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Brandee Younger Trio Gard Nilssens’s Supersonic Orchestra Kassa Overall Atom String Quartet Jesus Molina Natalie Tenenbaum Calderazzo - Patitucci - Weckl Linda May Han Oh Jan Garbarek 1.10 Gloria Campaner Trio Connie Han Ancient Instruments Orchestra Warsaw Chamber Opera Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense MACV Adam Makowicz Rafał Zapała Andrés Coll Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski Quartet Jazz Forum Machine Cécile McLorin Salvant Dhafer Youssef Marialy Pacheco & Omar Sosa Leszek Możdżer Chassol Mohini Dey Adam Bałdych Quintet & Paolo Fresu feat. Leszek Możdżer Chojnacki/Miguła Contemplations 5-ISH / cancelled Verneri Pohjola Quartet Daniel Herskedal Trio Leszek Możdżer Aga Derlak and guests Mariusz Patyra / MikhailRadunski / KiryłKeduk Marta Wajdzik Quartet "UrbSymphony” Michał Urbaniak / Leszek Możdżer / Marcin Pospieszalski / Michael Patches Stewart / Frank Parker / Poznań Opera House Orchestra conducted byKatarzyna Tomala-Jedynak Adam Palma & Tomas Celis Sanchez feat. Leszek Możdżer 
Andrei Kondakov Trio feat. Leszek Możdżer Omri Mor Trio 
Marcin Pater Trio feat. Leszek Możdżer 
Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa (Warsaw Village Band) feat. Leszek Możdżer Marilyn Mazur Special Quartet feat. Norma Winstone Marcin Wasilewski Trio feat. Adam Pierończyk / Arctic Riff Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet Michał Salamon / Lion's Gate Leszek Możdżer feat. Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra Isfar Sarabski / Leszek Możdżer Y-OTIS Mitch & Mitch Kasia Pietrzko Trio Lars Danielsson / Leszek Możdżer Paweł Kaczmarczyk Marcin Wasilewski Gloria Campaner Thomas Enhco Barbara Drążkowska SHMIB (Simultaneous Hybrid of Musical Improvisation and Bioart) Leszek Możdżer Kwadrofonik Piotr "Pianohooligan" Orzechowski Dieter Ilg Zohar Fresco Quartet Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra radio.string.quartet Oskar Tőrők Iva Bittova PREMIERE Leszek Możdżer / Dieter Ilg / Eric Allen SPECIAL PROJECT Leszek Możdżer / Iva Bittova / Oskar Torok Jakub Płużek Quartet Eric Allen
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  • Brandee Younger Trio
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    Brandee Younger Trio

    Brandee Younger - harp

    Rashaan Carter - bass

    Ele Howell - drums

    “No harpist thus far has been more capable of combining all of the modernharp traditions — from Salzedo, through Dorothy Ashby, through AliceColtrane — with such strength, grace and commitment.” - Ravi Coltrane, TheNew York Times “Younger has almost single-handedly made a persuasive
    argument for the harp’s role in contemporary jazz…” - The New York Times

    A leading voice of the harp, Brandee Younger recently made history at the2022 Grammy Awards as the first Black female solo artist nominated in theBest Instrumental Composition category for her song “Beautiful Is Black."The mesmerizing track is from her 2021 critically well-received major label
    debut album, Somewhere Different, that also received a 2022 NAACP ImageAward nomination for Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental.Over her career Ms. Younger has performed and recorded across countlessgenres with artists including John Legend, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Common,
    Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Ron Carter, and Charlie Haden.Additionally her original composition “Hortense” was featured in theNetflix Concert-Documentary, Beyoncé: Homecoming and in 2019 the tirelessmusician was selected to perform her original music as a featured performerfor Quincy Jones and Steve McQueens’ “Soundtrack of America.”Ms. Younger’s ability to seamlessly inject the harp into arrangements andvenues where it has historically been overlooked is a testament to her deep
    love for and exemplary command of the instrument. In addition toperforming, she is on the teaching artist faculty at New York Universityand The New School College of Performing Arts in New York City.

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  • Gard Nilssens’s Supersonic Orchestra
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    Gard Nilssens’s Supersonic Orchestra

    André Roligheten - tenor sax, bass saxophone, bass clarinet, percussion

    Eirik Hegdal - sopranino sax, C-melody sax, Bb clarinet, percussion

    Per ”Texas” Johansson - tenor sax, contrabass clarinet, Bb clarinet, percussion

    Jonas Kullhammar - tenor sax, baritone saxophone, percussion

    Mette Rasmussen - alto sax, percussion

    Maciej Obara - alto sax, percussion

    Signe Emmeluth - alto sax, percussion

    Thomas Johansson - trumpet, percussion

    Goran Kajfes - trumpet, percussion

    Erik Johannessen - trombone, percussion

    Guro Kvåle - trombone, percussion

    Petter Eldh - double bass, percussion

    Ole Morten Vågan - double bass, percussion

    Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - double bass, percussion

    Håkon Mjåset Johansen - drums, percussion

    Hans Hulbækmo - drums, percussion

    Gard Nilssen - drums, percussion

    Jørgen Brennhovd - sound design

    Gard Nilssen ́s Supersonic Orchestra is a dream coming true for me, with all of myabsolute favourite musicians on board! The lineup doesn’t need any further introduction,except the fact that all of them are great bandleaders and world class improvisers. Themusic is energetic, suggestive, dynamic, creative and explosive, inspired by OrnetteColeman, Fela Kuti, Alice Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Chris McGregor, Louis Moholo andCurtis Mayfield, with a lot of space and room for each musician to contribute with theirown voices!
    The bands debut album "if you listen carefully, the music is yours" got amazing reviews allover, and I’m beyond proud to present music from our second album «Family» for openears for the first time at the wonderful Enter festival in Poznan.

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  • Kassa Overall
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    Kassa Overall

    Kassa Overall - drums, vocals

    Bendji Allonce - congas

    Tomoki Sanders - soprano saxophone, percussion

    Matt Wong - keys

    Kassa Overall is a Grammy-nominated musician, emcee, singer, producer and drummer who melds avant-garde experimentation with hip-hop production techniques to tilt the nexus of jazz and rap in unmapped directions. He previously released four critically acclaimed projects: I THINK I’M GOOD, Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz, Shades of Flu and Shades of Flu 2.

    On ANIMALS, his Warp Records debut, Kassa pushes his kaleidoscopic, subversive vision further. He layers Roland 808s against avant-garde drumming in the vein of his mentors Elvin Jones and Billy Hart, the latter of whom he studied with at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Virtuoso musos appear alongside rap poets, including Danny Brown, Wiki, Lil B, and Shabazz Palaces. Top-flight jazz improvisation weaves in and out of orchestral string arrangements by Jherek Bischoff. The album’s diverse, all-star roster of collaborators includes several of his close friends, like vocalists Nick Hakim, Laura Mvula, Francis and the Lights, and jazz stars like Theo Croker and Vijay Iyer.

    ANIMALS pushes Kassa’s message further too, the title a loaded metaphor for the paradoxes of his life as an entertainer and as a black man in America. ANIMALS is the sound of an artist aware of the cost of embodying one’s natural self in the public eye, a deep reckoning with the two-sided truth that to perform one’s freedom for an audience can mean succumbing to life inside a cage.

    Critical praise for Kassa Overall

    “One of modern jazz music’s most audacious futurists”

    — Pitchfork

    “It's very rare that the jazz guys get the hip hop thing right, and Kassa Overall has done it. The Roots did it back in the day, A Tribe Called Quest did it, DOOM, Madlib, Dilla, Kassa.”

    — Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music)

    “Kassa is a pre-eminent style bender and blender, successfully juxtaposing genres through his production expertise and use of melodic and harmonic forms that deftly integrate the new with the old.”

    — Grammy-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington for The New York Times

    “Kassa Overall is not the first musician to address the boundaries between jazz and hip-hop, but he is among the most visionary in trying to erase them”

    — AllMusic

    “[Kassa’s] artistic arc is increasingly taking him into creative spaces without easy categorization.”

    — Afropunk

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  • Atom String Quartet
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    Atom String Quartet

    Dawid Lubowicz - violin

    Mateusz Smoczyński - violin

    Michał Zaborski - viola

    Krzysztof Lenczowski - cello

    Atom String Quartet is one of the most intriguing string quartets in the world, and also oneof the best Polish jazz bands. The group combines the capabilities of a string quartet withimprovisation in its broad sense. Its music output, besides jazz, shows sources of inspirationcoming from Polish folk, music of various regions of the world, also contemporary andclassical music.
    The quartet was established in Warsaw in 2010 and is created by the violinists: DawidLubowicz and Mateusz Smoczyński, the violist – Michał Zaborski and cellist – KrzysztofLenczowski. All musicians received a thorough classical education – they are graduates of theWarsaw Chopin University of Music. They all compose and successfully lead their own soloprojects. Since winning the Grand Prix of the 13th Bielska Zadymka Jazz Festival in 2011, theband constantly performs at the greatest Polish and international music stages.The group recorded seven original Records: FADE IN, PLACES, AtomSPHERE, SEIFERT,
    PENDERECKI, ESSENCE two of which (FADE IN AND PLACES) received the Polishmusic award “Fryderyk”.
    In 2023, Atom String Quartet signed an exclusive contract with the international record labelWarner Music, resulting in the 2-CD album UNIVERSUM, which consists of 4 multi-partstring quartets composed by each of the quartet's musicians. The album premiered in January2024.
    In March 2021, the Atom String Quartet together with pianist Hania Rani performed MaxRichter’s “Testament”. The composition commissioned by the Adam Mickiewicz Institutewas written and dedicated to performers as a tribute to Krzysztof Penderecki, who died in2020. The premiere of the piece was recorded by Polish Television’s Kultura Channel.The musicians of the Atom String Quartet are regularly invited to participate in recordingsessions of other musicians, they cooperate with the leading Polish and foreign artists andorchestras.

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  • Jesus Molina
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    Jesus Molina

    Jesus Molina - piano

    Guy Bernfeld - bass

    Roni Kaspi - drums

    Rock Choi - guitar

    Colombian Jazz Pianist, Singer & Saxophonist was born in Sincelejo, Colombia in 1996. Molina started playing saxophone at the age of 12 and three years later, at the age of 15, he decided to change instrument and only focus on piano.

    In 2016, Molina received the prestigous Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation®️ awardsthe Juan Luis Guerra Scholarship which included a music education at renowned Berklee College of Music with all expenses paid. Today he is one of the rising stars on the international Jazz Scene playing in the most importants stages in the world.

    Molina has been developing an unique style combining all his musical influences in early age such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Errol garner, Bill Evans, etc... Bringing a fresh sound to Jazz music with the young generation and different approaches to famous Jazz standards such as ''Spainby Chick corea'' or ''Night in Tunisiaby Dizzie Gillespie'' and so Many arrangements in a very sophisticated way.

    His First appearance at NAMM showin 2018in collaboration with Nord Keyboards took an important place to Molina's career due to several viral videos on social media about his performances

    Molina has worked and shared stages with artists such as Jesus Adrian Romero, Noel Schajris, Arturo Sandoval. Rudy Perez, Eric Marienthal, Gabriela Soto, Cory Henry, Randy Brecker, Carlitos del puerto, Randy Waldman, Zedd, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Campos, John Patitucci, Mike stern, Dave Weckl, Tom Brooks, Jordan Rudess, and many others.

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  • Natalie Tenenbaum
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    Natalie Tenenbaum

    Natalie Tenenbaum - Composer, Piano

    Is a critically-acclaimed composer, pianist, music producer/director and singer-songwriter. Graduate of the Juilliard School, Natalie has appeared as soloist and with orchestras in Israel, Europe, Asia and the US, performing in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Korea's National Theater, Jerusalem Music Center, Berlin's Konzerthaus, Madison Square Garden and Apollo theater; Natalie has premiered her original compositions at Carnegie Hall, Harvard University, Merkin Hall, The National Arts Gallery (NY), and Juilliard's Paul Hall.

    On Broadway, Natalie has created arrangements for the hit Broadway musical MEAN GIRLS, written by Tina Fey. Natalie also performed with David Byrne on Broadway in his show, AMERICAN UTOPIA for which she was the Associate Music Director.

    Natalie has co-written the musical plays BENJAMIN BUTTON (York Theater in NYC, "From Page To Stage" Festival- London, 2018), JULIET & JULIET (York Theater, NY), LITTLE BLACK DRESS (US & Canada Tour, 2018-2020), and has also written the score for John Guare's MORE STARS THAN THERE ARE IN HEAVEN (Tennessee Williams Festival, 2015). She has been featured in NBC's MAYA & MARTY as associate Music Director, performing with Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas & others.

    Natalie created and orchestrated arrangements for pianist Lang Lang’s most recent album release with the London Royal Philharmonic (Universal Media Group/DeustcheGrammophon/Disney) as well as another projectwith the Pentatonix for the Sony label.

    Other collaborations include a piano duo with Julian "J3PO" Pollack, music direction for Titus Burgess, The 8-Bit Big Band, Tori Kelly (2020 Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center) & more. Natalie is a Yamaha Artist and a Nord Artist. She has also recorded arrangements and original music for the Steinway Spirio R piano catalogue.

    Natalie recorded the album <<Solos // Duets>> with pianist/composer Eitan Kenner, which was released in 2023 under the La Reserve label. Her album, “Standard Repertoire, Vol. I” will be released in June 2024 under the Platoon label.

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  • Calderazzo - Patitucci - Weckl
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    Calderazzo - Patitucci - Weckl

    Joy Calderazzo - piano

    John Patitucci - bass

    Dave Weckl - drums

    What to say about this trio? Really difficult to write something, even looking for a name was difficult, their surnames are enough, strictly in alphabetical order, to feel a thrill and give goosebumps. Joey Calderazzo, John Patitucci and Dave Weckl will be touring Europe in May and June 2024 in the biggest festivals and theaters!

    Joy Calderazzo is one of the best pianists of his generation, having released thirteen albums as a leader. He boasts numerous collaborations with jazz music excellencies. John Patitucci has won two Grammy Awards and has been nominated for over fifteen Grammy nominations. Dave Weckl is considered one of the most influential and technically gifted jazz/fusion drummers of all time. He boasts collaborations with numerous artists, including George Benson, Chick Corea, Paul Simon and many others.

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  • Linda May Han Oh
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    Linda May Han Oh

    Linda May Han Oh - composer, acoustic/electric bass

    Will Vinson - alto saxophone

    Fabian Almazán - piano

    Ziv Ravitz - drums

    GRAMMY Award winning - Linda May Han Oh is a bassist/composer who has performed and recorded with artists such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen and Vijay Iyer.

    Originally born in Malaysia and raised in Boorloo (Perth), Western Australia, she has received many awards including a 2022 Deutscher Jazz Preis, 2nd place at the BASS2010 Competition, a semi-finalist at the BMW Bass competition and an honorary mention at the 2009 Thelonious Monk Bass Competition. She was voted the 2018-2021 Bassist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist’s Association, as well 2022 Bassist of the Year in Jazztimes. Linda also was voted 2019 Bassist of the Year in Hothouse Magazine and was the 2020 recipient APRA award for Best New Jazz Work. In 2023 she received the prestigious Herb Albert Award for music.

    Linda has had five releases as a leader which have received critical acclaim, her latest – a quintet album entitled The Glass Hours on Biophilia Records. Her latest commissions include “Littoral Tales” a solo piano piece in two movements for Gloria Cheng, and “Ephemeral Echoes” written for percussion trio and piano trio as well as “Mirrors and Shadows” written for piano and bass duo.

    Linda has written for large and small ensembles as well as for film, participating in the Sundance Labs at Skywalker Ranch and composing for several of sociologist/film maker Sabrina McCormick. Linda also composed and produced music for a collaborative film project with non-profit, “Hoperaisers” based in Korogocho, Kenya by film-maker Kizito Gamba and contributed music to his latest documentary “Calling the Shots” co-directed by Kore Abong about aspiring African women in the film-industry.

    Linda is currently Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music in the bass department and is also part of the Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice led by Terri Lyne Carrington. Linda was featured on bass in the 2020 Pixar movie "Soul" under the musical direction of Jon Batiste (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) alongside drummer Roy Haynes and was the model for the character in the film - bassist “Miho.”

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  • Jan Garbarek 1.10
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    Jan Garbarek Group

    The art of the flight of the bird

    Nothing is more difficult than what is simple. Jan Garbarek, age group 1947 has been trying for 60 years to make that which is difficult, simple, clear, evident. His music stems from many sources, one can discuss this point over a long period of time, he likes to get involved in it in an eloquent fashion. No explanations are necessary at this point where his music is at present and has been for some while. It is in its implicitness unmistakably idiosyncratic – original, where others are inventive.

    Garbarek has been working on his sound for half a century, he has hardened it, sharpened it like a Japanese smithy his steel for a Samurai sword, until he reached that triumphal unquestionability, which cuts into our mind. There is rigorous implacability in this. It overlooks those who only celebrate his „good sound”. Among others, the free, also wild improvisation of the Sixties and early Seventies with all its provocative potential belongs to Garbarek’s origins. He soon however noticed folk and art music of many cultures and, finally, strange and obvious the folklore of his own country of Norway. On his way around the world he discovered “the ‘most exotic’ music in my own backyard“. From the time that Coltrane fascinated him, Ayler, Sanders, Shepp from the free improvisation he distilled pure expression in a long process. In his saxophone sound his personality is so concentrated that it reveals itself at first go as is only with musicians like Johnny Hodges whom he so admires. Picasso is to be recognised by one stroke of the brush. In the wide spaces of sound which are produced by the incomparable drawn out lines of melody, Garbarek’s music gains a bitter clarity. Intensity instead of sentimentality. We can not hear Garbarek „erroneously“. He is, quite frankly, too coherent, too compelling, too evident as he invites us to our own connotations.

    The triumph of simplicity is only to be understood if we ponder on the way by which he got there: an elimination and evolutionary process, a long concentration and compression, compacting, not abstraction. Otherwise this music would be a ponderous game, a shell, and not the carnal sensation, which leaves us speechless.

    Jan Garbarek moved and moves in many ways: Bill Frisell, Keith Jarrett, Agnes Buen Garnås, Zakir Hussain, Anouar Brahem, The Hilliard Ensemble. His constant, his „organ sound“ in a way has for a long time been the „Jan Garbarek Group“, the Quartett with Yuri Daniel, Rainer Brüninghaus and Trilok Gurtu, the Indian Master Drummer . It is, when we do not associate „Gemütlichkeit“ with it, for him a kind of family: a union of confidants, that no-one must linger with the requisites and all energy concentrates on the basics only then create the space (pathetically said: the heaven) for Garbarek’s flights.

    „Atmosphere“ must not always be a negative conception in music. The Jan Garbarek Group provides, what else more beautiful could we expect from the Arts, the time and the listener a different aggregate state. Music is a foreign country. They do things differently there.

    Peter Rüedi

  • PASSACAGLIA Leszek Możdżer & Adam Bałdych 15.02
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  • Gloria Campaner Trio
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    Gloria Campaner Trio

    Gloria Campaner

    Venetian born pianist Gloria Campaner is regarded as one of the most interesting pianists of

    her generation and tours regularly worldwide.

    Recent highlights include tours in all the continents: Europe, China, Japan, South Africa, Armenia, Lebanon, USA, Israel, Latin America, India, Easter Island, and even Myanmar where she performed for a charity event in one of the first public concert after the end of the national dictatorship.

    Gloria’s charismatic musicianship and devotion for chamber music has created numerous artistic collaborations across the globe with musicians such as Johannes Moser, Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Michael Kugel, Sergei Krylov, Quartetto di Cremona, Azahar Ensemble, Borusan Quartet, Angela Hewitt, Igudesman & Joo, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Alessandro Carbonare, jazz musicians Leszek Mozdzer, Franco D’Andrea, Leszek Mozdzer, Stefano Bollani, to name a few and as well as with principal soloists of most prestigious orchestras (Berliner Philharmonic , La Scala Philharmony, National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera of New York).

    Gloria is also committed to artistic collaborations with contemporary composers: recent premières include works by Márton Illés, Jorg Widmann, Marcello Abbado, Giovanni Sollima and Vittorio Montalti.

    Her debut CD featuring solo piano works by Schumann and Rachmaninov was released by EMI in 2013; in 2017 she recorded Rachmaninov 2nd Piano Concerto with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai Orchestra and M° Valcuha (Warner) followed by a CD project dedicated to Schumann Kinderszenen and Piano concerto in A min, recorded with Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro La Fenice and John Axelrod (nomination ICMA 2020). In June 2021 has been released a CD dedicated to Chopin’s 24 Préludes op.28 (Warner) and in 2022 a CD with Beethoven's Fifth Concerto for piano and orchestra together with the Canova Chamber Orchestra and Enrico Pagano conducting (MM/ Sony Music, ICMA Nominations 2023).

    During the last seasons she has also participated in prestigious interdisciplinary and educational projects, among which we recall the show lesson "Ludwig van Beethoven: 5 things to know about his music" with Alessandro Baricco and the Canova Orchestra conducted by Enrico Pagano; the project debuted in the prestigious setting of the Arena di Verona and repeated at the Teatro Comunale in Ferrara in streaming for all schools in Italy on Beethoven's birthday.

    In 2021, for Lingotto Musica, Gloria has created, together with Alessandro Baricco, "The best years of our lives", six meetings in which music and literature lead us through our history; Alessandro Carbonare, Enrico Dindo, Sergey Krylov were involved in the project, under the direction of Luca Scarzella. Also noteworthy is "Astor" concert that Gloria performed with Alessandro Carbonare and Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi at Expo Dubai; the event , dedicated to Astor Piazzolla, toured in Italy and abroad.

    In June 2022 a project conceived by Gloria Campaner in June 2022 turned into the first edition of the "Fiesta" festival dedicated to music education during which creative writing workshops, theater workshops, body disciplines, artistic performances and lectiones magistrales were held in the beautiful setting of Villa Carlotta (Como).

    Gloria is deeply involved in charity, social, human rights, education and music-awareness projects around the world.

    In 2019 she also founded her own educational project named C# See Sharp: a creativity workshop for young musicians and performing artists.

    Gloria was named European Ambassador for Culture (2010-2011) and in 2014, she was awarded a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

    In 2018 Gloria Campaner guest piano professor at Nelson Mandela University of Port Elizabeth (South Africa).

    Alessandro Carbonare,

    born in Desenzano del Garda (Italy), is the principal clarinet of the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome since 2003. Prior to this, for 15 years he lived in Paris where he served as principal clarinet of the Orchestre National de France. Carbonare was awarded many international music competitions around the world, Alessandro Carbonare, born in Desenzano del Garda (Italy), is the principal clarinet of the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome since 2003. Prior to this, for 15 years he lived in Paris where he served as principal clarinet of the Orchestre National de France. Carbonare was awarded many international music competitions around the world, among others, Geneva in 1990, Prague in 1991, Toulon in 1991, ARD Munich in 1991 and in 1992, and Paris in 1992.among others, Geneva in 1990, Prague in 1991, Toulon in 1991, ARD Munich in 1991 and in 1992, and Paris in 1992. His concerto appearances include the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the National Orchestra of Spain, the Oslo Philarmonic Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, the Bayerischer Rundfunk Munich, the Wien the Sinfonietta, the Orchestre National de France, the Berlin Radio Orchestra and all major Italian orchestras. As principal clarinet Carbonare also performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Personally invited by Claudio Abbado, he played with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and under him has live-recorded the Mozart clarinet concerto K622 for Deutsche Grammophon, which won the 49th Record Academy Awards 2013. Many other recordings are available, such as “Alessandro Carbonare, the Art of Clarinet” for Decca. Alessandro Carbonare plays not only classical music but also Jazz and Klezmer on several occasions and with different high caliber musicians. He is an active member of FESNOJIV in Venezuela, teaching music for free to hundreds of poor young people in Caracas. He often works together with many famous musician friends, such as Leonidas Kavakos, Pinkas Zuckerman, Alexandre Lonquich, Lang Lang, Martha Argherich, Paquito D'Riveira, Luis Sclavis, Enrico Pieranunzi, and Stefano Bollani. Carbonare is professor at Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome and during summer courses at Accademia Chigiana di Siena.

    Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi

    was born in Atessa on December 26th 1980. He began studying the accordion at the age of nine and, later on, he took on the bandoneon. From 1993 to 2001 he studied at the “F. Fenaroli” Civic Music school in Lanciano (CH, Italy) with M° C. Calista and with M° Cesare ChiacchiareOa. In 2007 he graduated with a first-class degree at the “S.Cecilia” Academy of Music in Rome, Italy. He has aOended specializaVon courses in Italy and abroad with J. Mornet, W. Zubitsky, A. L. Castaño, C. Rossi, Y. Shishkin. Brilliant performer with refined musicality, he has won many naVonal and internaVonal compeVVons and he has been invited in England, France, Belgium, CroaVa, Serbia, Germany, the U.S.A., Poland, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland, Hungary, Canada, Armenia, Russia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Turkia, Libano, Belarus and China; he performed at Montreal Jazz FesVval, FesVval di San Remo; he performed with many refined Orchestra such as Orchestra dell'Arena di Verona, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana for the New Year Concert at Teatro Comunale in Florence, with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana in Concerto per la Vita e per la Pace (Concert for Life and Peace), worldwide broadcast by RAI in Bethlehem On June 1st 2011 he performed at the Arena of Verona together with Erwin SchroO during the fesVviVes for the 150th anniversary of rhe Italian unificaVon. Together with Erwin SchroO and Anna Netrebeko he toured in the most important ciVes in Germany, England and Denmark. In 2005 he collaborated with the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and the Symphony FoundaVon "Petruzzelli" of Bari to produce the Opera "Ascesa e Caduta della CiOà di Mahagonny" by Kurt Weill directed by M° J. Webb. He was invited several Vmes at the TV show Domenica In (RAI 1) and played with the RAI Orchestra conducted by Pippo Caruso. He recorded the soundtrack for the film “Caos Calmo” by Nanni Morej and in 2009 the soundtrack for the film “Italians” by Giovanni Veronesi, both soundtracks are composed by Paolo Buonvino. On 25th May 2009 he played at the Colosseo (Rome) with M° Andrea Bocelli, Angela Gheorghiu and Andrea Griminelli with the Abruzzo Symphony Orchestra. The event, worldwide broadcast, was in aid of the earthquake vicVms in Abruzzo. In 2014 he was protagonist in the producVon of the "Verdi Dance" choreographed by Misha van Hoecke at the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome.

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  • Connie Han
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    Connie Han

    Connie Han - piano

    Bill Wysaske - drums

    Ryan Berg - bass

    In just the few short years since her emergence, pianist Connie Han has tackled the pantheon of jazz with her own fiery contemporary style, managing to shake up a staid jazz scene with her meteoric rise and compelling musical voice. While the lineage of jazz masters such as Mulgrew Miller, McCoy Tyner and Kenny Kirkland has deeply influenced her, Han has sought much further back to find the spiritual kinship that inspired her stunning new album, Secrets of Inanna – millennia, in fact, all the way to the Sumerian mythology of ancient Mesopotamia. Due out September 23 on Mack Avenue Records, the album finds Han taking a daring leap forward by embodying the brazen courage and charisma of Inanna, the goddess of love, sensuality, fertility and war.

    Han says, “Beloved by her people as the Queen of Heaven and Earth, she represents a shining beacon of femininity, grace, and poise. This multifaceted goddess is self-assured in her unabashed pride, sexual conquests and audacity. Belligerent and feisty, Inanna stops at nothing to achieve her objectives as a passionate woman with an iron resolve and insatiable lust for power.”

    A deity possessing such complex and powerful characteristics deserves an homage that is equally rich and vivid, and Han has more than done her justice with Secrets of Inanna. The music was conceived and written in partnership with the pianist’s longtime producer and drummer, Bill Wysaske, and features bass great John Patitucci and veteran tenor saxophonist Rich Perry, with contributions by Katisse Buckingham on alto flute and piccolo. Deploying just these brilliant musicians in varying configurations and imaginative arrangements, Han and Wysaske conjure a wide spectrum of moods and emotions for their epic journey.

    Secrets of Inanna largely draws inspiration from The Descent of Inanna, the ancient Sumerian epic detailing the goddess’ journey into the underworld from her domain in heaven. Along the way she must confront her older sister Ereshkigal, the Dark Queen of the Underworld, and thereby her own inner darkness; in the process she is killed and reborn as the Morning Star, eventually to be echoed in later tales of Venus, Ishtar and Aphrodite.

    Realizing the complexity and profound emotions this music called for, Wysaske called upon John Patitucci and Rich Perry as ideal collaborators. The bassist has worked with virtually every major name in the jazz pantheon, including long-lasting, essential relationships with Chick Corea, Herbie Hanco*ck and Wayne Shorter. Perry’s instantly recognizable tenor sound has graced the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Vanguard Jazz Orchestra for four and a half decades, alongside work with the likes of Chet Baker, Paul Bley, Fred Hersch and the Maria Schneider Orchestra.

    “There was instantly a beautiful chemistry with the four of us,” Wysaske says. “The beauty of improvised music is that you're relying on the expertise, the power and the experience of everyone, and at any given moment anything could happen. And I think we got so many great moments with John and Rich. With Patitucci's virtuosity and rhythmic precision and Rich Perry’s enveloping sound and utter sophistication, they really brought their experience and veteran sound to the table.”

    Wysaske’s singular approach to composition is illuminated by the album’s lush opening track, “Prima Materia.” The title refers to the primeval elements from which the universe was formed – and to which Inanna is reduced by her sister in order to be reborn as Queen of Heaven. The ethereal texture created by alto flute, piccolo, and Han doubling on Rhodes and piano hints at the wonder and mystery comprising the essential material of creation. The instrumentation returns for the album’s closer, “Enki’s Gift.”

    While Wysaske’s compositions embody the light and beauty of Inanna, Han’s writing explores the darkest depths of Inanna’s soul. This juxtaposition is made clear through Han’s sinister voice as a composer on originals such as “Ereshkigal of the Underworld” — a bracing portrait of the Dark Queen, and “Gilgamesh and the Celestial Bull” – an intrepid display of dexterity between Han and Wysaske that underscores the destruction of Uruk as told by the Epic of Gilgamesh.

    Perry’s lyrical brilliance is gorgeously displayed on “Vesica Piscis,” a captivating duet with Han. “Rich is a one-in-a-million tenor player,” Wysaske hails. “There are plenty of moments throughout this album where Connie just unloads the tank when it comes to her strength and technique and musicianship. But on this one she just creates all of this beautiful real estate for Rich Perry to luxuriate in. I’ve never heard anything like it.”

    Wysaske himself gets a few moments in the spotlight for the solo piece “Ninshubur’s Lament,” a prelude to his joyous waltz “Wind Rose Goddess.” In addition to their original compositions, Han and Wysaske chose a pair of thematically appropriate cover tunes: Rodgers Grant’s “Morning Star,” originally recorded by Hubert Laws in 1972, and Chick Corea’s “Desert Air,” from his landmark album with Gary Burton, Crystal Silence.

    Inanna’s adventures constitute a classic hero’s journey, a structure that reverberates through countless mythological traditions to the blockbusters of modern-day popular culture. On a more intimate scale it also resonates with the artistic struggle, which Han quickly seized upon while reading the epic story.

    The pianist explains, “I firmly believe that to create art with substance and quality, the artist must sacrifice a portion of her soul — physically, mentally and spiritually. That to create something truly beautiful, the artist must delve into the savage darkness that lives inside us all. To me, The Descent of Inanna serves as a perfect allegory to this universal struggle among creative artists. Inanna paid the ultimate sacrifice of her own life in the underworld — all to confront her inner demons to become a whole and complete being.”

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  • Ancient Instruments Orchestra Warsaw Chamber Opera Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense MACV
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    Ancient Instruments Orchestra Warsaw Chamber Opera

    Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense

    The first early music ensemble in Poland was founded by Stefan Sutkowski in 1957. From the beginning, its members set themselves the goal of popularising the newly discovered valuable records of Polish music. In 1961, these musicians became the founding members of the Warsaw Chamber Opera. The artists have studied and perfected their skills under the guidance of best experts on playing historical instruments in Europe. Furthermore, they also participate in numerous international concert and recording projects. Performing together with the finest ensembles specialised in early music performance gives today’s musicians of MACV the opportunity to come into contact with new trends in this area.

    In 2017, the orchestra has worked with such renowned artists as Benjamin Bayl, Paul Esswood, José Maria Florêncio, Friedrich Haider, Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pilch, Władysław Kłosiewicz, Wieland Kuijken, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Zbigniew Pilch, Hubert Rutkowski, Jana Semerádová, Marcin Sompoliński, Lilianna Stawarz, Marco Vitale and Marek Toporowski, Paul McCreesh, Michał Maciaszczyk, Dirk Vermeulen who through common cooperation influenced the ensemble’s current artistic level.

    The stage-repertoire of MACV includes, among others: first preserved opera Euridice by Jacopo Peri, all preserved operas by Claudio Monteverdi, English operas by John Blow and Henry Purcell; French operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Philipp Rameau and late baroque operas by Alessandro Scarlatti, Johann Adolf Hasse and Georg Friedrich Handel. The operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are particularly important items in the repertoire of the MACV orchestra, which is certainly one of the few early instrument ensembles in the world with all the stage works of this composer in its current repertoire. MACV also performs early Romantic music, with particular focus on such composers as Stanisław Moniuszko and Gioacchino Rossini.

    In 2019, the orchestra has begun working with exceptional personalities of jazz music: Krzysztof Herdzin, Andrzej Jagodziński, Marcin Masecki, Leszek Możdżer – which resulted in the series Jazz with MACV with concerts and recordings of unprecedented interpretative value. The originator of the series is the director of the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Alicja Węgorzewska-Whiskerd.

    Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense has been on a number of foreign tours and participated in prestigious international festivals, always meeting with the warm reception of critics and music lovers. In autumn 2019, a tour of Japan (including Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Olympus Hall Hachioji, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Maebashi Culture Hall) with operas by W.A. Mozart was very enthusiastically received by the audience and reviewers. The performance of J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion conducted by Michał Maciaszczyk held in the famous concert hall of the Vienna Music Society (Wiener Musikverein) in April 2022 turned out to be a great success. In February 2023, during which the Viennese audience listened to the 88th Symphony in G major by Joseph Haydn and the 7th Symphony in A major by Ludwig van Beethoven. Both performances were conducted by Michael Maciaszczyk.

    Between 2021-2022, Ancient Instruments Orchestra of the Warsaw Chamber Opera made a series of recordings, of which the following deserve a special project Jazz with MACV: Krzysztof Herdzin, Jazz with MACV: Marcin Masecki and Overtues by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart under the direction of concertmaster Radosław Kamieniarz. In addition, the album Christmas Carols with MACV was also released featuring unique versions of Polish Christmas carols in unusual arrangements by Krzysztof Herdzin based on well-known classical music motifs.

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  • Adam Makowicz
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    Adam Makowicz

    Adam Makowicz was born of Polish parents in Czechoslovakia, in 1940, and raised in Poland since the age of six. Educated in classical music initially by his mother, a pianist and a singer, then attended music schools in Rybnik, Katowice and Krakow until the age of sixteen, when he discovered JAZZ through the Willis Conover’s “Music USA-Jazz Hour” broadcasts. The rhythm and freedom of improvisation in this music fascinated him so much that Jazz claimed his whole interest and devotion from that time on. His parents insisted that he become a classical pianist, his school did not allow him to play “that music”, since jazz was then considered illegitimate, decadent music, so he left home and school to be able to play jazz. ” After two years of homeless, hand-to-mouth existence, he found an “underground’ jazz club in Krakow, where I played, practiced or thought about jazz 24 hours a day”, he says.

    Learning first by listening closely to the broadcasts and rare recordings of such greats like Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Fats Waller, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Teddy Wilson, Bill Evans, Benny Goodman, and many others, Makowicz developed his own inimitable style and technique. His hard work, passion and dedication eventually paid off as his performances and recordings, that he began making in the mid-sixties, brought him a great deal of popularity and critical acclaim.

    By the time he was invited by John Hammond to New York, for a 10-week engagement and the recording of the solo album called “Adam” by CBS Columbia in 1977, the pianist had performed worldwide and had already made 26 albums, earning the votes of the “Jazz Forum” magazine readers as Europe’s # 1 Jazz Pianist for six years in row.

    In 1978 he received a longer contract, which allowed him to fulfill his dream of returning to New York, the “Capital of Jazz”. Since then he has recorded over twenty new albums/compact discs, which received wide acclaim, especially “Naughty Baby” by RCA/Novus (his tribute to George Gershwin), his four recordings by the Concord Jazz, and two CDs by VWC Records.

    He appeared, solo or with jazz groups, at major jazz clubs, concert halls and international jazz festivals in the U.S. , Canada, Europe, and, more recently, in Peru. Makowicz shared the stage with such greats as Earl “Fatha” Hines, Sara Vaughan, Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman, Marian McPartland, George Shearing, Benny Carter, Phil Woods, Herbie Hanco*ck, Billy Taylor, Freddie Hubbart, and many others.

    He was also invited to play as a guest soloist with many symphony orchestras, including the US National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Metropole Orchestra from Amsterdam, the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Philharmonic of Poland, to name the few.

    His performances and recordings have generated countless rave reviews and the enthusiasm of audiences all over the world.

    When Makowicz publicly denounced the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981, he was barred from traveling to Poland or any other East-European country for eight years.

    In 1989, following the political changes in Poland, Makowicz received a Polish passport and since then has been performing there every year, solo and with various orchestras, realizing his project of promoting the music of American composers; he also plays there other composers’ works in his arrangements, and his own compositions.

    Adam Makowicz considers himself primarily a pianist, but he is also a remarkable arranger and composer of many works.

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  • Rafał Zapała
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    Rafał Zapała

    composer, sound artist, improviser
    /piano, drums, electronics/
    post-doctorate degree (habilitation) – composition
    associate professor at Academy of Music in Poznan

    Holder of the Fulbright Senior Award 2021 scholarship.

    Zapała does not recognize any boundaries between music acquired through academic education, experience of the counterculture and collaborating with artists from other fields of art. His music was presented at contemporary music festivals, jazz clubs, experimental music venues and open, public spaces.

    Graduated: composition (MA, PhD, habilitation) and conducting (MA).Masterclasses: K.Stockhausen Concerts and Courses, Acanthes Courses (with IRCAM, T.Murail and B.Furrer), Darmstadt Summer Courses, workshop with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Lucier (STEIM Amsterdam), Z. Karkowski and other.

    Artist-in-residence at Stanford University–CCRMA, Culture Center „Zamek”, Swiętokrzyska Philharmonic (2014/2015), ZK/U Berlin ( 2016/17), Vertigo STARTS (2019), UC Berkeley (CNMAT) and other.Head of Kołorking Muzyczny. Founder and head of an_ARCHE NewMusicFoundation and many ensembles (contemporary, improvised, electronic music).His concept of Live Electronic Preparation (LEP Technique) is published at Oxford Handbook of Interactive Audio (Oxford University Press, 2014).

  • Andrés Coll
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    Andrés Coll

    Andrés Coll – Electric marimba, castanets

    Majid Bekkas – Guembri, voice, kalimba

    Mateusz Smoczyński – Violin, baritone violin

    Ramón López – Drums, tabla

    Embark on an inspiring musical journey through freedom, world culture, and avant-garde jazz with the Andrés Coll Odyssey. This four-member band brings together the diverse cultures of Ibiza, Eastern Europe, and North Africa in a modern and inspiring approach that moves listeners with the native grooves of these exotic lands.

    Their music hits home deeply, as they showcase the music they grew up with: Gnawa from North Africa, Folklore from Ibiza Island, and Eastern European folk music. All emanating from the same root, with intertwined grooves and sharing the same uplifting vibration of primal music.

    Not only do they bring cultures back together, but they are also fierce advocates of freedom, playing and expressing themselves into musical ecstasy through intuitive improvisation, while still maintaining the most fundamental groove that moves listeners into a state of liberation and internal unity.

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  • Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski Quartet
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    Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski Quartet

    Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski is a legend of Polish jazz, a brilliant saxophonist, composer, arranger, conductor and teacher, as well as a respected music journalist.

    A contributor to the history of Polish jazz for nearly 70 years, Ptaszyn made his debut in Krzysztof Komeda’s ensemble in 1956. He was also active in several pioneering Polish groups, for instance Jazz Believers (1958-1959), the Andrzej Kurylewicz Quintet (1960-1961) and the Polish Jazz Quartet (1963-1966). Between 1968 and 1978, he directed the Polish Radio Jazz Studio (Studio Jazzowe Polskiego Radia). Since the mid 1990s, he has been working with his own project, the Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski Quartet, presenting music based on the most classical jazz traditions, as well as more contemporary styles. The ensemble has played countless concerts, featured at numerous festivals and made a great number of recordings. The more recent include Real Jazz (2005) and Supercalifragilistic, both released by BCD Records. The latest one, On the road vol. 1, was released in 2022 by Fortune.

    Known for his kindheartednesses, Ptaszyn naturally disarms people with his intelligence, which he exudes on stage, in all his recordings, compositions and writing. The distinctive sound of his saxophone is one of the most important voices of Polish jazz. Nonetheless, Ptaszyn unpretentiously stays away from the commotion of showbusiness, projecting his strength discreetly and unassumingly.

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    photo Witold Spisz

  • Jazz Forum Machine
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    Jazz Forum Machine

    Kasia Pietrzko – piano
    Maciej Kądziela – saxophone
    Jakub Mizeracki – gitar
    Tomasz Chyła – violin
    Kacper Smoliński – harmonia
    Roman Chraniuk – bass
    Adam Zagórski – drums

    Would you believe? Here’s someting really new. And it’s comimg from Poland.

    The ensemble brings together diverse musical personalities. Each an energetic band leader and each a sought-after sideman. They have met on equal terms, to work out compositions and arrangements together, and together to work for the benefit of Music.

    It all started in November 2019 at a unique event which took place in Szczecin – The Jazz Forum Showcase Powered by Szczecin Jazz presenting to an audience of international experts some of the most interesting Polish musicians of the new generation, crème de la crème. Of these, seven were invited to form a super group calledJazz Forum Talents which become into Jazz Forum Machine.

    This unusual constellation offers a compelling collage of personalities, styles and music ideas: Kasia Pietrzkowith her introverted, classically-inspired piano, Kacper Smoliński with his virtuosic harmonica,Maciej Kądzielawith daring saxophone,Kuba Mizerackiwith his powerful jazz-rock guitar,Tomasz Chyławith the sheer madness of hs violin – all anchored by the tight groove and precision of the rhythm locomotive withRoman Chraniukon bass andAdam Zagórskion drums. Each of them an energetic bandleader in his own right and each a sought-after sideman, in Jazz Forum Talents they have met on equal terms, to work out compositions and arrangements, and to work together for the sake of Music.

    This super collective got a patron in JAZZ FORUM, Poland’s oldest and most influential jazz magazine, an institution highly respected not just in Poland but across Europe, a journal published continuously since 1965.

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    photo Robert Kubiszyn

  • Cécile McLorin Salvant
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    Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Cécile McLorin Salvant - Vocal

    Sullivan Fortner – Piano, Keys
    Yasushi Nakamura – Bass
    Weedie Braimah – Percussion
    Savannah Harris – Drums

    Cécile McLorin Salvant, is a composer, singer, and visual artist. The late Jessye Norman described Salvant as “a unique voice supported by an intelligence and full-fledged musicality, which light up every note she sings”. Salvant has developed a passion for storytelling and finding the connections between vaudeville, blues, folk traditions from around the world, theater, jazz, and baroque music. Salvant is an eclectic curator, unearthing rarely recorded, forgotten songs with strong narratives, interesting power dynamics, unexpected twists, and humor. Salvant won the Thelonious Monk competition in 2010. She has received Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album for three consecutive albums, “The Window”, “Dreams and Daggers”, and “For One To Love”. In 2020, Salvant received the MacArthur fellowship and the Doris Duke Artist Award. Salvant released her debut Nonesuch records release “Ghost Song” in 2022; the album went on to receive two Grammy nominations. “Mélusine”, an album mostly sung in French, along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl, was released on March 24th, 2023.

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    photo Karolis Kaminskas

  • Dhafer Youssef
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    Dhafer Youssef

    Dhafer Youssef - oud, vocal

    Mario Rom - trumpet

    Daniel Garcia - piano

    Swaeli Mbappé - bass

    Shayan Fathi - drums

    Dhafer Youssef is at the vanguard of a movement in contemporary music that bridges the gap between Eastern and Western influences. Considered the most inventive oud player today, over the course of his two and a half decade career Dhafer has released nine studio albums showcasing his musicianship and ability to transcend genres among jazz, electronic, and world fusion.

    His impressive catalog of critically acclaimed releases has earned him the 2006 BBC Award for World Music and 2017 Edison Award, media praise from publications such as The Guardian, The Times, The Evening Standard, Downbeat Magazine, and Jazzwise among others, and a spot on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Culture Organization’s 2015 All-Star Global Concert. He has also found success in the world of musical scores working with the legendary Ridley Scott (Exodus: Gods and Kings), James Horner (The Amazing Spider-Man, Day of the Falcon / Black Gold) and Dave McKean (Luna).


    “The topic of the album is first and foremost about traveling,” shares Dhafer. “After traveling to the four corners of the world, in search of new sounds, here I sing differently and use vocal effects that I grew up with. Particularly the sound effect of megaphones for the call to prayer - hence the record title, Street of Minarets.”

    He continues, “this record is a journey through time with a bridge sitting between the child I was, a music lover and admirer of the great masters like Miles, Herbie, and Dave, and the grown-up individual I have become. A bridge between the jazz of the 50s and its rockier version of the 80s too. I wanted to show that I am a musician in perpetual motion, avoiding being labeled as kitsch or exotic.”

    Approaching the album in an opposite direction as he usually does, Dhafer first invited the guests he wanted on the songs — which include Herbie Hanco*ck (piano), Marcus Miller (bass), Nguyên Lê (guitar), Rakesh Chaurasia (flute), Adriano Dos Santos Tenori (percussion), Dave Holland (double bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) — and then composed the music with them in mind. Marking Dhafer’s tenth studio album, Street of Minarets was originally recorded at the historic Sunset Studio in Los Angeles with flute and percussion recorded in Paris. The 12-track LP was mixed at Nguyên’s home studio in Lyon, France under the supervision of Steve Argüelles and mastered in Göteborg, Sweden.

    Written from the fifty-something Dhafer of today to his teenage-self, the album offers a gift for the dreamers, the lovers, the fighters, and the obscure. Although the composition of his previous 2018 release Sounds of Mirrors was quite obvious for him as he combined his unique musical touch with Indian music, Street of Minarets required 5 years of questioning and hard work. What was once an unfinished project that Dhafer felt was missing the soul his music usually has, overcoming obstacles of intense anxiety in addition to vocal surgery during the pandemic would go on to rekindle his eternal love of music and provide him with the motivation he needed to rewrite and rearrange the record. The result is a relatable journey of sufferings and successes ultimately spotlighting Dhafer’s inspiring resilience.

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    photo Sabine Hauswirth

  • Marialy Pacheco & Omar Sosa
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    Marialy Pacheco & Omar Sosa

    Marialy Pacheco - composer, piano

    Omar Sosa - composer, piano, fender Rhodes

    Four hands and four feet in an crazy and absurd interplay between forte and pianissimo,
    between wild rides on the ivory and careful fingertip ways – but always 100 % music and

    Fingers flickers over keys, creating flying tones, engaging phrases, entwined
    melodies. Music that dances. What else could one expect when two such outstanding
    cuban pianists as Marialy Pacheco and Omar Sosa meet?
    She is one of the most exciting representatives of her guild, the first female winner of the
    Piano Solo Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival and an artist who constantly faces new
    challenges. Her sensuous play resembles a unique blend from traditional cuban music, afro
    cuban rhythms and contemporary jazz.
    He is one of her heroes, a virtuoso madman in a positive sense, who effortlessly switches
    between rhythms and styles and yet manages to never drift. He knows how to bring latin jazz
    and african spiritualism, european classic style and the sounds of the American west coast
    In 2017 they both worked together on Pacheco's album "Duets". A wonderful new project has
    developed from this – “Manos”.
    In line with the current project, in spring 2022 they will release the CD “MANOS-Live in
    Bonn”. An amazing concert, live recorded at the chamber music hall of the Beethoven-Haus
    in Bonn - a dialogue that could hardly be more beautiful.
    Of course, Pacheco and Sosa were prepared, rehearsed, Omar has even extended
    extensive notes on his grand piano. But actually he does not need that really. From the very
    first second, there is that special spark that connects two related spirits, and so the two
    musicians play with complete freedom and respond to what each other is offering.
    When Pacheco shakes one of her clearly defined runs, Sosa - in the ritual
    robes of the Santería - creates a striking appearance, laughing the harmonious
    foundation; and when Sosa creates an almost hypnotic atmosphere with discreetly set
    electronic effects, Pacheco sets equally thrilling and impressive impulses. Then they
    both romp about, chasing each other, swarming around in a duet of a special kind,
    like two butterflies in Montuno fever.

    It may sound erratic, but Pacheco and Sosa never lose sight of each other. One look is
    often enough to know where the other is going, and with almost childlike joy, they
    unite and take the audience into the world of Latin jazz. What a party what a fun!
    The concert by Marialy Pacheco and Omar Sosa is a revelation. Outrageous, what two
    exceptional pianists can do if they just let themselves go.
    An absolutely perfect combination of 2 musical partners in a deep, inner bow to the big
    musical values of their native country cuba. Finally, the concert closed with a dance together
    on stage.

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    photo: Klaus Wingensiefen

  • Leszek Możdżer
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    Leszek Możdżer

    An outstanding pianist, composer and producer, Leszek Możdżer is widely considered to be Polish Jazz’s greatest revelation of the last decade. Born in 1971, he has been playing the piano since the age of five. He completed every stage of formal education until graduating in 1996 from the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk. He became interested in jazz relatively late – in his last grade – when he was 18. He was introduced to jazz in the band of Emil Kowalski, a clarinet player, but his proper start took place at his first rehearsal with a band called Miłość (Love) back in 1991. One year later he received an individual award at the International Jazz Competition Jazz Juniors ’92 held in Cracow. He was also a member of the Zbigniew Namysłowski Quartet. In the poll organized among Jazz Forum readers Możdżer was chosen as the Most Promising Musician of the year 1993 and 1994, and the Best Jazz Pianist – in each consecutive year since 1994. Leszek was also many times honored as The Musician of the Year.

    On many occasions Leszek Możdżer recorded music with Zbigniew Preisner (Requiem for my friend, 10 easy pieces for piano). He also works on a regular basis with Jan Kaczmarek, Polish composer living in LA, while recording music scores (for 20th Century Fox and Miramax). He has been invited to perform jointly with the most gifted and renowned Polish jazz musicians, such as: Tomasz Stańko, Janusz Muniak, Michał Urbaniak, Anna Maria Jopek, Adam Pierończyk and Piotr Wojtasik.

    Możdżer has also performed and recorded with many internationally acclaimed musicians, including David Friesen, Pat Metheny, Arthur Blythe, Buster Williams, Billy Harper, Joe Lovano, Archi Shepp, David Liebman, Charles Fox, Lester Bowie, David Gilmour, Marcus Miller, John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Eddie Daniels and Tan Dun.

    Since 2011 Leszek Możdżer has been the Artistic director of the music festival, Enter Enea Festival, held annually in Poznań, on the Lake Strzeszyńskim shoreline.

    Leszek Możdżer has recorded over 100 albums, many of them released under his name:

    Chopin – impressions, 1994

    Makowicz vs Możdżer At The Carnegie Hall NYC, EMI 2004

    PIANO, Arms Records 2004

    The Time – Możdżer, Danielsson, Fresco; Outside Music 2005 (Double Platinum Award two months after premiere, now it’s Diamond)

    Between Us And The Light – Możdżer, Danielsson, Fresco; Outside Music 2006 (Double Platinum Award two weeks after premiere)

    Pasodoble – Lars Danielsson & Leszek Możdżer; ACT 2007

    Live CD&DVD – Możdżer, Danielsson, Fresco; Outside Music 2007

    Firebird VII – Phil Manzanera, Leszek Możdżer, Charles Hayward, Yaron Stavi; Expression Records 2008

    Kaczmarek by Możdżer, Universal 2010 (Platinum Award)

    Komeda – Leszek Możdżer, Act Music 2011 (Double Platinum Award)

    The Last Set, Live at the A-Trane – Leszek Możdżer & Walter Norris, Act Music 2012

    Wszystkie Kobiety Mateusza, Outside Music 2013

    Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic I with Iiro Rantala and Michael Wollny, Act Music 2013

    Polska – Możdżer Danielsson Fresco, Outside Music/Act Music 2013 (Double Platinum Award)

    The Very Best of Leszek Możdżer, Magic Records 2014

    Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic III with Lars Danielsson, Zohar Fresco and Atom String Quartet, Act Music 2015

    Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VII Piano Night with Iiro Rantala and Michael Wollny, Act Music 2017

    Earth Particles with Holland Baroque, Outside Music 2017

    The list of his theatrical and film scores projects is also quite remarkable:

    „Hair – love, rock musical” – Musical Theatre in Gdynia

    „Tango with Lady M.” – Polish Theatre of Dance in Poznań

    „A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Musical Theatre in Gdynia, October 2001

    „Psychosis” by Sarah Kane, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna, Duesseldorfer Schauspielhouse

    „Rewizor” by M. Gogol, directed by Andrzej Domalik, Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw, 2002

    „Mandarynki i Pomarańcze” by Julian Tuwim, directed by Wojciech Kościelniak, Capitol – Music Theatre, Wrocław 2003

    „Śluby Panieńskie” by Aleksander Fredro, directed by Jan Englert, National Theatre, Warsaw 2007

    „Operetka” by Witold Gombrowicz, directed by Michał Zadara, Capitol – Music Theatre, Wrocław 2007

    „Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams, directed by Grzegorz Chrapkiewicz, National Theatre in Warsaw, 2013

    „Nienasycenie” directed by Witold Grodecki

    „Pub 700” , „Ostatnia wieczerza” directed by Sylwester Latkowski

    „Land of Oblivion” directed by Michale Boganim

    „W sypialni” directed by Tomasz Wasilewski

    „Wszystkie kobiety Mateusza” directed by Artur Więcek „Baron”

    „ Albert Cinema” directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka

    „Opera z mydła” directed by BodoKox

    His variations and improvisations on the themes by Fryderyk Chopin have further strengthened his artistic position and ranked him among the most outstanding individuals and virtuosos of the European jazz stage.

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    Christophe CHASSOL - composer, piano

    “I think music is quite powerful because it sums up many things: space,time… I think that it makes present a lot of invisible things like somefeelings for instance. Still, for me, the art that works the best iscinema: it has it all.”

    French pianist, composer and arranger Christophe Chassol utilizes uniquecomposition methods to create music equally suited for the big screen andthe concert hall. His appeal spans the worlds of pop music, film andcontemporary art, with a breadth reminiscent of Philip Glass, reimaginedfor the 21st century.

    Parisian pianist and composer Christophe Chassol devoted his lifetime tomusic, leading him to focus on film scores, experimental items, and alsodabble within the realms of pop. At age four, Chassol was signed up for theInstitut Country wide de Musique, a conservatoire in Paris, to reviewpiano. He continued to be in the conservatoire for 16 years before shiftingto America, where he went to Boston’s Berklee University of Music,graduating in 2002.

    Chassol’s compositions are based on original film footage captured duringhis travels-- in New Orleans, India, Martinique, Paris and Tokyo. Thisfootage serves as a catalyst for musical sequences created with piano,keyboards, percussion as well as vocal and instrumental arrangements thatharmonize the sights, sounds and colors of the films. Chassol calls thismethod "ultrascoring."

    Born in 1976, Christophe Chassol entered music academy at age 4 and studiedthere for 16 years. He secured a grant from Boston's Berklee College ofMusic, where he graduated in 2002. For the next 15 years, he composed forcinema, television and advertising. In subsequent years he performed
    regularly with French pop artists such as the band Phoenix and SébastienTellier.

    More recently, Chassol has worked with American singers Frank Ocean andSolange, contributing to their respective albums. Chassol is also active incontemporary art, collaborating with artists Sophie Calle, Laurie Andersonand more recently Xavier Veilhan at the Venice Biennale in July 2017.

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  • Mohini Dey
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    Mohini Dey

    Mohini Dey

    Gergo Borlai

    Mark Hartsuch

    Mike Gotthard

    Daniel Szebenyi

    Mohini Dey, daughter of bass player Sujoy Dey, has been described as aprodigy by many acclaimed musicians and has already been making waves inthe music scene in India.

    Born in 1996, Mohini is probably the youngest bass player in India havingsuch a busy schedule and an already successful career. She started learningbass guitar at the tender age of 3 and started doing concerts andrecordings at the age of 10. She's happiest when she is with her SDGR bass.

    Mohini says: "when I was a small child, I was drawn towards my father'sbass guitar. He noticed my interest and started teaching me. Thanks to himand my entire family, I'm able to do what I really like… I want to be aversatile musician, just like my dad… I love playing funk, jazz, blues,Indian classical and fusion…”

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  • Adam Bałdych Quintet & Paolo Fresu feat. Leszek Możdżer
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    Adam Bałdych Quintet & Paolo Fresu feat. Leszek Możdżer

    Adam Bałdych – violin

    Paolo Fresu - trumpet

    Leszek Możdżer – piano

    Michał Baranski – bass

    Dawid Fortuna – drums

    Marek Konarski – saxophone

    Adam Bałdych Quintet

    Adam Bałdych Quintet is a project of Adam Bałdych, violinist, co-created with Marek Konarski (tenor saxophone), Łukasz Ojdana (piano), Michał Barański (double bass), Dawid Fortuna (drums).

    The quintet develops the concept of Adam Bałdych's music - balancing between genres - focusing especially on the border of jazz and classical music, where the violinist seems to find a new space for his experiments and the development of his very personal violin language. The results of this search are the highly appreciated albums: Sacrum Profanum (with music by Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Tallis and Sofia Gubaidulina) and the latest one entitled Poetry, situated between jazz and modern classical music. The albums have been released by the prestigious German label ACT Music.

    In 2021, the quintet presented its interpretations of three string quartets by H.M. Górecki, commissioned by the Eufonie festival, to enter the studio a moment later and record H. Wieniawski's music in a personal view by Adam Bałdych with a guest appearance of the classical violinist Agata Szymczewska. The result of these recordings is the Legend album, which will be released in Autumn 2022 by the Anaklasis (PWM) publishing.

    The Bałdych Quintet is the winner of, among others, the audience award and the second BWM Jazz Welt Award (Munich 2021) and four nominations for the Fryderyk award for the albums Sacrum Profanum and Poetry (artist of the year - Adam Bałdych and album of the year - jazz). Poetry's album was included in the list of the most important albums of the year in the world by Jazz Wise (UK), DownBeat (USA) and BandCamp, which entered it on the list of the 20 most important albums of the year.

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  • Chojnacki/Miguła Contemplations
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    Chojnacki/Miguła Contemplations

    Jan Chojnacki - trumpet

    Filip Miguła - piano

    Zespół założony w 2017 roku przez muzyków z wrocławskiego środowiska jazzowego - trębacza Jana Chojnackiego i pianistę Filipa Migułę. Bogate doświadczenie w wykonywaniu różnego rodzaju muzyki przekłada się na repertuar. Znajdują się w nim przede wszystkim kompozycje autorskie z pogranicza jazzu, muzyki świata, z domieszką muzyki klasycznej, jak również standardy jazzowe w oryginalnych aranżacjach.

    Charakterystyczną cechą Chojnacki/Miguła Contemplations jest połączenie jazzowego wigoru z głębokim liryzmem. Docenili to jurorzy prestiżowych konkursów jazzowych, m.in. Grand Prix w konkursie “Powiew Młodego Jazzu” (XIX Krokus Jazz Festiwal), nagroda specjalna w konkursie na Indywidualność Jazzową (56. Festiwal Jazz nad Odrą).

  • 5-ISH / cancelled
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    5-ISH / cancelled

    Agyei Osei - vox
    Tanya Michelle Smith - vox
    Michael Lecoq - keys
    Jerry Leonide - keys
    Hadrien Feraud - bass
    Yoann Schmidt - drums
    Anthony Jambon - guit

    Hadrien FERAUD was born in August '84 in Paris.

    He grew up in a family where music always played a very important role. At a young age his parents who used to be musicians, turned him onto music and various musical styles including rock, pop, blues, funk ,old school r&b, new wave, traditional, and jazz.

    Early on, very attracted to cinema he shows a deep interest in movie scores and composers such as John Williams, Allan Silvestri, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Stravinsky, Debussy, Rakmaninov, Holtz, and many more.

    By the time he was 10 years old, he starts picking up bass lines from MOTOWN, Sting, Paul McCartney, EWF, Police, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, CHIC, Donald fa*gen, Don Blackman, Steely Dan, Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Chick Corea, John MClaughlin, Herbie Hanco*ck, etc..

    From 2002 to present, he has recorded, performed and collaborated with many artists and well rounded musicians such as:John MCLAUGHLIN - Chick COREA - Bireli LAGRENE - Jean Luc PONTHY - Dean BROWN - Gino VANELLI - Lee RITENOUR - Hiromi UEHARA - Mike STERN - Jim BEARD - Jada PINKETT SMITH - Marcu MILLER - Richard BONA - Matthew GARRISON- Kamasi WASHINGTON - THUNDERCAT - Billy COBHAM - Scott KINSEY - Otmaro RUIZ - Oz NOY- Dave WECKL- Dennis CHAMBERS- Simon PHILLIPS- Vinnie COLAIUTA- Andre CECCARELLI - Sylvain LUC - Jean- Marie ECAY- Paco SERY - Jean-Pierre COMO- Cheikh Tidiane SECK - and many more.

    On Enter Enea Festival he will play with 5-ISH.

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  • Verneri Pohjola Quartet
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    Verneri Pohjola Quartet

    Verneri Pohjola - trumpet and effects

    Tuomo Prättälä - piano and effects

    Antti Lötjönen - double bass

    Mika Kallio - drums

    Finnish trumpet star Verneri Pohjola has earned a formidable reputation as one of Europe’s most creative and original innovators in jazz for his commanding sound, expressive tone and rich intensity in his improvisations. His work communicates particular depth, warmth and humanness through eloquent improvisation. Or as described in the main newspaper in Finland, Pohjola is ”The most human-voiced trumpet player in the country.”

    With aseries of highly successful and praised albums behind him, in 2020 he released “The Dead Don’t Dream”, his fourth album on Edition Records, that sees him incorporate influences of his last three albums into one defined andbeautifully crafted album. Featuring Tuomo Prättälä on piano, Antti Lötjönen on bass and Mika Kallio on drums, the band share a deep sense of collaboration and common purpose. They are explorers of sound through Verneri’scaptivating and vibrant music, balancing freedom and composition, expression and voice.

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  • Daniel Herskedal Trio
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    Daniel Herskedal Trio

    Daniel Herskedal, tuba, bass trumpet
    Eyolf Dale, piano
    Helge Andreas Norbakken, percussions

    Daniel Herskedal is the epitome of brilliance – an esteemed composer of beautifully lyrical, rhythmically charged music and a world-class performer and technically proficient on an instrument he has made uniquely his own.

    Coming off the back of winning a Spellemann Award (Norwegian Grammy) for his 2020 solo album ‘Call for Winter’, Daniel Herskedal’s new album that will cement his position as one the most exciting, prolific and inspiring musicians of his generation in Europe.

    Harbour, his sixth album on Edition Records, reunites his long term collaborators, pianist Eyolf Dale and Andreas Helge Norbakken: a band that gets stronger and stronger with each release. Their joint sonority and musical depth is overwhelming, full of awe-inspiring melodies soaring over a bed-rock of rhythmical precision laid down by Dale and Norbakken.

    The Norwegian landscape has always played a vital role in Daniel’s music – natural, bold, vast but with a sense of minimalism in the space and wild openness.Harbour’s inspiration comes from a sense of being close to the sea and taking shelter from the storms and wild elements.

    Daniel has proved he has the facility, vision and musicianship to push the boundaries of his instrument, technically and sonically, further than anyone before. Harbour is the result of a consummate musician perfecting his craft and musicianship over many years. Truly spellbinding!

    Press reviews:
    "In ten compositions, the three wonderfully harmonious musicians create moving images of beaches and ships, tides and storms and the eponymous port as a protective place of security.”WDR, Album of the week, DE

    «The rich depth of the music and the emotion brought to bare by all three musicians have created something rather special.»London Jazz News, UK

    "The three fantastic musicians in Daniel Herskedal's band invite us on an inner journey that is exciting, original, searching and last but not least unspeakably beautiful."Nettavisen, NO

    "The forth album of the trio reveals a fascinating new masterpiece. […] Placing the adventurous compositions by Herskedal in the hands of Norbakken and Dale definitely means a tripling of the intensity. Hearing these three men at work together has always been a great pleasure. With Harbor they exceed expectations."Written In Music, 4,5/5 , NL

    "an outstanding tuba player"SWR 2 Radio, DE

    «The astonishing musical imagination of Norwegian tuba virtuoso Daniel Herskedal transforms an instrument too often associated with the functional and the lugubrious into a voice of sonorous beauty and passion.»★★★★★ The Scotsman, UK

    «It is a miracle that this range of sounds is produced by only three musicians.»France Musique, FR

    «A beautiful blend of musicality and sonic storytelling that steers a true course through new, uncharted, waters.»Buzzmag, UK

    «The reigning king of jazz concept albums, Herskedal grants each piece a fitting and evocative title, and despite the ever-present theme it never feels forced or hackneyed.»Presto Music, UK

    «In its quiet, imaginative way the album is simply riveting.»Making A Scene, UK

    "Daniel carriesmelodies as impressive as they are accessible. Bewitching.”Jazz News, FR

    "...so hypnotically pleasant, soengaging, balancing humble moments of beauty through caressing listening."Music for Watermelons, IT

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  • Leszek Możdżer
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    Leszek Możdżer

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    Leszek Możdżer is one of the pre-eminent Polish jazz musicians, a world-class pianist, an intrepid explorer, and a unique artist who uses his own music language. Versatility, sensitivity and imagination are his signature features. His music cannot be contained within a single genre and he himself does not even bother to do so. Rather than that, he prefers to development in a host of different directions.In 2011 Leszek Możdżer became the artistic director of Enter Music Festival in Poznań. The artists he invites here demonstrate a similar freshness and openness in their approach to music.

    photo: Joanna Wizmur Photography

  • Aga Derlak and guests
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    Aga Derlak and guests

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    MarcinKaletka– tenor sax
    WojciechLichtański–alto sax
    MichałKapczuk–double bass
    SzymonMadej– drums

    AtomStringQuartet– string quartet
    DorotaMiśkiewicz – vocal
    BarbaraDerlak– vocal

    Aga Derlak - pianist, composer and educator. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston (2019) and the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (2017). She studied with the masters of Polish jazz piano: Michał Tokaj and Paweł Tomaszewski. She lived in Boston for two years, where she perfected her skills under the supervision of Danilo Perez, the pianist of Wayne Shorter. Aga Derlak's work enjoys wide recognition among jazz lovers and critics – both at home and abroad. The line-up Aga Derlak Quintet features Michał Kapczuk (double bass) and Szymon Madej (drums), Wojciech Lichtański (alto sax) and Marcin Kaletka (tenor sax).

    The Aga Derlak Quintet concert at Enter Enea Festival will premiere their new album featuring guests such as Dorota Miśkiewicz, Jerzy Małek, Barbara Derlak and the Atom String Quartet.

    Atom String Quartet - one of the most intriguing string quartets in the world and one of the best jazz performers in Poland. The ensemble combines the potential of a string quartet with broadly understood improvisation. In their work - apart from jazz - you can hear inspirations from Polish folklore, music from different regions of the world, as well as contemporary and classical music.

    Dorota Miśkiewicz - Best Vocalist of the Year according to the readers of the Jazz Forum magazine. A graduate of the violin class at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. Composer, songwriter, originator and "artistic glue" of the unprecedented PIANO.PL project, which for the first time in the history of Polish music assembled three generations of outstanding Polish pianists to perform with Miśkiewicz in intimate duets, accompanied by the Atom String Quartet. She has collaborated with: Nigel Kennedy, David Murray, Louis Winsberg, Kepa Junkera, Toninho Horta, Tomasz Stańko and a whole array of artists from the Polish music scene. She has released 8 original albums - including the latest "Nasza Miłość" which premiered in March 2021.

    photo: Sisi Cecylia

  • Mariusz Patyra / MikhailRadunski / KiryłKeduk
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    Mariusz Patyra / MikhailRadunski / KiryłKeduk

    Mariusz Patyra – violin
    Mikhail Radunski – cello
    Kirył Keduk – piano

    Mariusz Patyra is a true violin virtuoso and the first Pole to win the International Niccolò Paganini Violin Competition in Genoa. As part of the 2001 edition, Patyra also received a special award, a copy of Paganini's violin, for the best interpretation of the grand master's "Caprices" and "Il Cannone". His discography includes albums featuring the greatest violin masterpieces by Vivaldi, Paganini, Saint-Saëns and Wieniawski. He has performed all over the world, in many European countries, as well as Japan, the USA and South America. Mariusz Partyra plays on an instrument which is a copy of a Guarneri del Gesu violin made by Wojciech Topa in 2020. At Enter Enea Festival, Mariusz Patyra will be accompanied by cellist Mikhail Radunski and pianist Kirył Keduk.

  • Marta Wajdzik Quartet
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    Marta Wajdzik Quartet

    Marta Wajdzik – sax, flute
    Paweł Tomaszewski – keyboards
    Robert Kubiszyn – bass guitar
    Paweł Dobrowolski – drums

    Marta Wajdzik is an alto and soprano saxophonist, flautist, composer and music producer born in 2001. A winner of classical music competitions, since 2012 she has shifted her focus on development towards jazz music. In December 2019, together with Pałeł Tomaszewski, Robert Kubiszyn and Paweł Dobrowolski, she recorded her debut electro-acoustic album "My Planet", the premiere concert of which opened Lotos Jazz Festiwal 22 Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa. She performed with artists such as Urszula Dudziak, who described her as "an extraordinary talent, who will undoubtedly soon conquer international scenes”, as well as and with Henryk Miśkiewicz, who proclaimed her "the most outstanding artist of the young generation".

  • "UrbSymphony” Michał Urbaniak / Leszek Możdżer / Marcin Pospieszalski / Michael Patches Stewart / Frank Parker / Poznań Opera House Orchestra conducted byKatarzyna Tomala-Jedynak
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    "UrbSymphony” Michał Urbaniak / Leszek Możdżer / Marcin Pospieszalski / Michael Patches Stewart / Frank Parker / Poznań Opera House Orchestra conducted byKatarzyna Tomala-Jedynak

    Michał Urbaniak – violin / sax
    Leszek Możdżer – piano
    Marcin Pospieszalski – bass
    Frank Parker – drums
    Michael „Patches” Stewart – trumpet
    Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak – conductor
    orchestraof Poznań Opera House

    Michał Urbaniak is one of the greatest stars in jazz. He plays the violin and saxophone, composes, arranges and develops young talents. Based in New York since 1973, he gained fame and recognition with the album "TUTU" recorded with the most celebrated jazz figure - Miles Davis. Michał Urbaniak is a dynamic artist: he has recorded over 60 albums and created many projects, such as "Jazz Legends", "Fusion", "Urbanator" and "UrbSymphony". He is the first musician in history to introduce rap and hip-hop to the Philharmonic. In 1992, the jazz magazine Down Beat placed his name in 5 categories among the greatest jazz musicians. At Enter Enea Festival, "UrbSymphony" will be performed by the orchestra of Poznań Opera House under the baton of Katarzyna Tomala-Jedynak accompanied by guest musicians: bassist, Marcin Pospieszalski, trumpet player, Michael "Patches" Stewart, drummer, Frank Parker, Leszek Możdżer and Michał Urbaniak.

  • Adam Palma & Tomas Celis Sanchez feat. Leszek Możdżer
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    Adam Palma & Tomas Celis Sanchez feat. Leszek Możdżer

    Adam Palma – guitar
    Tomas Celis Sanchez – percussion
    Leszek Możdżer – piano

    Adam Palma is a Polish guitar virtuoso who has performed with the most outstanding acoustic guitarists in the world, such as: Al Di Meola, Tommy Emmanuel or Bireli Lagrene. On the domestic music scene, he collaborated, among others with Ewa Bem, Edyta Górniak, Krzesimir Dębski, and Leszek Możdżer. He lives in Great Britain, where he teaches guitar at the University of Manchester. Adam is the author of four solo albums, the last – "Adam Palma Meets Chopin" is the world's first recording of Fryderyk Chopin's music on an acoustic guitar, which earned Adam the recognition of critics and reviewers and the nickname "Chopin's guitarist". The Chicago Tribune ranked the record among the top 10 jazz albums of the first half of 2020. Last year, Adam Palma was honoured with the Bronze Medal for Merit to Polish Culture - Gloria Artis. At Enter Enea Festival, he will be accompanied by the highly renowned sideman, Tomas Celis Sanchez, who will play percussion instruments. Sanchez is a true wizard of rustling and subtle sounds extracted from obscure instruments: udu, djembe, rain stick or congas. Leszek Możdżer will join the performers in the finale of the concert.

Andrei Kondakov Trio feat. Leszek Możdżer
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Andrei Kondakov Trio feat. Leszek Możdżer

    Andrei Kondakov – piano
    Leszek Możdżer – piano
    Vladimir Volkov – double bass
    Gary Bagdasarian – drums

    Andrei Kondakov is one of the greatest and most successful Russian jazz composers and pianists. The musician, who is known for his flawless performance technique and true openness to all genres and musical experiments, is a regular at jazz festivals and the best jazz clubs around the world. As the initiator of many Russian and international jazz projects and the artistic director of the most famous St. Petersburg jazz club – JFC Jazz Club, Kondakov gained fame as an icon of St. Petersburg jazz scene. He perfectly blends and combines elements of neoclassical, rock and jazz music with classical harmony and the freedom of contemporary rhythmic structures. At Enter Enea Festival he will be performing in a trio with his friends, the outstanding double bass player Vladimir Volkov and the drummer Gary Bagdasarian.

  • Omri Mor Trio
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    Omri Mor Trio

    Omri Mor – piano
    Romain Labaye – bass guitar
    Mourad Karim Ziad – drums

    Omri Mor is a pianist, composer and orchestrator born in Israel. He is half Iraqi and half Argentinian. Omri Mor was shaped by three musical genres to which he remained faithful: classical music, jazz and Arab-Andalusian music. Andalusian music has a great tradition in Israel and Omri Mor wishes to cultivate it. He often performs with the bassist Avishai Cohen's trio, which is the musician's first original project. On Omri Mor's debut album "It's About Time", released three years ago, his unique musical language is at its peak. The artist's soulful compositions are a symbol of his diverse musical influences and showcase his virtuoso piano skills. The album is a symbol of the young pianist's fascination with the music of different worlds, which he combines with masterful craftsmanship and deep respect.

Marcin Pater Trio feat. Leszek Możdżer
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Marcin Pater Trio feat. Leszek Możdżer

    Marcin Pater – vibraphone
    Mateusz Szewczyk – double bass, bass guitar
    Adam Wajdzik – drums
    Leszek Możdżer – piano

    Marcin Pater Trio is a jazz formation from Katowice, led by composer and vibraphonist Marcin Pater. The musician invited his friends from the jazz and stage music department of the Academy of Music in Katowice - double bass player Mateusz Szewczyk and drummer Adam Wajdzik - to join him to work on the project. Their studio album "Nothing But Trouble" was released in 2019 as a result of the trio's win at the international competition Jazz Juniors 2018. He invited Jakub Mizeracki, one of the most outstanding guitarists of the young generation, to collaborate on the album. The band's music is a combination of jazz-rock sounds and a vibraphone, which is a distinguishing feature in the original compositions of the trio’s frontman.

Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa (Warsaw Village Band) feat. Leszek Możdżer
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Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa (Warsaw Village Band) feat. Leszek Możdżer

    Kapela ze Wsi Warszawa (Warsaw Village Band) was formed in 1997. Its repertoire includes avant-garde interpretations of traditional music from the broadly defined region of Mazovia. Despite being faithful to traditional vocal and instrumental techniques, as well as the use of traditional instruments (violins, cymbals, barabans), the band's performances of old pieces sound very modern. They have won international awards for the best folk / ethno / worldmusic releases. The BBC made a 60-minute film about the band, which was broadcast in many countries around the world. These accolades resulted in requests for compositions for games, soundtracks for films, theatre productions as well as numerous international concerts. The band has already played over a thousand performances, mainly outside Poland. The musicians have already visited over 30 countries on four continents. In November 2020, they released their new album “Uwodzenie” (“Seduction”), in which one can find inspirations from their beloved Mazovia region and the currents of Vistula river.

  • Marilyn Mazur Special Quartet feat. Norma Winstone
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    Marilyn Mazur Special Quartet feat. Norma Winstone

    Norma Winstone – voice
    Marilyn Mazur – percussion & drums
    Makiko Hirabayashi – piano
    Klavs Hovman – double bass
    Jakob Buchanan – flugelhorn

    Marilyn Mazur is one of the few women in the pantheon of world jazz fame. A Danish drummer, composer and frontwoman of many bands, she is the pride of festivals around the world. She is known for recordings and live performances in bands of such greats as Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter, Andreas Vollenweider and Jan Garbarek. The greatest fame and recognition came from her collaboration with jazz legends, primarily with Miles Davis himself. She was a drummer in his group in 1985, 1988 and 1989. In 1986, she became the drummer of the famous Gil Evans orchestra. A year later, she embarked on a world tour with the Wayne Shorter Quintet. In 1989 she started working on her dream project "Future Song", which she fantasised about during her tours with Davis. In 1991 she began working with Jan Garbarek, a collaboration which has been continued ever since. Her work is truly rich and inspiring. In 2019, she released the album "Shamania", which featured an orchestra of ten strong, Scandinavian, female musical personalities.

  • Marcin Wasilewski Trio feat. Adam Pierończyk / Arctic Riff
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    Marcin Wasilewski Trio feat. Adam Pierończyk / Arctic Riff

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    Marcin Wasilewski - piano

    Sławek Kurkieriwcz - double bass

    Michal Miśkiewicz -drums

    Adam Pierończyk - tenor saxophone

    Arctic Riff is the project of the Polish jazz star, The Wasilewski Trio’s and American saxophonist, Joe Lovano. The alliance plays new tunes by Wasilewski and by Lovano, as well as Carla Bley’s classic Vashkar (in two variations), plus collective improvisations with strong input from all four players. Because of the pandemic, Joe Lovano couldn’t perform with The Wasilewski Trio’s on the concert tour. Due to this, Polish band will present premiere of the Arctic Riff album in the constant cast featuring Polish tenor saxophonist, Adam Pierończyk.

    The Wasilewski Trio’s is a leading jazz formation well-known all over the world. In 2019 musicians celebrated 25th of the music cooperation. They played in Tomasz Stańko Quartet for fifteen years. The Wasilewski Trio’s won Fryderyk’ statuette several times.

    Adam Pierończyk is one of the most creative European musicians and the biggest innovator in Polish jazz. In 2015 he was titled „The Best Soprano Saxophonist” for eleventh times by Jazz Forum magazine. He worked with many illustrious personalities of the world of jazz, for example Bobby McFerrin, Gary Thomas and Tomasz Stańko.

    photo: Bartek Barczyk / ECM Records

    Andrei Kondakov Trio won’t perform this year on Enter Enea Festival. We move the concert to the next year. We invite you for the performance of Marcin Wasilewski Trio feat. Adam Pierończyk instead.

  • Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet
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    Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet

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    Kamil Piotrowicz - piano, make noise 0-coast synthesizer, compositions

    Kuba Więcek - alto saxophone

    Marek Pospieszalski - tenor saxophone

    Emil Miszk - trumpet

    Andrzej Święs - double bass

    Krzysztof Szmańda - drums, vibraphone

    Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet is the second group founded by Kamil Piotrowicz, a Polish pianist and composer of the young generation. The band recorded two albums - "Product Placement" (2018) and "Popular Music" (2016). The albums were nominated for the "Fryderyk" award of the Polish Phonographic Academy as the best jazz albums of 2018 and 2016. The ensemble played at the most important festivals in Poland, such as Jazz Jamboree in Warsaw, Jazz Jantar in Gdańsk, Jazz nad Odrą in Wrocław, Jazz Pianists Festival in Kalisz, Summer Jazz Academy in Łódź or Komeda Jazz Festival in Słupsk. The music of the group is based on the leader's original compositions.

    Kamil Piotrowicz graduated from the Academy of Music in Gdańsk and Rhytmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He is the creator of the international "Idealistic Festival" and the independent record label "Howard Records". He is the leader and a member of the Kamil Piotrowicz Sextet, LAWAAI and Wojtczak/Piotrowicz, HAŁVAA. He has performed in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and also in Africa.

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  • Michał Salamon / Lion's Gate
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    Michał Salamon / Lion's Gate

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    Grzech Piotrowski - sax

    Mikołaj Kostka - violin

    Miłosz Skwirut - doublebass

    Patryk Dobosz - drums

    Michał Salamon is a pianist, composer, arranger, as well as a lecturer, publisher and producer. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow, where he studied jazz piano and artistic education in the field of musical art with choral conducting. He is a co-founder of FOURS Collectice and Quindependance. He performed in April 2017 in front of Gregory Porter with the former, and in July, in front of Kamasi Waschington with the latter. Michał Salamon is the leader of line-ups and the author of most of the compositions he performs. The album Lion's Gate, which he will be performing at the concert in Strzeszynek, is composed of his own melodies.

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  • Leszek Możdżer feat. Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra
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    Leszek Możdżer feat. Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra

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    Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra was founded in Poznań in 1968 by Agnieszka Duczmal. The renowned conductor, founded a chamber orchestra in 1968 when she was still a student. In 1977 it transformed into the Polish Radio and Television Chamber Orchestra, and then into the Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra. Agnieszka Duczmal has been the director and artistic director of the Orchestra since the beginning of its existence. She was the first female conductor to perform at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

    Anna Duczmal-Mróz has been the Orchestra's second conductor since 2009. This female conductor duo makes the ensemble a phenomenon on a global scale. The Orchestra has over 50 albums in its discography. They also make many artistic journeys, performing with world-renowned soloists at prestigious concert halls in Europe, both Americas, Africa and Asia.

    In 2014, the Orchestra was granted the status of a Cultural Institution run jointly by the Marshal's Office of the Wielkopolska Region in Poznań and Polskie Radio SA in Warsaw, joined by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2018.

    The Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra will perform with Leszek Możdżer at Enter Enea Festival.

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  • Isfar Sarabski / Leszek Możdżer
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    Isfar Sarabski / Leszek Możdżer

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    Isfar Sarabski is a pianist and composer from Azerbaijan. He was educated musically at Berklee College of Music and the Academy of Music in Baku. At the age of 19, he won the Montreux Festival piano competition. However, Isfar's latest work focuses on electronic sounds. As he puts it - this music is intended for night-time reflections and longing, it takes you to the recesses of the imagination. During the Enter Enea Festival, Isfar Sarabski will perform in a duo with Leszek Możdżer.

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    Otis Sandsjö - saxophone, clarinet, synthesizers
    Elias Stemeseder - keyboards
    Frans Petter Eldh - bass guitar
    Tilo Weber - drums

    "Y-OTIS" is the first release by the Swedish artist currently based inBerlin, Otis Sandsjö. The album is a forward-reaching multi-layered collection of eightcompositions written by Sandsjö and produced by him and Eldh. Whatthe listener receives is liquid jazz, born at a time when jazz understoodas a musical language evolves beyond the concept of its predecessor - modern jazz. The album "Y-OTIS" is pure jazz in the sense that the quartet tries to create a new form of musical communication. The debut album was released on June 1, 2018,while this summer, the group released their second album "Y-OTIS 2".

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  • Mitch & Mitch
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    Mitch & Mitch

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    Mitch - guitar, keyboards
    Mitch - bass guitar, percussion instruments, vocals
    Mr. Bietzsch - guitar, percussion instruments, sampler
    The (ðə) Mitch - drums, percussion instruments
    Mad Mitch - saxophone, flute, percussion
    Mitch The Kid - trumpet, "Vermona" analog synthesizer, percussion instruments
    Crackin 'Mitch - vibraphone, percussion instruments

    They started out as an ensemble of five. Their debut "Luv Yer Country" in the style they dubbed country & eastern was released in 2003. Since 2008, they have been playing as a nine-person ensemble, although sometimes while performing the soundtrack to the silent film "Lost World" from 1925, they choose a line-up of ten. They collaborated with Zbigniew Wodecki, which resulted in a joint album "1976: A Space Odyssey ”released in 2015 containing material from an album released almost 40 years earlier by Wodecki. The pieces were arranged for a 43-person orchestra and gained great popularity in this version of artistic cooperation.

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  • Kasia Pietrzko Trio
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    Kasia Pietrzko Trio

    Kasia Pietrzko - piano
    Andrzej Święs - double bass
    Piotr Budniak - drums

    Kasia Pietrzko - dubbed the second New Hope by the Jazz Forum. A jazz pianist ranked among the young and the esteemed. A graduate of the Academy of Music in Kraków, who perfected her skills in New York with Aaron Parks, Taylor Eigsti, Johny O'Neal, Aaron Goldberg and Kenny Werner. Kasia Pietrzko Trio's debuted in 2017, when they released a very successful album "Forthright Stories", reaping the highest praise both from the critics and the audience. At Enter Enea Festival the band will present their newest release "Ephemeral Pleasures". Kasia Pietrzko, who is responsible for the concept, arrangement and production of the album, tells stories with her music with a great sense of melody, which is very important to her. The Strzeszynek concert is an opportunity to listen to their new material live after the limitations of the pandemic, which made normal participation in culture impossible.

  • Lars Danielsson / Leszek Możdżer
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    Lars Danielsson / Leszek Możdżer

    A Swedish bass player, double bass player and cellist. Lars Danielsson has an unmistakable musical language which is a product of his experience, but also his classical education. He collaborated with many artists of the European scene, such as Lars Jansson, Hans Ulrik, Carsten Dahl, Nils Landgren, Christopher Dell, Johannes Enders and Trilok Gurtu, as well as with famous American artists - saxophonists Rick Margitz, Charles Lloyd and Brecker Brothers, drummers Terri Lyne Carrington, Jack DeJohnett and Billy Hart, guitarists John Scofield, Mike Stern and John Abercrombie. However, being solely the accompanist in a project does not satisfy Lars Danielsson. He has always been creative as a composer, and therefore, he is a representative of a relatively small group of bass player band leaders.At the 10th edition of Enter Enea Festival, Lars Danielsson will be accompanied by Leszek Możdżer.

  • Paweł Kaczmarczyk
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    Paweł Kaczmarczyk

    Born on 8 February 1984 in Krakow – Polish pianist, arranger, composer, and sideman.

    He has performed concerts across the globe, e.g. in Europe, USA, India, Africa, Asia, and the Arabian Peninsula.

    He has performed and collaborated with world-acclaimed artists such as Lee Konitz, Jon Christensen, Mino Cinelu, Emil Mangelsdorff, Poogie Bell, Hadrien Feraud, Eivind Aarset, Arild Andersen, Theodosii Spassov, Janusz Muniak, Piotr Wojtasik, Adam Pierończyk, and Zbigniew Namysłowski.

    “Listening to the way Paweł Kaczmarczyk gets sounds out of the keys, we can understand what full-blooded, completely engaged jazz piano playing is all about” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune.

    The artist’s third album Complexity in Simplicity, released by the prestigious ACT Music, opened the door to an international career. The record was recognised as the "Album", and Paweł Kaczmarczyk as the "Pianist" (JAZZ FORUM).

    Laureate of “Kulturalne Odloty Gazety Wyborczej” Award in the category “Artist of 2009” and the recipient of "Jazz Oscars" - Grand Prix Jazz Melomani in the categories: New Hope, Artist and Album. Twice nominated to the "FRYDERYK" Award in the categories: Jazz Musician and Phonographic Debut.

  • Marcin Wasilewski
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    Marcin Wasilewski

    Marcin Wasilewski is a pianist highly appreciated not only by jazz music fans. He was hailed by eminent experts and jazz critics in a ranking of the US prestigious jazz magazine Down Beat to be the ‘rising star’ of jazz piano music. Leader of his Marcin Wasilewski Trio.

    He graduated from the Grażyna Bacewicz Music School of First Degree in Koszalin and then from the Music High School in the same city. Between 1994 and 1999 he studied at the Faculty of Jazz and Entertainment Music of the Katowice Music Academy.

    In 1991, with Sławomir Kurkiewicz he founded the Simple Acoustic Trio (the ensemble’s ultimate composition was established in 1993, when it was joined by Michał Miśkiewicz), with whom he won awards at jazz competitions (Poland, France, Spain, Germany). He performed at many festivals (e.g. Jazz Jamboree 1993, 1994, 1998), and has recorded albums: Komeda (1995), When The Blues Leave (1995), Simple Acoustic Trio (1996), Habanera (2000), Trio (ECM, 2005).

    For the past 15 years (1994-2009), Wasilewski and his ensemble have worked with the Tomasz Stańko Quartet. Along with the leader, they participated in a vast number of tours (e.g. three times in the USA), recorded albums for ECM (Soul ff Things, 2001; Suspended Night, 2004, Lontano, 2006). Wasilewski has collaborated with Manu Katche (Neighbourhood, 2006; Playground, 2007).

    In 2008, the Trio recorded the album January for ECM (2005 and 2009) under the changed name (Marcin Wasilewski Trio). The artist received for this record the Fryderyk award in the category "Musician" and "Record".

    Moreover, Wasilewski has cooperated with many eminent musicians, such as Jan Garbarek, Joe Lovano, Dhafer Youssef, Henryk Miśkiewicz, Tomasz Szukalski, Piotr Wojtasik, Janusz Muniak, Baltica Ensamble, A. M. Jopek, D. Miśkiewicz, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, Trygve Seim, and Mathias Eick.

    In January 2012, Marcin Wasilewski Trio received the Mateusz Trójka Award for the Faithful (ECM) in recognition of the masterful music and respect for tradition. In May that year Marcin Wasilewski got his third Fryderyk Award in the category Best Jazz Musician (the earlier ones in 2005 and 2009).

    Marcin Wasilewski Trio received the Fryderyk Award in the category Jazz Album for the following records: Fryderyk 2001 for Henryk Miśkiewicz’s album Lyrics, Fryderyk 2002 for the Tomasza Stańko Quartet Soul of Things, Fryderyk 2005 for the album of Wasilewski Kurkiewicz Miśkiewicz Trio, and Fryderyk 2009 for the album of the Marcin Wasilewski Trio called January.

  • Gloria Campaner
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    Gloria Campaner

    Born in Italy, in Venice in 1986, Gloria Camapaner is seen by critics and audiences alike as one of the most interesting pianists of the young generation. She began learning piano at the age of four, gave her first recital at the age of five and made her debut as a soloist with the Venice Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve. Since the beginning of her music education, Gloria Campaner has won first prizes in over twenty national and international competitions for young musicians.

    Her dynamic career as a soloist, orchestra and chamber music performer has ensured her presence at some of the largest music festivals on five continents. Gloria Campaner has gained international press acclaim for her "remarkable depth of music, remarkable smoothness, nuance and sense of style that place her among pianists of exceptional ability" (Walter Arlen - Los Angeles Times).

    Gloria Campaner won the silver medal at the Ignacy Paderewski International Piano Competition (Los Angeles 2010), where she also received special awards for the best performances of Paderewski's and Chopin's works.

    The artist has won the first prize and the Prokofiev Special Prize in the Ibla Grand Prize 2009 competition, after which she held her first tour of the United States and had her debut at the Carnegie Hall in 2010. The pianist is a laureate of many other international competitions, e.g. of the International Piano and Orchestra Competition Cantù (Como 2009), Vlado Perlemuter European Piano Competition (Le Hevre, France 2009), International T.I.M. Competition (Verona 2008), International Piano Competition Rospigliosi – R. Schumann Award (Pistoia, Italy 2008).

    On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Liszt, she got the Jury Award at the 11th Concours International de Musique du Maroc in Casablanca and the European Culture Award of the Pro Europa Foundation (Freiburg 2011).

    A scholarship holder of the Brahms Foundation in Baden-Baden (2009) and the Societa Umanitaria in Milan (2007).

    When at the age of 18 she completed with distinction the conservatory and got an MA summa cum laude under the supervision of Bruno Mezzena from the Music Academy in Pescara, she was selected to participate in many master classes across Europe, e.g. Ticino Musica (Lugano, Switzerland), Accademia Incontri col Maestro (Imola, Italy), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Mannes College (New York), working under eminent musicians, e.g. J. Swann, Jerome Rose, S. Perticaroli, A. Jasiński, P. Gililov, L. Zilberstein, D. Bashkirov, and B. Petrushansky. She dedicated the bulk of the last part of her studies to the interconnections with the Russian school, under the supervision of K. Bogino. At that time, as a soloist she completed the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe under the supervision of Prof. Fana Solter.

    Selected recordings from her concerts have been often played by international radio and tv stations, e.g. RAI, Radio Ljubljana, SKY Classica, RTSI, and CNN. More recently EMI has released her debut record with compositions by R. Schumann and S. Rachmaninov.

    Gloria Campaner is moreover very active as a chamber musician. She has performed with artists such as J. Moser, I. Gitlis, A. Chumachenco, M. Abbado, M. Kugel, S. Krilov, soloists of the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, and the La Scala Philharmonics (Milan).

  • Thomas Enhco
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    Thomas Enhco

    Not even thirty years of age, Thomas Enhco, born in 1988 in a family with a music background, began to play the violin and the piano at the age of three, learning both classical stylistic and jazz. As early as at the age of 9, he played at the legendary Jazz d’Antibes Juan-les-Pins Festival at the invitation of Didier Lockwood. At the age of 12, he entered Lockwood’s Music Centre, and four years later entered the CNSM Music Conservatory in Paris, specialising in jazz and impromptu music.

    His first album Esquisse, based on his own compositions, came out in 2006 in Ames/Harmonia Mundi. Two years later, after a greatly successful concert tour in Japan, he released another record under the supervision of the prestigious producer Itoh «88» Yasohachi; the record premiered in Tokyo and Paris.

    In 2010, Thomas received the third award at the international piano competition Martial Solal et le Django d’Or for the New Talent. In 2013 he was called the “new jazz hero” at the Gala of the Vitoires de la Musique; shortly before he had recorded his third album, Fireflies, in a trio with Chris Jennings and Nicolas Charlier.

    Enhco’s 2014 concert tour included e.g.: Tokyo, New York, Italy, China, Turkey, and Denmark. Immediately after completing the tour, Thomas wrote a contract for his first solo album Feathers, nominated in 2015 in the Record category of the Victoires du Jazz.

    Simultaneously, since 2009 Thomas Enhco has collaborated with the Bulgarian artist specialising in classical music an exceptional duo: piano / marimba and percussion instruments, which is acclaimed at prestigious music and jazz festivals. In April 2016 the duo recorded its first album Funambules for the legendary Deutsche Grammophon. The pieces from the record will be performed by Thomas and Vassilena during the Enter Enea Festival 2017.

  • Barbara Drążkowska
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    Barbara Drążkowska

    Barbara Drążkowska is a pianist well-known for her unconventional approach to music.

    Playing in the dark with night-vision glasses [Invisible Pianist], with Edison’s phonographs [Wax Music], and performing her concert tour on a bicycle [Green Pianist], Barbara has been developing her signature art language; it combines music with performance and theatre.

    Her numerous trips and changes of places of residence [Poland, Germany, Spain, now Belgium] have helped the pianist develop and secured her strong position on the European music stage.

    She has performed with musicians of such stature as Paweł Mykietyn, Agnieszka Duczmal, Nicholas Lens, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, David Dawson, Szymon Brzóska, and María Pagés.

    She has performed during festivals and in concert halls the world over [Sydney Opera House, NCPA Beijing, Auditorium in Rome, Warsaw Autumn, Ars Musica Brussels, Sounds New Canterbury, etc.].

    Barbara is incessantly seeking new manes of expression, getting involved in projects with traditional musicians from India, Japan, Korea, Congo, with the virtuosos of flamenco and tango. She also explores the potential of the piano itself, preparing her instrument and entering the zone of microtones.

  • SHMIB (Simultaneous Hybrid of Musical Improvisation and Bioart)
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    SHMIB (Simultaneous Hybrid of Musical Improvisation and Bioart)

    Atta sexdens (leafcutter ants) / Elvin Flamingo / Irek Wojtczak / JAAA! / Infer / special guest: Leszek Możdżer

    Enter has since the very start encouraged trials and experiments. This year we will begin the Festival with an exceptional experiment SHMIB, a satellite of Elvin Flamingo’s project Symbiosity of Creation.

    The concert is a result of cooperation between artists invited by Elvin Flamingo to his project SHMIB - a concept in which the protagonists are non-human beings - farmer ants - one of the most specialized superorganisms in the world, emanating a unique sound spectrum, inaudible to the unaided human ear.

    The musical leader of the SHMIB project - invited by Elvin Flamingo - is Irek Wojtczak, who incorporated the electronic group JAAA! in Elvin Flamingo's SHMIB project. The Infer group works on the visuals. Together they take care of the sound of the ants' habitat - they reveal the element of the Atta sexdens to the audience in its visual and sound dimension, and all this takes place in real time, with fully generative images. Leszek Możdżer will join this fascinating show, integrating elements of biology, visual arts and music as a special guest.

    Elvin Flamingo+Infer collective received the GRAND PRIX of this year’s WRO Media Art Biennial 2017 DRAFT SYSTEMS.


  • Leszek Możdżer
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    Leszek Możdżer

    Leszek Możdżer is one of the pre-eminent Polish jazz musicians, a world-class pianist, an intrepid explorer, and a unique artist who uses his own music language. Versatility, sensitivity and imagination are his signature features. His music cannot be contained within a single genre and he himself does not even bother to do so. Rather than that, he prefers to development in a host of different directions.

    Born on 23 March 1971 in Gdańsk, he started playing the piano at the age of five and, having completed all the schools, finally graduated from the Gdańsk Academy of Music in 1996. He grew interested in jazz in his final year of high school and gained his first experience in the band of the clarinet player Emil Kowalski and in the Miłość band of Tymon Tymański. In the early years of his career as a musician he was also a member of the Zbigniew Namysłowski Quartet and Eryk Kulm’s Quintessence. In 1993 he received an honourable mention at the Jazz Juniors, the first of an avalanche of awards grated to him to date.

    In 2011 Leszek Możdżer became the artistic director of Enter Music Festival in Poznań. The artists he invites here demonstrate a similar freshness and openness in their approach to music. During the first edition of the Festival, he played the pieces from his Komeda record, which was a world premiere of the music. In 2012, along with Andrzej Bauer and M.Bunio.S, he performed the Lutosphere project. Leszek Możdżer also performed with Cellonet, playing a piece composed specifically for the Enter Music Festival.

  • Kwadrofonik
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    Kwadrofonik was founded in 2006 as a result of a combination of two duos, a percussion and a piano one: Magdalena Kordylasińska and Miłosz Pękala (Hob-Beats Duo) and Emilia Sitarz and Bartłomiej Wąsik (Lutosławski Piano Duo). Together they perform music of the 20th and 21st centuries, transcriptions of symphonic works and their own compositions inspired by traditional, contemporary and popular music.

    The band's career began in 2006 with a spectacular victory at the 9th "New Tradition" Folk Music Festival, where the musicians received the Grand Prix, the Audience Award and the Mayor of Warsaw Award. It was then that music critics recognized the ensemble as innovative, setting new trends in folk music. In 2007, Kwadrofonik won the prestigious Special Award of the 3rd European Radio Union (EBU) "Svetozar Stracina" Competition in Bratislava. The award for modernity, innovation and faithfulness to tradition was granted for the first time in the history of this competition. In 2008, the band's debut album, Folklove, was released by the Polish Radio and enthusiastically received by critics. In 2009, the musicians received the Folk Phonogram - a critics' award for the best album of folk music. That very year, the group' compositions were presented in the "Late Junction" programme of BBC3 Radio.

    In 2010, during the celebrations of the 200th birthday of Frédéric Chopin, the musicians performed in the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York and in the Chicago Symphony Hall, presenting their project "I Have Been Here. Frédéric"; it combined folk music with Chopin's compositions.

    In 2011, they made their debut at the Berlin Philharmonic, presenting, among others, their own version of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring for two pianos and percussion. The same quartet was hosted at Izumi Hall (Osaka) in Japan and at contemporary music festivals in Moscow and Beijing.

    In 2013, Kwadrofonik collaborated with cellist Andrzej Bauer and composer Cezary Duchnowski on a chamber version with electronics of the Cello Concerto by Witold Lutosławski. The same year they began cooperation with the jazz singer Dorota Miśkiewicz; SONY Polska released their joint album containing original arrangements of Witold Lutosławski's children's songs to lyrics by Julian Tuwim: Lutosławski, Tuwim - Songs not Only for Children. In 2014, the album became the Golden Record.

    In November 2014 - in connection with the Kolberg celebrations - Kwadrofonik together with the singer Adam Strug prepared The Folk Requiem, a composition inspired by Polish traditional funeral music. The relevant record was released in March 2015 by Polish Radio and the National Audiovisual Institute. It received the title of the Folk Phonogram of the Year and was nominated to the Coryphaeus of Polish Music Award granted by the Institute of Music and Dance in the Event category.

    2015 saw the first edition of Kwadrofonik Festival, the ensemble's original project dedicated to contemporary chamber music. The year also brought Kwadrofonik the prestigious Polityka's Passport award, granted to the most prominent young creators of Polish culture. that year the ensemble started working on music for a multimedia show commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Poznań Riots of June 1956, directed by Jan Komasa. The show entitled Xenophonia premiered during the Malta 2016 Theatre Festival.

    The group’s most recent, multimedia and “inter-generic” project is The Industrial Symphony: a concert of music composed by Angelo Badalamenti, where Kwadrofonik is accompanied by Artur Rojek.The artists, performing Badalamenti to a visionary film footage by David Lynch, transposed it into their characteristic instruments: piano, vibraphone, percussion instruments, and synthesizers.

    Apart from projects based on original compositions or transcriptions (including transcriptions of symphonic works such as Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring or Karol Szymanowski's Mazurkas and Harnasie), the musicians also perform compositions originally created for their instruments. These include e.g. works by Bela Bartók, Georg Crumb, Rolf Wallin, and pieces composed specifically for the ensemble by Polish composers such asWojciech Ziemowit Zych, Wojtek Blecharz, Sławomir Wojciechowski, and Maciej Jabłoński.

    In their compositions and interpretations, the Kwadrofonik musicians enter into a unique dialogue, imperceptibly changing the functions of instruments: the pianos become percussion instruments, while the latter take over the role of melody instruments. They are also known for their use of everyday objects during concerts. Such items reveal their far from obvious auditory qualities (pails with water, cell phones, balloons…). Precision of execution, spontaneity, an inspiring approach to musical material and the gift of establishing direct contact with the audience guarantee full satisfaction of the participants with the sound spectacle created by the group. While working on their own compositions, musicians often follow the path of improvisation, experimentation and pursuits in the area of sound in order to make the most of their instruments.


    Clarinets:Krystyna Sakowska,Adrian Janda
    Violin:Dagna Sadkowska
    Cello:Michał Pepol
    Vocals:Iwona Kmiecik,Anna Gadt,Joanna Lalek,Danuta Zbirowska
    Grand pianos:Emilia Sitarz,Joanna Opalińska,Bartek Wąsik,Bartek Zajkowski
    Percussion instruments:Magdalena Kordylasińska-Pękala,Miłosz Pękala,Hubert Zemler,Paweł Nowicki,Piotr Sołkowicz,Radosław Mysłek

    The flourishing of new artistic currents and ideas in the 1960s continues to inspire the creators of modern art. Ironically enough, however, the then protest against and negation of - mainly European - tradition, has by now become classical. Minimalism is a case in point, and 1964 may be seen as the breakthrough year for minimal art. Terry Riley creates his opus magnumIn C; it is seen as the first purely minimalist composition due to the unprecedented pulsation and repetition of the sound motifs. Through his work he distances himself from the art of his friend, the precursor of minimalism La Monte Young and his steady drones, played with no specific rhythm.

    Steve Reich attempts his first experiments with cassette tapes, resulting in the fully mechanical It's Gonna Rain, characteristic of his art. Music for Eighteen Musicians, composed in the period 1974-76, is still seen as one of the most magnificent works of mature minimalism, ushering in the post-minimalist period in his oeuvre. Written for a large ensemble of percussion instruments, four pianos, four clarinets, a violin, a cello, and four vocalists, the piece proved that the composer's musical ideas can be translated into a fascinating, intriguing sound language that can be appreciated by a wide audience.

    The drama of the music moves from brightness to darkness, only to re-emerge in the light. This path is highlighted by harmony, contingent on a series of eleven cords, quite extensive or a minimalist composition.

    Kwadrofonik invited for the creation of the first Polish ensemble specialising in performing repetitive music and evoking the tradition of e.g. Steve Reich and Musicians, Ensemble Modern and Amadinda, eminent musicians associated with both new, avant-garde music and classical one (e.g. Kwartludium, Royal String Quartet, Warsaw Modern Duo, Mosaic). Although Kwadrofonik and Guests is composed of many artistic individualities, what is most significant is their nonverbal bond. Coupled with enthusiasm and creativity, it offers the listeners high-quality music set in the contemporary aesthetic sensitivity.

    This promises to be a unique and beautiful journey where every single one of us will be engrossed. Let us move away from our mundane reality and enjoy a music that throbs to the rhythm of our world.

    Miłosz Pękala

  • Piotr "Pianohooligan" Orzechowski
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    Piotr "Pianohooligan" Orzechowski

    Born in 1990, a pianist and composer, graduate of the Berklee College of Music, one of the most renowned young jazz musicians, acclaimed by critics the “hope of Polish jazz piano music”. After his victory at the Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition (2011) in Switzerland, he has performed across the world, his albums being released e.g. by Decca Classics.

    Piotr Orzechowski has been successfully exploring classical and improvised music, often blurring the boundaries between the two. This was the case with Experiment: Penderecki, a record debut hailed a phonographic sensation (Decca/Universal, 2012). The record was an attempt to find the core of the K. Penderecki's style by translating the orchestral component of his works into the piano solo. This is also evident in the album released with his band High Definition Quartet: Bukoliki/Bucolics, his original arrangement of W. Lutosławski's music for a jazz quarter (ForTune, 2015). Other phonographic projects he has to his credit include the HDQ released album Hopasa with his compositions (EmArcy Records/Universal, 2013); album Bach Rewrite (Decca/Universal, 2013) recorded with Marcin Masecki to the accompaniment of Capella Cracoviensis, or solo 15 Studies for the Oberek (Decca/Universal, 2014), which creatively analyses individual elements of the Polish dance oberek.

    Apart from solo activities as a jazz pianist, he also performs as a soloist with leading Polish orchestras, including Sinfonia Varsovia, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, the AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and the Polish Radio Orchestra.

    He has collaborated with such giants of contemporary music as Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki. He has performed with eminent figures of world and Polish jazz, such as Randy Brecker, Avishai Cohen, Victor Mendoza, Michał Urbaniak, and the Oleś brothers. He has collaborated with other great personalities of the world of music, such as, e.g. Adrian Utley from Portishead, Carlos Zíngaro, Agata Zubel, Skalpel, William Bass, Fennesz, and Krzysztof Knittel.

    He is valued for his individual, recognizable style, which is the result of moving on the borderline of genres - modern improvised and contemporary music, drawing on the tradition of Romanticism or Impressionism and on the sonoristic trend, and on the other hand attempting bold musical reinterpretations.

    Winner of the "Grand Prix Jazz Melomani" in the categories: "Hope for Music lovers" and "Record" for the Hopasa album were nominated for the most important Polish awards: "The Coryphaeus of Polish Music", "Gwarancje Kultury" or "Fryderyk".

    Piotr Orzechowski's third solo album, entitled 24 Preludes & Improvisations, is scheduled to premiere in 2017 It will be an attempt to analyse the idiom of improvisation.

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    Dieter Ilg

    Dieter Ilg is a double bass player who can skilfully combine apparent contradictions. The musician knows inside-out the world of jazz and classical music. Although he decided to become a double jazz bassist at the age of 16, he studied classical double bass and gained comprehensive knowledge of the history of music. Since then, he has combined these two qualities in different projects, each time demonstrating his excellent technique. He is an excellent stage partner, both as a leader and as an accompanying musician. He exhibits the advantages of the soloist, premium skill and empathy of a band member. Ilg's characteristic performance is a symbiosis of lyricism and expressiveness, which combination is his distinguishing feature on world stages. He has performed alongside Nguyen Le (with whom Enter Festival audiences are well familiar), Dave Liebman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Nils Landgren, and Charlie Mariano. He has recorded several dozen albums. The last three have been released by the ACT recording company.

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    Zohar Fresco Quartet

    Well-known to Polish and Enter Festival audiences, Zohar Fresco was born in Israel in a family with Turkish roots. He started playing percussion instruments at the age of six. As a teenager, he became keenly interested in traditional Arabic instruments such as drums and tambourine. With time, with his own development and thanks to his distinctive performance style, he became a percussion player both at home and internationally. He has taken part in recordings of soundtracks to movies such as Kikar Hahalomot, The Fifth Element or The Land of Happiness. Tof Myriam is the first album of his quartet. The album is dominated by ethnic sounds of the Middle East, as always subordinated to fun and rhythm. There are also elements of jazz improvisation and numerous lyrical motifs supplementing the composition.

    Zohar Fresco - Tof Miriam, rig, percussion instruments, vocals
    Stratis Paradelis - kamancheh, Cretan flauto
    Mark Moshayev - percussion

  • Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra
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    Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra

    The Chord Nation concert suite was mainly the result of naivety, courage and lack of perspective. There was something real in the creation without regard for the limitations - during the raging economic crisis - in the sounds that were not created due to the low cost of future tours and were not made up with powder and simplified in order to increase the sales of records. I am convinced that music is a collaborative game and creating a band of this size has all the hallmarks of building a community with its own interdependencies, language and values. Since communities benefit from internal diversity, I took the liberty of inviting musicians from 3 different countries with 3 different views on music – classical, mainstream and free jazz. That is why the suite is called Chord Nation.

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    The Vienna-based quartet creates original music, boldly crossing the boundaries between classical, popular and jazz music. Their perfect improvisation, virtuosity and creativity have delighted audiences and critics for years. Four outstanding musicians from all over the world freely bring their own musical ideas and diverse cultural identity to the compositions they play. In this sense, the international musicians – Austrians: Mallinger and Jenner, Croatian Valcic and Taiwanese Liao see themselves as protagonists of the new Vienna string school.

    The quarter was founded in 2004. For years, it has recorded music for the prestigious ACT Music recordings. They release records demonstrating divergent styles, such as: Celebrating the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Radiotree feat. Klaus Paier, Celebrating the Mahavishnu Orchestra (Live at Traumzeit Festival), and Radiodream. Their most recent, concert record is Posting Joe – Celebrating Weather Report - live. During their concert tours, from Europe through the USA, the quarter has been widely recognised for their dynamic and thrilling performances.

  • Oskar Tőrők
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    Oskar Tőrők

    Oskar Tőrők – a trumpeter, born in 1980 in Humenne (Svk). A graduate of the Jazz Institute in Katowice. After studying at the Classical Conservatory in Košice and Bratislava, he moved to Prague, where he studied at the Jaroslav Jezek Conservatory of Music. He has taken part in many different projects, from dance music to bebop, by: NUO, Vertigo Quintet, MUFF, Dj Niebieski, Jaromir Honzak, Alan Vitous, Miriam Bayle, Ondrej Stveracek Kwintet, Zuzana Dumkova Band, Pavel Fajt, Bucinatores Tentet, Musica Vizita Karel Ruzicka, Martin Zbrożek, Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet, Iva Bittova, and Leszek Możdżer. Apart from plyaing the trumpet, Oskar is a pianist and composer. Records with his contribution include: Vertigo Quintet – Vertigo Quintet (Amplión Records, 2005), Vertigo Quintet – Live U Staré Paní (Amplión Records, 2006), NUO – Multimusic Minibigband (Arta 2HP, 2004), Triny – Aven (Indies Records, 2006), Jan Burian – Dívčí Válka (Indies Records, 2006), Tara f*cki – Auris (Indies Records, 2007).

  • Iva Bittova
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    Iva Bittova

    Iva Bittova is a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer and composer who began her career in the mid-1970s in several Czech films.

    In the early 1980s she began playing the violin and singing, and her unique way of singing and the performing technique brought her international fame. Bittova's music is a combination of rock and folk music of Eastern Europe.

  • PREMIERE Leszek Możdżer / Dieter Ilg / Eric Allen
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    PREMIERE Leszek Możdżer / Dieter Ilg / Eric Allen

    To perform his new compositions, Możdżer has invited musicians who supplement him in his pursuits of the jazz roots: the German double bass player Dieter Ilg and the US percussion player Eric Allen. The project, prepared specifically for Enter, manifests a need to return to the jazz tradition. The new repertoire differs slightly from the previous works of the pianist and composer and is a reference to the language of mainstream jazz. The hallmark of Ilg's play on the double bass is a symbiosis of lyricism and clarity. This combination is his distinguishing feature on the international stages, where he has performed, among others, alongside Nguyen Lê and Nils Landgren, both well-known to the Polish audience. Eric Allen, although he lives in Poland today, developed his career over the years in Boston, where he was part of Illinois Jacquet Quintet with the great innovator of the double bass Slam Stewart. The meeting of the three musicians on one stage, performing a completely new repertoire of Leszek Możdżer, will be the premiere of this year's Enter Enea Festival.

    Leszek Możdżer – composition, piano
    Dieter Ilg – double bass
    Eric Allen – percussion

  • SPECIAL PROJECT Leszek Możdżer / Iva Bittova / Oskar Torok
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    SPECIAL PROJECT Leszek Możdżer / Iva Bittova / Oskar Torok

    Leszek Możdżer first met Iva Bittova during the Codes Festival in Lublin. This spontaneous concert gave rise to a special mini-tour in the Visegrad Group member states within the framework of Bridges-Gesharim program. During the Enter Festival we are given the opportunity to witness another encounter of the artists, so well-known to the Polish audiences, who on a daily basis belong to different music Worlds.

    Leszek Możdżer – piano
    Iva Bittova – vocals, violin
    Oskar Torok – trumpet

  • Jakub Płużek Quartet
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    Jakub Płużek Quartet

    The quartet, in which the pianist is accompanied by Maksymilian Mucha on double bass, Marek Pospieszalski on saxophone and David Fortuna on drums, released their first record titled First Album in 2014. The album was very well received by critics and fans. According to the artists, the music played by the band is the result of a long time of absorbing and acquiring knowledge and feelings from the vibrations of the universe which they managed to encounter on their way. The band is inspired by ancient and modern music, folk, classical, avant-garde and even psychotrance, and performs mainly the compositions of its leader.

    Jakub Płużek – piano
    Maksymilian Mucha – double bass
    Mateusz Pospieszalski – saxophone
    Dawid Fortuna – percussion

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    Eric Allen

    Eric Allen comes from Washington, D.C. and currently lives in Poland. He has been playing jazz music for 30 years. His style of playing was influenced by such musicians as Art Blakey, Max Roach, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, "Papa" Jo Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. He studied jazz art and music theory at Lee Oddis Bass III at the Duke Ellington School for The Performing Arts in Washington, DC, with musicians such as trumpeter Wallace Roney and double bassist Clarence Seay. When he played at the local Blues Alley club in Washington, he was discovered by a jazzman named Illinois Jacquet. Allen moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. In Boston, he joined the Illinois Jacquet Quintet with the great double bass innovator Slam Stewart. Illinois Jacquet also introduced him to the hi-hat master, drummer "Papa Jo" Jones. Eric played with jazz legend Lionel Hampton.

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