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Mateusz Smoczynski: Metamorphoses

Read "Metamorphoses" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though violinist Mateusz Smoczyński has played with the likes of Tomasz Stanko, Branford Marsalis, Joachim Kuhn and Anna Maria Jopek, he's perhaps best known internationally for his four-year stint in Turtle Island Quartet and, currently, Atom String Quartet. With the latter, Smoczyński recorded Seifert (Zbigniew Seifert Foundation, 2017), its brilliant tribute to violin virtuoso Zbigniew Seifert. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzahead! 2018

Read "Jazzahead! 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Bremen Trade Fair Hall
Jazzahead!
Bremen, Germany
April 21-23, 2018

Jazzahead!, the three-day annual jazz marketplace marketplace of/for jazz in the Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany with 3,283 participants from 61 countries stood strong and steady again this year. A total of 40 showcases over three ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anna Maria Jopek at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater

Read "Anna Maria Jopek at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Anna Maria Jopek
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
November 5, 2014
New York, NY

For the opening of her 2014 North American tour, Polish singer/songwriter Anna Maria Jopek concentrated on reinvented takes on her native country's folk and classical music, as featured on Polanna (Self Produced, 2011). ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Anna Maria Jopek: Polish Diva's 2014 North American Tour

Anna Maria Jopek: Polish Diva's 2014 North American Tour

By Ernest Barteldes Although Polish singer Anna Maria Jopek is well-respected and recognized by fans in Europe and also the numerous artists she has worked with over the years (including Pat Metheny, Tomasz Stanko and bassist Richard Bona), she has yet to be discovered by mainstream jazz/world fans in North America.

It is hard ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mike Brannon

Read "Take Five With Mike Brannon" reviewed by Mike Brannon

Meet Mike Brannon:
Having been born in jny: Atlanta and then lived in North Carolina growing up, those Southern roots were likely to blame when I started playing blues/rock guitar. But I soon discovered Wes Montgomery, Hank Garland, Joe Pass, Tal Farlow and finally Pat Martino. After attending Jackie King's Guitar Conservatory of the Southwest, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Anna Maria Jopek at Jazzy Tiel

Read "Anna Maria Jopek at Jazzy Tiel" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

Anna Maria Jopek Band
Agnietenhof
Jazzy Tiel
Tiel, The Netherlands
November 2, 2013

Any time Anna Maria Jopek makes an appearance in Western European locations, she can count on Polish ex-pats from the neighboring areas to turn out, en masse, for engaging versions of traditional anthems.

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NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anna Maria Jopek

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anna Maria Jopek

All About Jazz is celebrating Anna Maria Jopek's birthday today!



Anna Maria Jopek

“I couldn\'t think of anything more inspiring, motivating and ear opening than working with Pat. He\'s been my first and most important mentor for years, but to actually make music with him was the most thrilling experience in ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Dusseldorfer Jazz Rallyturns 18 with a Big Spring Swing

The Dusseldorf “Jazz Rally" has established a well-deserved reputation as one of the premier early summer engagements in the European festival scene. This year's edition runs from Thursday May 20th to Sunday May 23rd.

Besides a sterling selection of talent, Dusseldorf provides a vibrant backdrop for a widespread mix of venues, street concerts and people watching. ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anna Maria Jopek

Jazz Musician of the Day: Anna Maria Jopek

All About Jazz is celebrating Anna Maria Jopek's birthday today!


JAZZ MUSICIAN OF THE DAY

Anna Maria Jopek

“I couldn\'t think of anything more inspiring, motivating and ear opening than working with Pat. He\'s been my first and most important mentor for years, but to actually ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pat Metheny & Anna Maria Jopek: Upojenie

Read "Upojenie" reviewed by John Kelman

A cult favorite amongst Pat Metheny fans, Upojenie--originally released by “Anna Maria Jopek & Friends with Pat Metheny" in the singer's native country of Poland by Warner Music in 2002--has been long overdue for greater international availability. The Nonesuch edition hasn't been remastered (it doesn't need it), but will still be of interest to Metheny fans ...