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Take Five with Bartosz Hadala

Read "Take Five with Bartosz Hadala" reviewed by Bartosz Hadala


Meet Bartosz Hadala Bartosz Hadala was born in Stalowa Wola, Poland and started his musical education at the age 7 at the local School of Music. Still as a teenager he participated in competitions, workshops and festivals. He became the youngest finalist in the Mieczyslaw Kosz International Jazz Piano Competition at the age 15. Two years later he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in jny: Boston, MA. In 1996, he left for Odessa, Ukraine, to study ...

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New releases from Bartosz Hadala, Luke Norris and Manteca

Read "New releases from Bartosz Hadala, Luke Norris and Manteca" reviewed by Bob Osborne


There are three featured albums this week... Bartosz Hadala moved from New York City to Toronto in 2010 and began writing music for his next album. In time, new compositions took shape, and Hadala started to assemble his first electric band. It had been a decades-long dream to pay tribute to his idol, Chick Corea, and in Toronto Hadala found players who helped him in realizing his dream. Together with a remarkable group of talented artists, Hadala entered ...

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Album Review

Bartosz Hadala Group: The Runner Up

Read "The Runner Up" reviewed by Paul J. Youngman


Bartosz Hadala is a name of which more people should be made aware. Based in Poland, he is a world-class pianist and a contemporary composer with serious jazz chops. His debut, The Runner Up--a winner in every way--finds him in superb company, with some top names in jazz. Ten solid, fresh compositions--all original tunes, with the exception of Dizzy Gillespie's “A Night In Tunisia"--feature excellent performances by all parties, most of the songs performed by a septet. Up front, the ...


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