The Polish jazz scene has always had a long list of great musicians. That hasn’t changed and today’s Polish jazz, as well as encompassing traditional, modern, and avant-garde strands, is led by some serious young talent.
This week Dan is blown away after hearing the Atom String Quartet performing live. It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last either.
World famous music stars will grace the 5th edition of the Katowice Kultura Natura festival, which will be held in the southern Polish city of Katowice on May 10-19.
A doctor by training, Komeda invented modern jazz in Poland in the 50s, when the country was completely isolated from Western music, and was on the verge of international recognition with his compositions for Roman Polański’s early films.
Adam Bałdych is a virtuoso with amazing technique, but what makes his music unique is its depth and lyricism. He also continually crosses the border between jazz and classical. Like there is no border.
In this week’s column, Dan takes a look at ‘Polka’ jazz and its growing reputation internationally.
This week, Dan delves into a fusion of jazz and classical as one of Poland’s best jazz pianists Włodek Pawlik tackles the ‘daddy of Polish opera’,Stanisław Moniuszko
The album draws upon an eclectic mix of influences, distilling traditional with modern jazz and lacing it with the sounds of Polish jazz from the 1960s and 70s. But it also comes with hints of contemporary music from a crowd as diverse as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and Led Zeppelin.
Collaborating with some of the world’s greatest directors, the famed cinematographer raked up an impressive catalogue of awards and recognition over his life.
To help celebrate the big day (October 22nd), TFN’s Jacek Borowski caught up with the legendary jazz vocalist to chat about music, love and happiness.