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Convulsia

Singer-songwriter from Kraków, Poland. From more guitar sounds, crossover jazz, to even dark electro-pop.

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Organic Noises

Organic Noises's music is a creative combination of eastern european and armenian traditional themes with jazz, fusion, rock and progressive generes. Band mixes ethnic armenian instruments (duduk, zurna, pku, ney), vocal, acoustic instruments (violin, oboe, flute, guitar) with modern rhytmic and harmonic ensamble (electric violin, synthetizers, moog, bass, drums). Band members: Zofia Trystuła-Hovhannisyan- oboe, zurna, duduk, Joanna Chudyba- violin Maciej Salus - guitar Marcin Chatys- bass Jan Rusin- drums

Ensemble 56

56 The name of the group is based on a fragment of the "I-Cing" book LU - "The Wanderer". The wanderer's home is a road. Meeting various people on the road he has to contact them and work with them, independent of their roots and traditions. The music of Ensemble 56 is improvisational compositiosns emerging in "common space", between each musicians' experiences and preferences, uniting various stylistic elements in a "transidiomatic aesthetic". Mieczyslaw Górka One of the most famous polish drummer. He is co-founder of ensemble "Laboratorium" with which he played untill 1979. Among others he worked with Zbigniew Seifert and Czeslaw Niemen. Attila Dóra He had studied math and philosophy and graduated "buddhist teologian" in "The Gate of Knowledge" college in Budapest. Currently he plays on alto and tenorsax, prepared trumpet and build recycled sound installation with low-fi electronics

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Rafal Mazur

Rafal Mazur's involvement with music began in his youth with violoncello studies in Krakow. He switched to bass guitar in the late 1980's. Since 2000 he has played an acoustic bass guitar built to his own specifications by luthier Jerzy Wysocki. He has developed an advanced and individual approach to his instrument, and to improvisation in general, in which sonority, extended technique and gesture combine effortlessly in performance. He has taken an important role in Kraków to support young artists and improvised music. A founder of the ImproArt studio of improvisation, he has performed jazz and improvised music in clubs and festivals across Poland and Europe, and in China, South Korea and Israel

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Kraków Jazz Juniors Competition 2018

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Jazz Juniors 2018 ICE Kraków Congress Centre/Piec Art Acoustic Jazz Club Kraków, Poland November 29-December 2, 2018 In 2017, the four-day Jazz Juniors competition was merged under the banner of Hitch On, with promises of a full duality for its 2018 42nd edition. Along the way, this didn't ...

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Not Two...But Twenty! Festival

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Not Two...But Twenty! Festival Wlen, Poland September 21-23, 2018 Intro There are some things worth celebrating in style, one of them being marked persistence in the face of adversity. That pretty much describes the continued existence of any jazz record label in these straitened times. To mark its 20th ...

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Krakow: Minus

Read "Minus" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Billed as a Stoner Metal band, Krakow is a quartet from Norway, which is a region that has rocketed into a progressive rock and progressive metal mecca, especially when considering the upsurge in young artists who seemingly learn from the masters and who are intent on cultivating distinct musical personas. With its fifth release, ...

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3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

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3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music Luslawice/KrakówPoland July 25-28, 2018 “An international jazz violin competition? Really?" That is usually came as a surprise to the applicants, and eventual participants themselves, that an international jazz violin competition should exist says a lot about ...

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Hitch On 2017

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Hitch On Various locations Kraków, Poland December 3-6, 2017 The four-day Hitch On Festival in Kraków is divided into two sections: separate runs for competition and showcase performances, both under the banner of the Jazz Juniors International Exchange. This doesn't entail a ridiculously stripling orientation, as most ...


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