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Sylwester Ostrowski & Jazz Forum Talents Release New Album Jammin’ With KC

Sylwester Ostrowski & Jazz Forum Talents Release New Album Jammin’ With KC

Sylwester Ostrowski and Jazz Forum Talents' new album Jammin With KC featuring Bobby Watson, Logan Richardson and Keyon Harrold is available today under the recording label Agora. Fans can enjoy the music on YouTube and Spotify. Jamming with KC is a postcard from jny: Kansas City. This momentous album results from the Polish Jazz musicians' expedition ...

Sylwester Ostrowski

Sylwester Ostrowski – jazz saxophonist, composer, music producer and The Jazz Brigade bandleader from Szczecin City, Poland. Sylwester builds cultural connections globally with jazz. To date, he has three albums; the latest being In Our Own Way, where he takes on cultural exchange, bringing a fusion of American and Polish jazz, the classical music of Frederic Chopin, and traditional music of Poland and Japan. As an accomplished tenor saxophonist, bandleader, producer, composer and a jazz leader, Sylwester pays tribute to the legacy of David Brubeck’s Quartet trip to Poland, behind the Iron Curtain, in 1958

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Sylwester Ostrowski New Song "Chiefs Kingdom" Available Now

Sylwester Ostrowski New Song "Chiefs Kingdom" Available Now

Sylwester Ostrowski, new single “Chiefs Kingdom" featuring Bobby Watson is available now. The music honors Kansas City, its Jazz legacy, and the 2020 Super Bowl Champions, the Chiefs. In this song, Ostrowski brings together two Kansas City legacies, Jazz and football. His team includes Jazz artists from three generations. He co-produced the music with Dominique Sanders ...

Confusion Project

Confusion Project is a jazz trio from Gdańsk, Poland, established in 2013. It has performed in various European countries, as well as Russia, Kazakhstan and China. According to critics, Confusion Project's music is considered to be a neoromantic approach to jazz fusion, with extensive compositions, strong melodies and complex rhythms. Confusion Project has released 3 albums so far, the third being a concept album entitled "Primal". PRIMAL is a suite divided into parts describing the journey of a lonely man who finds his true nature and primality in his contact with nature. It is a story about a man who has the courage to give vent to his dreams and instincts, and go into the unknown

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Tomasz Grzegorski Trio at Brudershaft, Gdansk

Read "Tomasz Grzegorski Trio at Brudershaft, Gdansk" reviewed by Martin McFie

Tomasz Grzegorski Trio Brudershaft Gdansk, Poland August 19, 2020 Gdansk (once Danzig) has been affiliated with Germany and Russia but mostly with Poland through 1,000 years of history. Forty years ago, a young electrician in the Lenin Shipbuilding Yard in Gdansk started an independent union Solidarnosc--Solidarity, which eventually led to the ...

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4th Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

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4th Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition Cricoteka Museum, Kraków, Poland/Various international locations on-line July 8-10, 2020 When the fanfare and drum roll had died down the big moment arrived. After three days of on-line competition, the six finalists waited anxiously in front of their screens, in Israel, The USA, Austria, ...

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Joachim Mencel

Joachim Mencel – pianist, lyricist (hurdy-gurdy player), composer, music producer, PhD – assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Krakow, decorated with, among others Silver Cross of Merit and Bronze Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis, called the “romantic of Polish jazz pianism” He graduated from the Jazz and Popular Music Department of the Music Academy in Katowice. He played, among others in the bands of Janusz Muniak (CD “Contemplation”), Andrzej Cudzich (CD “Simple Way”) and Nigel Kennedy. He regularly cooperates with the American clarinettist Brad Terrym (albums “All about spring”, “Colorado”, “Live in Fort Andross”)

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JazzArt Festival Katowice 2020 - Entering the times of streaming events

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Joanna Duda Miasto Ogrodów JazzArt Festival 2020 Katowice April 30, 2020 JazzArt Festival in Katowice, Poland, made its contribution to the annual international Jazz Day on April 30 with a live streamed performance by multifarious keyboardist Joanna Duda. Performing from her home (at Gdynia at the Baltic Sea) she utilized ...

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London Jazz Composers Orchestra 50 Year Anniversary

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London Jazz Composers Orchestra Alchemia and Manggha Museum Krakow, Poland March 6-8, 2020 Intro Fifty years and counting. One of the most important larger bands in European jazz, The London Jazz Composers Orchestra celebrated its golden anniversary over three days in Krakow which culminated in a triumphant performance of “Harmos." ...

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Aiskander

AISKANDER – a Polish avant-garde composer, as well as guitarist and music producer. His artistic pseudonym is the Arabic version of his real name (Iskander) preceded by the letter "A". He learned playing keyboard instruments and classical guitar, but his instrumental and composing skills were developed by the musician on his own. The artist performs mainly instrumental jazz-funk, avant-funk and art-pop. The willingness to improve the creative process inspired Aiskander to work on his own material. In mid-2009 Aiskander recorded his first solo album Tysięczna część radości. The opening songs Róża wiatrów, Fantazja and twelve other compositions woven around the melodic sound of a classical guitar announced the direction continued in the next two albums


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