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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

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Kuba Wójcik

Kuba Wójcik – guitarist & composer. He’s always looking for new forms of expression. Founder and leader of Minim feat. Sainkho, Kuba Wójcik’s Threak (feat. Bruun and Davidsen), and Mad Ship. He played at festivals and clubs in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic and Poland. He was a member of the international program "You Me - Young Musicians play Europe". Graduated from Jazz Department in Music Academy in Gdańsk, and completed a scholarship at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He collaborated with such artist like: Rolf Kuhn, Peter Bruun, Nils Davidsen, and many others.

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Mateusz Smoczynski

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Mateusz Smoczyński, an internationally-acclaimed Polish jazz violinist, winner of Grand Prix of the Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Competition or 2017 Best Jazz Violinist award of the Jazz Forum European Magazine. A sought-after soloist and ensemble leader, considered one of the most multi-faceted Polish contemporary music composers. Co-founder of Atom String Quartet, leader of MS Quintet featuring pianist Jan Smoczyński, guitarist Konrad Zemler, double-bassist Wojciech Pulcyn with Michał Miśkiewicz on drums. He has collaborated with many renowned artists, Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Gil Goldstein, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Tomasz Stańko, Urszula Dudziak, Władysław “Adzik” Sendecki, Leszek Możdżer, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Anna Maria Jopek, and many others

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The Beat Freaks

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It was at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries that the first mentions of the „Difference Engine” - the progenitor of today's computers - appeared. No one had thought then that almost 200 years later it would fascinate four young artists from Szczecin (Poland), who would draw inspiration from the rich current of Steampunk culture.  Progressive visions straight from the era of steam engine and engineering development combined with musical sensitivity and lyricism create a mixture as surprising as it is thrilling. The rhythm that is the basis of existence and progress has become the starting point for the world of melodious stories and unbridled improvisations, to which the musicians of The Beat Freaks invite. The band was formed in 2014

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Marcin Wasilewski

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The trio is one of the brightest stars of the Polish jazz scene, recognised for their unique talent in blending tradition with contemporary sound. Marcin Wasilewski Trio is: Marcin Wasilewski, piano, (born 1975), Sławomir Kurkiewicz, double- bass, (born 1975) and Michał Miśkiewicz (born 1977) playing drums. The band combines the grand tradition of the challenging piano trio tenet and creates their own distinct sound in doing so. It is also one of the most consistently developing bands of the Polish music scene, and one that is very open to inspiration from the surrounding environment. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is considered one of the most acclaimed and unique jazz formations of its generation, and it has garnered recognition in its native Poland as well as abroad. In 2019, the band will celebrates 25 years of playing in an unwavering squad

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Tomasz Dabrowski

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Tomasz Dąbrowski is an award-winning Polish trumpeter and composer settled in Copenhagen, Denmark. With eight albums released under his own name and dozens of CDs as a co-leader and sideman, he is considered one of the most gifted trumpeters and composers in Europe. Tomasz has mostly been known for his work with groups TOM TRIO [ nominated to the FRYDERYK AWARD - Polish Music Industry Award], FREE4ARTS, his Japanese quartet AD HOC, string of concerts S-O-L-O: 30th Birthday / 30 Concerts / 30 Cities and projects with Tomasz Stańko, Tyshawn Sorey and Kris Davis, which received raving reviews internationally and created opportunities to tour all over Europe, North America and Asia

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Polish Jazz: Under The Surface

Read "Polish Jazz: Under The Surface" reviewed by Ian Patterson


The article was originally published in a special English edition of Jazz Forum magazine prepared for Jazzahead! 2018. It was the summer of 2002. A friend had just passed me a copy of Tomasz Stańko's latest CD on ECM—Soul Of Things, and was raving about the young trio backing the legendary trumpeter. In no ...

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White Grain of Coffee

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Label: Polish Jazz
Released: 2014
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Realium

Label: Polish Jazz
Released: 2005
Track listing: Realium 1; Realium 2; Realium 3; Realium 4; Realium 5; Realium 6; Realium 7; Realium 8.


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