Jacek Grekow is an accordionist, who has been fascinated by Balkan culture for many years. He’s a graduate of the Vienna Conservatory and Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, a multi-instrumentalist who also plays folk instruments such as the kaval and bagpipes. He’s the author of eight albums in which he took part as composer, arranger and performer.
Balkan deluxe. Jacek is back! Fabulous accordionist Jacek Grekow and his band Sarakina. They are working on new CDs for a long time, giving the tracks time to mature, rarely releasing, just released their sixth album Balkantron and it still exceeds the high expectations, some may miss the dirt that many people find but anyone who wants to hear artistically sublimated and urbanized Balkan music in immaculate quality is in the right place with "Balkantron". Mirjam Jessa (Radio OE1.at)
Their current album "BalkanTron" inspires by the skill with which the artists combine traditional and ethnic music with improvisation and jazz elements. The great voice of singer Anna Klebus is reminiscent of the Bulgarian Voices with their spectacular timbres. The virtuosity with which the instruments are played, from clarinet, bagpipe, to accordion and gadulka, also creates a wonderful atmosphere, enriched with the cultural diversity of Occident and Orient. Karsten Rube (folkworld.de)
Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
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