KRZYSZTOF POPEK is a leading Polish jazz flute player topping the jazz rankings of the Jazz Forum monthly (The European Jazz Magazine) for many years.
He started off as a jazz musician at Jazz Juniors ’82 and Jazz Nad Odra ’85 festivals winning individual awards at both. He plays the soprano and alto flute. Besides, he is a composer, arranger and inspirational leader of his numerous bands of which “Young Power” stands out as the most renowned and popular.
The album “Letters and Leaves” also proved to be a success. It was recorded by KRZYSZTOF POPEK QUINTET and was nominated for the Polish Grammy Award – Fryderyk ’96 and came second in Jazz Forum’s Album of the Year ’96 ranking.
In 2005 he recorded important House of Jade with a magnificen tAmerican rhythm section: Victor Lewis, David Friesen and Randy Porter.- Popek is a precise player with beautiful technique... Elliot Simon, November 2006, ALLABOUTJAZZ - NEW YORK
In 2006 You Are In My Heart with Joe LaBarbera, David Friesen, Randy Porter and Piotr Wojtasik and in 2007 together with Victor Lewis, Cameron Brown, Stephen Scott and Piotr Wojtasik – “ Estate “
His newest “ Fresh Air Project” recorded together with George Cables, Cameron Brown, Victor Lewis, Nicolas Simion and Piotr Wojtasik.
Now, he played and recorded with Kirk Lightsey, Stephen Scott, Cameron Brown, Victor Lewis, Joe La Barbera, David Friesen, Randy Porter, George Cables, Ed Schuller, Jasper van't Hof, John Betsch, Piotr Wojtasik.