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Maciej Fortuna

Maciej Fortuna Ph. D. is one of the most dynamic and versatile artist among young generation of polish jazz musicians. Getting skills in law science didn’t disturb his efficient development of music career. Maciej graduated The University of Poznan Law School (2007) and he obtained master degree with first class honours in The Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Piotr Wojtasik jazz trumpet class (2010). He has played with many famous artist from Poland, Europe and USA. He has won a lot of prizes as a soloist and with his bands. Maciej Fortuna is also a session musician, he performed and is performing with many different artists, very often recording for radio or television. Maciej become a musician who could easily play and record various kinds music (jazz, world music, free music, soul, latin, funky, film music, dj’s experiments)

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

Instrumental Duos

Read "Instrumental Duos" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The early days of jazz were not always harmonious. Converted dance orchestras often sounded like unbalanced acoustic junkyards; a single violin, cornet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, drums, banjo, and piano, all fighting for attention. The piano was meant to be the glue holding the shrill and boisterous elements together. In 1921 a prodigy pianist named Zez Confrey ...

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Zośka

Label: Fortuna Music
Released: 2016
Track listing: Lipka; Kuśtyk; Boże co władasz ;Prosi pan ojciec;Nie chcę cię kasiu; Obertas; Zośka; Bychawa; Lybedź; Idzi.

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JAZZ

Label: Fortuna Music
Released: 2016
Track listing: żebra żubra #1; cicha kuna #2; taniec wiewióra #3; homo naledi #4; resume (raz piąty) #5; for alice #6; adelajda #7; baba #8.

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: Tribute to Andrezej Przybielski Vol. 1

Read "Tribute to Andrezej Przybielski Vol. 1" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


If the Polish trumpeter and composer Andrzej Przybielski (1944-2011) was under-recognized in his native country, he has been all but unknown in the West. Though he had established his early career in traditional jazz groups, he later became a mythical figure on the Polish avant-garde jazz and free jazz scenes. Later in his career, Przybielski entered ...

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Maciej Fortuna: Zośka

Read "Zośka" reviewed by Anthony Shaw


Maciej Fortuna is obviously a power to be reckoned with on the Polish music scene, as not only the founder and director of Fortuna-music and a teacher in Poznan's Academy of Music but as a leading jazz trumpeter in the country. On this disc he has invited three stalwart American musicians to join him and together ...

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Jazz From Poland Vol. 1

Label: Fortuna Music
Released: 2015
Track listing: Maciej Fortuna: trumpet, piano (3); Krzysztof Dys: piano, fender rhodes; Jakub Mielcarek: double bass; Przemysław Jarosz: drums.

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Maciej Fortuna Acoustic Quartet: Jazz From Poland Vol. 1

Read "Jazz From Poland Vol. 1" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Polish composer and trumpeter Maciej Fortuna--a law school graduate and a PhD of performing arts--distributes his time as a session musician, multiple group leader and lecturer at The Academy of Music in Poznan, Poland. Fortuna has been exploring the frontiers of jazz for some time with successful efforts in electronica, free improvisation, ethnic derivatives and acoustic ...

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The Last of Beboppers

Label: Fortuna Music
Released: 2014

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Electroacoustic Transcription of Film Music by Krzysztof Penderecki

Label: Fortuna Music
Released: 2013
Track listing: Trambambula #1; Chaos and its Opposite #2; Coco Assassin #3; Our Plateau #4; Nature of Microtones #5; The Shortest Way #6; No Fugu #7; Malaguena #8; Passacaille #9; White Horse #10; Plankton #11; Holidays in Saragossa #12; Interflow #13.


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