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Jazztopad 2019

Read "Jazztopad 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Vincent Courtois Trio Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music, Mleczarnia Club Jazztopad Wroclaw November 21-24, 2019 On my arrival in Wroclaw, on the way to the reverend National Forum of Music (NFM), the first familiar face I met in the street was Mateusz Rybicki, a musician that has ...

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HANG EM HIGH

HANG EM HIGH is band from Switzerland, Austria, and Poland and includes: BOND - Two string bass, live electronics; LUCIEN DUBUIS - baritone sax, bass & contrabass clarinets; and ALFRED VOGEL - drums, pots & pans, junk percussion. Three unique characters with no boundaries. Hot like melted iron, cool as Clint Eastwood. Call it low-western-rock jazz-ambient punk with live electronics, whatever… HANG EM HIGH, that’s what we call it.. Festivals & Appearances (2013-2016): Shapeshifter Lab BROOKLYN, USA (2013)
Ujbuda Jazz BUDAPEST, HU (2013)
Jazzmeile Thüringen JENA, DE (2014)
Jazztopad Festival WROCLAW, PL (2014)
Jazzfestival SAALFELDEN, AT 2014
Jazz Goes To Town HRADEC KRALOVE, CZ (2015)
BeJazz Transnational BERN, CH (2016)
Jazz Im Goethe Garten LISABON, P (2016)

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Yola Wesolowska

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YOLA WESOLOWSKA - composer, singer, pianist, performer . She studied music at the University of Lodz, from which she graduated in 1980. Master's thesis written under the guidance of the great Polish music theorist Prof. Franciszek Wesolowski. She studied composition with prof. Bernard Pietrzak and classical singing with prof. Izabela Kobus. She completed postgraduate studies at the Academy of Music in Wrocław. Participation in competitions, festivals and concerts in Poland and abroad incl. Jazztoldtales Festival in Bologna, B. Okudzhava Festival in Moscow, Weimarrer Dreieck in Germany to name a few. As a composer collaborates with theatres incl

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Kamil Abt

Kamil Abt is a Polish-Australian jazz guitarist, composer, band-leader and arranger. He is a graduate of the prestigious Elder Conservatorium of Music and has been performing internationally – in Australia, Japan and Europe – for over twenty years. His musical career started in Australia, in Steve Mooney’s hard bop quintet, “Fifth House”. It was there that he also led his own jazz formations: Mosholu Parkway, Jazzyowski and SpeciaL K, also working with musicians such as Adam Page, Daniel J. Ross, Constantinos Koutsouliotas and John Wilson. In Japan he worked in renowned alto saxophone player Hiroshi Yaginuma’s quintet as well as with the Atsushi Matsunaga quartet, while also leading his own quartet

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Anna Rejda

Anna Rejda is a vocalist inspired by all forms of art. She studied singing at the faculty of Jazz and Popular Music at the Academy of Music in Katowice as well as French Horn at the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. Singularly sophisticated and refined, she leads her own groups as vocalist, arranger, composer and lyricist whilst also taking part in others’ musical projects, singing in various formats, ranging from duos to orchestras and Big Bands. She was a finalist at the International Jazz Vocalists’ Competition in Zamość (Poland) and a semi-finalist at the International Jazz Vocalists’ Competition at Lady Summertime in Finland

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Jazztopad 2017: Concerts In Living Rooms

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Jazztopad 2017: Concerts In Living Rooms Various homes Wroclaw, Poland November 25-26, 2017 You, dear reader, might have been to the occasional house concert, growing in popularity as these events are: but have you ever attended three in one afternoon, six over two days? Such was the ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazztopad Festival 2017

Read "Jazztopad Festival 2017" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music Jazztopad Festival Wroclaw, Poland November 21-26, 2017 Jazztopad is the yearly Jazz Festival of Poland's Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw. Wroclaw is a vibrant, hip, internationally oriented city that never sleeps, a city with character, lots of peculiar neighbourhoods, ...

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14. Jazztopad 2017

Read "14. Jazztopad 2017" reviewed by Nazim Can Isik


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Article: Interview

Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map

Read "Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map" reviewed by Ian Patterson


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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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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