Bartosz Hadala

Bartosz Hadala, Polish-Canadian jazz pianist, has just released a new album Three Short Stories. Check it out!

About Me

Bartosz Hadala was born in Stalowa Wola, Poland and started his musical education at the age 7 at the local School of Music. Still as a teenager he participated in competitions, workshops and festivals. He became the youngest finalist in the Mieczyslaw Kosz International Jazz Piano Competition at the age 15. Two years later he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 1996, he left for Odessa, Ukraine, to study at the Odessa Conservatory with professor Anatoliy Kardashev. In 1998, Bartosz went to the USA to study jazz at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. In 2003 he presented his quintet at the IAJE Conference in Toronto, Canada. In May, the same year, he moved to New York City to pursue his career in music. He worked and recorded music with many well known artists, such as: Randy Brecker, Billy Hart, Lenny White, Antonio Sanchez, Johannes Weindenmueller, Dave Anderson, Ada Rovatti, and Jon Irabagon.

In 2010 Bartosz moved to Toronto (Canada). In the last 10 years he had a pleasure of performing and recording with Canada’s greatest jazz musicians: Chris Gale, Luis Deniz, Kelly Jefferson, Eric St-Laurent, Mike Downes, Rich Brown, Brad Cheeseman, Mark Kelso, Larnell Lewis, Nick Fraser, Marito Marques, and many others.

Also in 2010, Bartosz joined the Piloo Records and Production label to release his first jazz album entitled “The Runner Up”, featuring jazz greats, trumpeter Randy Brecker, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. The album has been well received by the critics, who praised Bartosz for his musicianship and his compositions.

In the last 10 years, Bartosz visited Poland on many different occasions where he performed as a leader and sideman with many legendary Polish musicians: Jacek Pelc, Jarek Śmietana, Piotr Olszewski, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Maciej Sikała as well as Grammy Winners bassist Paweł Pańta and drummer Cezary Konrad.

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