During this year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn we will yet again get the chance to see one of the world’s best avant-garde percussionists – Tatsuya Yoshida. He’s been making music for over twenty years now, and managed to build a brand for himself as an unconventional, versatile artist with a unique […]
KAJA DRAKSLER OCTET The work of Slovenian pianist and composer Kaja Draksler (b. 1987) contains both simple songs and intricate compositions with a sophisticated and well thought out structure. In Krakow she will perform with an international – and intergenerational – octet. Draksler, at the age of 18, moved to […]
Peter Evans, a young New York-based improviser, has already proved his strong position in the world of avant-garde jazz. The Krakow audience had the opportunity to witness his performances on many occasions, for example during the series of performances with the Nu Ensemble in 2013, during the 8th edition of […]
ALL INCLUDED The sax virtuoso Martin Küchen (b. 1966) played drums in his youth, and then, at the instigation of his parents, he was forced to “choose” the flute. Attempts at controlling the rebellious young musician, however, thankfully brought the opposite effect. At 13, Küchen started singing in a rock […]
An audience favorite here at Krakow Jazz Autumn, Barry Guy will be returning yet again this year, with a new project and new ideas, as well as with an extensive lineup of musicians, even by the festival’s high standards.
The 12th edition of Krakow Jazz Autumn will come to a close with the performance of the Lithuanian-Polish-Swedish trio: Liudas Mockūnas, Rafał Mazur and Raymond Strid.
The faces of jazz lovers are sure to light up with joy at the sound of this band’s name. Those who haven’t heard of Nu Band need to know that it’s made up of veterans of jazz and improvised music. But that doesn’t mean they lack anything in energy or […]
Performances from duet Charlotte Hug/Lucas Niggli tend to be quite unpredictable. The Swiss born violinist and singer and the Cameroon born drummer are a match made in musical heaven. On stage, the madness simply sparkles. It’s a madness aimed at searching for new soundscapes – and that’s something that Krakow […]
The second November resident of Krakow Jazz Autumn will be none other than Ken Vandermark. The American saxophonist, clarinetist and animateur of the jazz and improvised music scene is a friend of the festival, and has build up quite a fanbase over the years.
Innovative and controversial. Founded in 2012, the trio LOTTO has garnered praise for their second album Elite Feline, which was hailed 2016’s album of the year by the influential Gazeta Wyborcza. As the website Nowa Muzyka aptly puts it, “What is characteristic of LOTTO’s work is a reduction of rock/jazz avant-garde […]
Yet another fascinating performance at this year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn will be Krakow Improvisers Orchestra’s collaboration with the Japanese composer and pianist Satoko Fujii.
The Swedish tubist Per-Åke Holmlander, when asked about what improvised music means to him, cites his countryman, the tragically deceased politician Olof Palme: “The art of improvisation is the reward of careful preparation.” And if anyone can practice this artform, it’s Holmlander. This leading figure among Swedish New Music improvisers will be this year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn’s first resident.