A jazz violinist, graduate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw. He debuted with the Jacek Namysłowski Quintet in 1999 and since then has appeared at some most important jazz festivals and venues in Europe and the US.
A jazz violinist, graduate of the Academy of Music in Warsaw.
Along with Joachim Kühn, Bronisław Suchanek, Janusz Stefański and Bohdan Jarmołowicz, he took part in the premiere performance of the jazz concerto for violin, symphonic orchestra and rhythmic section composed by Zbigniew Seifert. He has concerted a lot with German band schultzing. Smoczyński is the leader of his own quintet, with which he recorder two albums: Inspirations and Expressions. The debut album brought him a scholarship of the Minister of Culture in 2007 and one year later he received a Jazz Oscar. Within his next project, New Trio (with his brother Jan Smoczyński on Hammond organ and Russian star of the drums – Alexander Zinger), Smoczyński recorded another CD, Simultaneuous Abstractions, which was nominated for the Fryderyk Music Award. Year 2013 saw the release of the trio’s second album Perpendicular Realities.
Smoczyński is the co-founder of Atom String Quartet, the first string quartet in Poland to play jazz. The collaboration resulted in another series of awards and distinctions. Their debut album Fade In and the following one, Places, both received the Fryderyk. In 2012 Smoczyński joined the legendary American band Turtle Island Quartet.
Zbigniew Namysłowski, Władysław Sendecki, Jarosław Śmietana, Tomasz Stańko, Krzesimir Dębski, Maciej Strzelczyk, Janusz Skowron, Janusz Olejniczak, Kazimierz Jonkisz, Adam Sztaba czy Krzysztof Herdzin, Atom String QUartet, Turyle Island Quartet, Paquito D’Rivera, Tierney Sutton, Nellie McKay, Michael Doucet.
Mateusz Smoczyński Quintet
Inspirations (TMP – 2006)
Expressions (TMP – 2008)
With New Trio:
Simultaneous Abstractions (TMP – 2010)
Perpendicular Realities (TMP – 2013)
With Atom String Quartet:
Fade In (Polskie Radio Katowice – 2011)
Fade In (Kayax – 2012)
Places (Kayax – 2012)
Jarosław Śmietana – A Tribute To Zbigniew Seifert (JRS – 2009)
Ania Szarmach – Inna (Agora – 2010)
schultzing – Federleicht (JHM – 2011)
Maciek Dobrowolski – Clockwise (KeepMoving Records – 2011)
Dagadana – Dlaczego nie (Agora – 2011)
Marcin Nowakowski – Shine (Universal Music Polska – 2011)
Grzech Piotrowski – World Orchestra (Agora – 2012)
Tierney Sutton - After Blue (BFM – 2013)
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