P.K.
With Maciej Tubis Trio
2009, Live in Luxembourg, Tubis Trio feat. Andre Mergenthaler, Agencja Artystyczna Paweł
Komolibus (Art Agency Paweł Komolibus)
Jacek Delong, Mariusz Wiater, Emil Waluchowskim, Karolina Glazer, The Polish String Orchestra
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Created by: Anna Początek (Jazzarium.pl): text; Terry Deal: revision; Jazzarium.pl, Warszawa 2014.