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Przemyslaw Straczek

Przemysław Strączek – jazz guitarist, composer, producer, graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice, two-time winner of the Marek Bliziński Jazz Guitarists’ Competition in Warsaw, one of the top finalists of the Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition in Bangkok. For many years he has been ranked as one of the best Polish guitarists according to Jazz Forum readers – Jazz Top. In 2013 the artist received the Special Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for his artistic achievements. Since 2011, he has been co-creating international projects as the leader along with musicians from various continents and presenting contemporary trends in jazz and ethno- jazz music. His sixth author’s album Fig Tree received wide coverage among music journalists and critics both in Poland and abroad, receiving many positive reviews. Przemysław Strączek used to collaborate with or still plays his concerts with outstanding artists including Janusz Muniak, Xu Fengxia and Andy Sheppard. He also received the Silesian Voivodeship Marshal’s Award in the field of music for 2015. He has been touring many countries around the world, including Poland, England, Scotland, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore and Malaysia presenting his music and performing at many international jazz festivals and in community centers. He frequently performed on radio (Poland, USA, Kanada, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Germany, and United Kingdom) and television shows (Poland, Nederlands, France), So far, Strączek performed in the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, England, Cape Verde, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. International Tours 2007 – Czech Republic Przemek Strączek Trio 2011 – England, Przemysław Strączek Group 2014 – Scotland, England, Przemysław Strączek International Group 2015 – Singapore, Malaysia, Przemek Strączek & Asian Strings Collective 2017 – Italy, Przemek Strączek Trio 2018 – China, Przemek Strączek & Xu Fengxia Quartet (East Meets East) 2019 – Italy, Przemysław Strączek Quartet

Awards

1. III prize in Master Jazz Guitar Competition( Warsaw 2001, 2003) 2. II prize in Miles Davis Jazz Competition (Kielce, Poland 2002) 3. One of the Seven Finalists of Jazz Contest on Thailand International Jazz Conference (Bangkok, 2011) 3. Special Award of the Polish Minister of Culture for artistic achievements (2013) 4. The Silesian Voivodeship Marshal’s Award in the field of music for 2015

Gear

Lorraine, Moffa Guitar, AER apm, Fender Twin


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Jazz Forum magazine 6/12 about Evans album

Two guitarists undertook the difficult task of interpreting maestro’s work. They raised the bar incredibly high and simultaneously decided on an ascetic form of a guitar duo. To render an intimate language of Evans into a guitar language seems to be a complicated task to perform, but so is the very conception of a duo. However, a private formula, the lightness with which young artists handled the works of a classic, as well as peculiar instrumentation contributed a little to freeing Evans from a magic spell: they were able to preserve a melancholy mood, and simultaneously infused plenty of freshness and youthful heart into this music …

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Fig Tree

Es Art
2020

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Evans

Es Art
2012

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Light & Shadow

Es Art/Polish Jazz
2010

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Earthly Room

Es Art
2007

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Lustro

From: Fig Tree
By Przemyslaw Straczek

Movements

From: Three Continents
By Przemyslaw Straczek

White Grain of Coffee

From: White Grain of Coffee
By Przemyslaw Straczek

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