Mats Gustafsson, one of the most important improvisers of his generation in the eyes of many critics, is coming to Krakow at the head of the twelve person orchestra. Gustafsson has played on the Krakow festival stage many times; with the saxophone, star formation, Sonore and renowned band, The Thing. This year, he is here with a select formation, not seen nor heard for almost a decade on the international scene, the NU Ensemble.
From its very inception, Krakow Jazz Autumn has not only featured stars of the international improvisation scene and provided a stage for the most interesting phenomena in this genre from around the world, but has also served as a forum at which particularly promising artists on the Polish scene have an opportunity to show what they’re capable of.
Autumn is nearing and with it the Krakow Jazz Autumn, a festival that in its 7 years of existence has established itself one of the most important festival scenes not only in Europe but around the world. Some of the most versatile and dynamic musicians of the improvised music scene today have starred at the festival, with Peter Brötzmann, Anthony Braxton, Barry Guy and Ken Vandermark taking the lead, giving both concerts and also as artists-in-residence.
Prepared, composed and arranged for by Ken Vandermark in 2007, the Resonance project was one of the most important events in improvised music, broadly conceived, in Europe.
Photographic record from the Mikołaj Trzaska Solo concert, which took place on 7 October 2012 at the Alchemia club. Photos taken by Krzysztof Penarski.
Photographic record of the concert given on 28 October 2012. Alchemia club, Poland. Photos taken by Krzysztof Penarski.