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Marcin Masecki

Marcin Masecki has become one of the most creative and original musicians of the new generation, recording and performing as a member of a jazz ensemble, but also as a performer of avant-garde and pop music. He has founded and co-founded a number of successful musical projects and groups over the first decade of the 21st Century. He took his first piano lessons as a child, and got interested in jazz around the same period. In 1997, while he was attending musical secondary school he joined the band Alchemik, lead by saxophonist Grzegorz Piotrowski. In 1998, the band won the main price at the Jazz Hoeilaart festival in Brussels, where Masecki was also acclaimed as best solo performer

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56th Jazzaldia Festival

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56th Jazzaldia Festival Various venues Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain July 21-25, 2021 This was the 56th edition of the Jazzaldia Festival in Donostia/San Sebastián, the capital of Gipuzcoa province in the Pais Vasco region on the north coast of Spain. With a population of roughly 200,000, and popularity as a tourist ...

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12 Points Festival 2019

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Bimhuis 12 Points Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands September 25-28, 2019 Jazz, as a diverse and heterogeneous field by nature, is represented at each 12 Points edition by young musicians and groups (age 35) with a strong artistic profile and solid and attractive performance capabilities. The festival represents in a nutshell what the ...

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Grzegorz Tarwid

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Grzegorz Tarwid – pianist and composer. He gathered experience from many masters of Polish pianism: first from the veteran of traditional jazz Wojciech Kamiński, then Andrzej Jagodziński and Michał Tokaj. He moved then to Copenhagen to study and be inspired by the Danish free school: Jacob Anderskov and Carsten Dahl. He has also performed recently in Cologne, Germany where he played with Just Another Foundry trio and distinguished bassist, Robert Landfermann. He has toured with Zbigniew Namysłowski, Kazimierz Jonkisz, Albert Beger, but also with Maciej Obara and Tomasz Dąbrowski

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Intervista a Corrado Beldì, Direttore Artistico di NovaraJazz

Read "Intervista a Corrado Beldì, Direttore Artistico di NovaraJazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Tra i festival nazionali NovaraJazz sta sempre più guadagnandosi un posto di rilievo, vuoi per l'originalità delle proposte artistiche, spesso arricchite da produzioni originali, vuoi per il modo singolare in cui vengono realizzati gli spettacoli, disseminati nel tessuto cittadino e negli spazi naturali che lo circondano. Abbiamo intervistato uno dei direttori artistici, Corrado Beldì, per sapere ...

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Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map

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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 ...

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

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 ...

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Article: Live Review

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 ...

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Jazztopad 2014

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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 ...

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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 ...


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