Przemysław Strączek - Polish Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Bandleader
Przemysław Strączek – jazz guitarist, composer, producer, graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Music
Academy in Katowice, two-time winner of the Marek Bliziński Jazz Guitarists’ Competition in
Warsaw, one of the top finalists of the Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition in
Bangkok. For many years he has been ranked as one of the best Polish guitarists according to Jazz
Forum readers – Jazz Top. In 2013 the artist received the Special Award of the Minister of Culture
and National Heritage for his artistic achievements. Since 2011, he has been co-creating
international projects as the leader along with musicians from various continents and presenting
contemporary trends in jazz and ethno-jazz music. His sixth author’s album Fig Tree received wide
coverage among music journalists and critics both in Poland and abroad, receiving many positive
reviews. Przemysław Strączek used to collaborate with or still plays his concerts with outstanding
artists including Janusz Muniak, Xu Fengxia and Andy Sheppard. He also received the Silesian
Voivodeship Marshal’s Award in the field of music for 2015. He has been touring many countries
around the world, including Poland, England, Scotland, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, China,
Singapore and Malaysia presenting his music and performing at many international jazz festivals
and in community centers. He frequently performed on radio (Poland, USA, Kanada, Spain, Italy,
Thailand, Germany, and United Kingdom) and television shows (Poland, Nederlands, France), So far,
Strączek performed in the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, England, Cape Verde,
Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States.
2007 – Czech Republic Przemek Strączek Trio
2011 – England, Przemysław Strączek Group
2014 – Scotland, England, Przemysław Strączek International Group
2015 – Singapore, Malaysia, Przemek Strączek & Asian Strings Collective
2017 – Italy, Przemek Strączek Trio
2018 – China, Przemek Strączek & Xu Fengxia Quartet (East Meets East)
2019 – Italy, Przemysław Strączek Quartet
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2016-10-02
I love jazz because it is about freedom, crossing borders and limits, integration and love.
I was first exposed to jazz listening jazz radio broadcast.
The best show I ever attended was Bill Frisell Soundless Movie/
The first jazz record I bought was by Jim Hall.