Oliver Lake’s performance will be another festival highlight. The legendary American saxophonist, poet and composer gets his inspiration from many musical genres, including blues, R&B avant-garde and pop. This 73 year old is the founder of the storied World Saxophone Quartet.
In his solo project Wacław Zimpel reaches all the possible musical worlds he has been visiting for years with his various projects and bands, merging American minimal music, Indian ragas, jazz, and classical compositions. Using a looper, which enables to superimpose many musical threads, he builds multi-layered polyphonies that are […]
This year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn will be opened by Martin Küchen’s band, Angles 8 (14 October, Alchemia). The Swedish saxophonist is said to be one of Europe’s most extraordinary improvisers and an incredibly uncompromising musician.
MICHIYO YAGI Michiyo Yagi studied koto (traditional Japanese harp) under the very masters of the instrument. She currently collaborates with some of the finest improvisers from around the world. All of her projects focus on original compositions and innovative methods of articulation, which makes her a truly exceptional artist. Her […]
BARRY GUY A virtuoso of the double bass who employs a variety of both conventional and unorthodox techniques. He handles jazz with the same expertise he handles classical or contemporary music. Barry Guy graduated in double bass and composition from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. But even before graduating […]
Barry Guy’s long-awaited and somewhat mysterious new project could well be the most important performance of this year’s Kraków Jazz Autumn.
POLISH IMPROVISED MUSIC
Polish Improvised Music.
The best sounds don’t always come out of a prepared scenario. Musicians who boldly improvise with sound know this well. We will get to know these artists during a series of shows called Polish Improvised Music. It debuted in 2013 and was warmly received by the audience of Kraków Jazz Autumn, which is dedicated both to the stars of improvisation, and to promising newcomers. The Polish Improvised Music series focuses on the most intriguing initiatives and projects of Polish musicians. Get ready for three shows.
Two internationally-renowned Japanese musicians
+ two extraordinary French musicians
= electrifying new music for the world.
A combination of two projects in which Brötzmann has been involved in recent years. His collaboration with Steve Noble dates back to 2010. The German saxophonist united ranks with drummer Noble and double bassist John Edwards: the result of their work together, which began with a few electrifying shows at […]
A quartet in which the best of the New York and Amsterdam improvised scenes meet. Ab Baars and Ig Henneman have been collaborating since the late 90s. In was then, at the Controindicazioni festival in Rome, that they first had the idea of working together. Since then Baars (tenor saxophone, […]