Home » Jazz Musicians » Borys Janczarski

Borys Janczarski

Born in Warsaw, Poland. Started playing saxophone in high school (American School of Warsaw), also graduated in international and European law at Paris I University (Pantheon-Sorbonne - MD). While in France, studied jazz with French saxophone players Jean Francois Bonnel, Olivier Temime, Eric Barret and Lionel Belmondo. After his return to Poland, studied music on his own and with an amazing polish trumpet player, composer and jazz educator Piotr Wojtasik. Since 2002 a member of bands led by the legendary polish drummer - Kazimierz Jonkisz. Shared the stage, toured and recorded with: Billy Harper (DVD, “Billy Harper - Live in Poland, 2007”), Kazimierz Jonkisz, Monty Waters Quintet (2002-2008), Ronnie Cuber, Kevin Mahogany, Stephen McCraven Quartet, Rasul Siddik, John Scofield and John Medeski (with Konglomerat Big Band), Zbigniew Namysłowski (Jazz Jamboree Festival 2021), Janusz Muniak, Piotr Wojtasik , Janusz Skowron, Sławomir Kulpowicz...


"Pure jazz, devoid of tricks, cutesiness and foolong around. They dive right in and give you the pure stuff (...) every note and phrase on this album is played from the gut as much as from the heart" Art Music Lounge | Lynn René Bayley

"Yes, yes, yes, Travelling East & West is one that will please all ears! it`s swinging and very harmonious. I will give it 5 stars. Good work Steve McCraven!" Bobby Few, jazz pianist in Paris

"...une esthétique musicale oubliée de nos jours, puissante, bouillonnante, avec un un brin de pure folie..." Le Quotidien du Médecin | Didier Pennequin

"... ils jouent avec passion, intensité [...] Il y a du superbe et du bouleversant là-dedans." Citizen Jazz | Alice Leclercq

Read more

Ronnie Cuber
saxophone, baritone
Sonny Rollins
John Coltrane
Dexter Gordon
saxophone, tenor
Billy Harper
Joe Henderson
Charlie Parker
saxophone, alto


Album Discography


Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.