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.
Łukasz Rychlicki and Paweł Szpura, two-thirds of the band Lotto, will dig into Albert Ayler’s archives. Instead of playing covers though, they will draw inspiration from Ayler’s poignant compositions. The saxophonist Albert Ayler isn’t as widely recognizable in Poland as, let’s say, Ornette Coleman. Still, Ayler’s influence on free jazz […]
Gerard Lebik is a composer, experimental musician, creator of sound installations and urban interventions. He has worked with, among others, Eryck Abecassis, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Rob Mazurek, Keith Rowe, Satoko Fujii, Brian Labycz, Hernani Faustino, Gabriel Ferrandini, Noritaka Tanaka, Bettina Wenzel and Red Trio. This graduate of Wrocław’s Karol Lipiński […]
In mid-November, during the Polish Improvised Music series, we will get a chance to meet a band that formed in early 2015 and immediately aroused the interest and expectations of music lovers. All three Wójciński brothers finally joined forces in one group: Ksawery on double bass, Maurycy on the trumpet, and Szymon on piano. Krzysztof Szmańda joins them behind the drumkit.
Inspired by Jazz music from the 1930’s and 1950’s, the US-based jazz band Ari Roland Quartet, which comprises of Ari Roland, Chris Byars, Zaid Nasser and Keith Balla, performed at the Krakow Jazz Autumn . Ari Roland (bass) was born and raised in New York City. He began playing bass […]
The November leg of Krakow Jazz Autumn will be kicked of by Mats Gustafsson and the Nu Ensemble (6,7,8 November).