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Content by tag "Marcin Masecki"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map

Read "Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map" reviewed by Ian Patterson

At just thirty seven years of age it's hard to believe that Piotr Turkiewicz has been pulling the strings of Jazztopad for almost a decade already. The festival, staged each November in the Polish city of Wroclaw, was already a few years old when Turkiewicz became Artistic Director in 2008, but under the canny stewardship of ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazztopad 2016, Part 1

Read "Jazztopad 2016, Part 1" reviewed by Henning Bolte

National Forum of Music
Jazztopad 2016
Wroclaw
November 22-24, 2016

Wroclaw was this year's European Capital of Culture, sharing that title with Donostia/San Sebastian, a landmark of importance. But it isn't the only distinctive 'C' connected with the annual Jazztopad festival organized by the National Forum of Music, the representative center ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazztopad 2014

Read "Jazztopad 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazztopad 2014
Wroclaw
November 19-22, 2014

The city of Wroclaw by the Odra river in the southwest of Poland has occupied a pre-eminent position throughout its long turbulent history, and it still does.

The Wroclaw way

Wroclaw's Jazztopad festival is a relatively young one. This applies to the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New "Jazz In Polish Cinema" Box Set Release, Featuring Previously Unissued Krzysztof Komeda

New "Jazz In Polish Cinema" Box Set Release, Featuring Previously Unissued Krzysztof Komeda

Jazz on Film Records announces the release on November 17th of a definitive 4-CD box set titled Jazz in Polish Cinema (Out of the Underground 1958-67) with rare and previously unreleased original soundtracks following its highly acclaimed French New Wave Volume, that reached # 5 in Mojo Magazine’s best soundtrack CDs of 2013. The box set is a treasure-trove of rare and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

12 Points 2014, Umea

Read "12 Points 2014, Umea" reviewed by Henning Bolte

12 Points 2014
Umeå, Sweden
April 10-12, 2014

Umeå, 400 miles north of Stockholm at the Ume river and near the gulf of Bothnia, is the capital of Västerbotten County. The city is located on the plain coastal strip, with an enormous wide horizon on all sides, and everything in the city ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz in Church 2014, Bucharest, Romania

Read "Jazz in Church 2014, Bucharest, Romania" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Jazz in Church
Lutheran Church Bucharest
April 3-6, 2014

The second edition of the Bucharest Jazz in Church Festival found the best way to establish a valuable musical tradition, not only in Romania, but also the wider, European jazz arena.

Featuring musicians from France, Italy, UK, ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

12 Points Illuminates Diversity Of European Jazz

12 Points Illuminates Diversity Of European Jazz

Born on a hunch in Dublin, back in 2007, 12 Points, the festival of young European jazz, has grown in size and ambitions, and will celebrate its 8th edition this April in Umea, Sweden; the 2014 EU Capital of Culture. From Thursday 10th to Saturday 12th April, young musicians from all points on the European compass will ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2013 Jazztopad Festival

Read "2013 Jazztopad Festival" reviewed by John Kelman

Jazztopad Festival
Wrocĺaw, Poland
November 18-24, 2013

It's always a treat to be invited somewhere new, especially somewhere with a strong jazz scene that remains, for the most part, hidden from the rest of the world. But when the country is Poland and the city Wrocĺaw, there are even greater treats awaiting, as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Take Five Europe: January 28-February 2, 2013

Read "Take Five Europe: January 28-February 2, 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

Take Five Europe
Bore Place
Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, UK
January 28-February 3, 2013

While solid jazz education for aspiring musicians is increasingly accessible, few programs tackle the harsh realities facing the emerging musician of the 21st century. With the dissolution of major labels, and a shift in revenue that often makes having a publicist and/or ...


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