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 […]
“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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.