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Philip Czarnecki

Hey there! I'm Philip - I'm a guitarist, composer and educator living in Cologne (Germany). Although my guitar-playing and composing is highly jazz influenced, you probably won't argue to hear lots of other influences in my music. What Santana once said about Coltrane: "He´s playing life!" does definitely apply to me as well. My life has always been full with Rock, Funk, Blues, Soul and Hip Hop. So that's all me, I´d say... I started by playing Classical guitar though, then became a youth-student at the Conservatory of Hamburg (Germany), my hometown, first and went on to do my Bachelor and Master Degree in Jazz Guitar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).​ During the course of my career I won a bunch of prizes for both my guitar-playing and my (Bigband-) compositions and I was lucky to share the stage with fantastic musicians in numerous European countries and in South Africa and India. I am leading my trio PC ENERGETIC, just released a solo-guitar single and am working closely with the Neo-Soul singer Rakel Salazar and also do other projects & session work.


-2. prize „Future Sounds“ competition (2016) PC ENERGETIC -2. prize „Sparda Jazz Award“ (2016) with the „Simplicity Quintet“ -Nominated for the „Bremer Jazz Preis“ (2014) with PC Energetic -2. prize „Kompositions-Wettbewerb BuJazzO“ (2013) -Finalist „Leiden Jazz Award“ (2012) -3. prize „Jazz Hoeilaart“ (2012) -1. prize „Startbahn Jazz“ (2011) -Award at „Kompositions-Wettbewerb BuJazzO“ (2010) -1. prize „Prinses Christina Jazz Concours“ (2009) -1. prize „Jugend Jazzt“ (2006) -2. prize „Jazz It Up“ (2004) -1. prize „Jugend Musiziert“ (2003)


”He communicates a comprehensive scope and vivid imaginative powers via a mature outlook while working with hard-hitting jazz fusion, funk and slamming rock grooves.” (Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz)


Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Course Of The World

Self Produced


Un Petó (Single)

Self Produced


Energetic Drive

From: Course Of The World
By Philip Czarnecki


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