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.

OLBRZYM I KURDUPEL + WILLI HANNE

OLBRZYM I KURDUPEL + WILLI HANNE

October 17, 2019

Minimalist duo Olbrzym i Kurdupel was formed in 2007 in Gdynia after a jam session, as a result of a joint musical quest of bassist Marcin Bożek and saxophonist Tomasz Gadecki. The musicians quickly earned the support of both the critics and the audience, who didn’t have to wait long […]

SWELL PROJECT –  RESIDENCY: FINAL CONCERT

SWELL PROJECT – RESIDENCY: FINAL CONCERT

October 9, 2019

Steve Swell has been an active member of the New York scene since 1975. He has performed and recorded with a wide range of jazz musicians, from legends such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to established avant-garde artists such as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, William Parker and Cecil Taylor. […]

GUSH & GUESTS (30 years on stage) – RESIDENCY

GUSH & GUESTS (30 years on stage) – RESIDENCY

November 28, 2018

What awaits us at the end of Krakow Jazz Autumn is a real improvisational feast – Mats Gustafsson will invite us to the thirtieth birthday of Gush! We will be in good company – the trio Gustafsson /Sandell /Strid will be joined in celebration by a group of intriguing friends […]

REDDEER

REDDEER

November 20, 2018

Fay Victor was born in New York and began her career there, but in 1995 she decided that it was time to shake things up in her musical environment and moved to the Netherlands, where she created two solo albums. In 2003, she returned to New York and founded the […]

SAX RUINS & D.U.D.S. ( Special KJA)

SAX RUINS & D.U.D.S. ( Special KJA)

November 19, 2018

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/ KRAKOW IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

KAJA DRAKSLER OCTET/ KRAKOW IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA

November 15, 2018

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 TRIO

PETER EVANS TRIO

November 13, 2018

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 // McPhee / Edwards / Kugel

All Included // McPhee / Edwards / Kugel

October 20, 2018

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 […]

FOR TO END YET AGAIN – residence

FOR TO END YET AGAIN – residence

October 11, 2018

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.

LIŪDAS MOCKUNAS / RAFAŁ MAZUR / RAYMOND STRID

LIŪDAS MOCKUNAS / RAFAŁ MAZUR / RAYMOND STRID

December 1, 2017

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.