Kuba Cichocki is a Polish jazz pianist, improviser and composer based in New York City. Over the years he has performed in a variety of contexts in the U.S., Europe and Asia, including festivals such as NYC Multicultural Festival, The Mafrika Music Festival (NYC), The International Chopin & Friends Festival (NYC), International Solo Piano Festival (Prague, Czech Republic), Jarasum International Jazz Festival (Jarasum, South Korea), to name a few. Currently he is active on the jazz and experimental/improvised NYC scene, collaborating with 5-time Grammy award winner, John Benitez, composer George Brandon, Jorge Sylvester, Brandon Seabrook, Josh Levinson, Nora McCarthy, Bogna Kicinska, and others. Before coming to New York City in 2010, he performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in Polish and European jazz, such as Zbigniew Namyslowski, Michael Urbaniak, Aga Zaryan, Urszula Dudziak, Jaromir Honzak. Cichocki has performed with his own groups at NYC music venues such as Nublu, Spectrum, Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, Terraza 7, Shapeshifter Lab, IBeam. He has released 3 albums as a leader: "Audubon Lab Experiment"(2016), "Live at Spectrum"(2018), and "Brisk Distortions"(2021).
"He inhabits a place all his own on the Brooklyn arts scene"
Cisco Bradley, Jazz Right Now NYC
"(...) it is when Cichocki's piano joins that the music gets its full dramatic power"
Stef Gijssels, freejazzblog.org
"Kuba Cichocki plays tremendously, his improvisations are penetrating"
Ryszard Borowski, Jazz Forum - European Jazz Magazine
“(…) a superb Funky / Fusion album, which is a great fun to listen to
and perhaps even to dance to.”
“(…) nobody makes music like this today. Unadulterated Fun(k)!”
(about Kuba Cichocki's "Audubon Lab Experiment" CD)
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