POLONKA

POLONKA

November 29, 2019

The trio Polonka set themselves a seemingly impossible task: to combine ethnic music from as many countries as possible. They are inspired by rhythms from regions of Poland, Africa and the Caucasus, while improvising and drawing on the avant-garde.

Krakow Improvisers Orchestra & BARTOSZ NALEPA

Krakow Improvisers Orchestra & BARTOSZ NALEPA

November 28, 2019

Krakow Improvisers Orchestra is a collective well known to lovers of improvised music, especially to the regulars of Krakow Jazz Autumn. The audience will surely remember their collaboration with Japanese piano virtuoso Satoko Fujii two years ago. This group of experimenters brings together musicians from many worlds – those with […]

STRYCHARSKI / MAJEWSKI / WÓJCIŃSKI

STRYCHARSKI / MAJEWSKI / WÓJCIŃSKI

November 21, 2019

This project of three supremely talented representatives of the Polish jazz scene is to a large extent a result of a joint performance in 2014, which gathered a large group of musical personalities during the Warsaw Ad Libitum festival. It was the Ad Libitum Ensemble led by pianist Augusti Fernandez […]

SATOKO FUJII/JOE FONDA

SATOKO FUJII/JOE FONDA

November 17, 2019

Hailed as one of the most creative free jazz pianists of our time, Japanese composer Satoko Fujii is a figure who needs no introduction to fans and regulars at Krakow Jazz Autumn. She has performed in Krakow many times, enchanting the audience each and every time. Her memorable concerts with […]

JOËLLE LÉANDRE QUARTET //  LÉANDRE 2–DAY RESIDENCY: DAY 1

JOËLLE LÉANDRE QUARTET // LÉANDRE 2–DAY RESIDENCY: DAY 1

November 6, 2019

Joëlle Léandre is a complete and uncompromising bass player. Her playing is characterized by outstanding instrumental technique, unlimited imagination and great charisma. She studied at the Conservatoire de Paris and later at the Center for the Arts in Buffalo. Giacinto Scelsi and John Cage composed music for her. Léandre was […]

THE YOUNG MOTHERS

THE YOUNG MOTHERS

November 4, 2019

This American band may turn out to be the biggest surprise of the festival. They combine jazz, noise, hip hop, electronics and African music, often in just one song.

BALLISTER

BALLISTER

October 28, 2019

“The trio of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love has the capacity to annihilate ears, but the art here is the manner in which they run their race” writes Mark Carroto at All About Jazz. This freejazz power trio met for the first time in a […]

WIĘCEK & GAWĘDA QUINTET FEAT. RALPH ALESSI

WIĘCEK & GAWĘDA QUINTET FEAT. RALPH ALESSI

October 22, 2019

JazzTimes calls his music “as clean and airy and sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern progressive jazz gets”. Ralph Alessi, son of trumpeter Joe Alessie and opera singer Maria Leone, was born in San Francisco, California. His older brother, Joseph Alessi, is a classic trombonist and his wife, Liz Alessi, plays […]

Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival 2019

Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival 2019

October 17, 2019

“Jazz isn’t style. It’s a way of thinking,” said Ken Vandermark once. This is the best motto for the 14th edition of the Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival, which will echo the achievements of contemporary music, rock and noise, but always filtered through the unique sensitivity of improvised music.