Jazztopad Festival to bring leading Polish jazz ensembles to the United States

A special edition of Wrocław’s Jazztopad Festival is bringing leading Polish ensembles to the United States in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute New York from June 19 until July 1.

 

The series features leading Polish ensembles the Piotr Damasiewicz Quintet, the Marcin Wasilewski Trio, the Obara International Quartet and the Lutosławski Quartet, performing in New Haven, New York, Washington D.C. and Bolton Landing. Saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Uri Caine, who have participated in previous editions of Jazztopad, will also be among the artists joining the Polish musicians.

 

The series kicked off with a performance at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven with Bang on a Can All-Stars. Upcoming highlights of the series include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City on June 22 and 23. The concludion performance is scheduled to take place at the Sembrich Opera Museum in Bolton Landing, New York.

 

Piotr Turkiewicz, Artistic Director of the Festival, said “The American edition of Jazztopad Festival will be above all an opportunity to discover the most important artists from the Polish contemporary jazz scene. Jazztopad Festival presents, apart from regular concerts, special projects and commissions, as well as concerts in private apartments. I am happy we have been able to transfer these specific elements of our festival across the Atlantic Ocean.”

 

For more information, go to http://polishculture-nyc.org/index.cfm?itemId=851&eventId=2557

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