Around Jazz

Do you like jazz and improvisation? Once a month, we will put you into the jazz orbit. We invite you to the new cycle of concerts in the Heavens of Copernicus Planetarium – “Around Jazz”, during which we will listen both to well-known standards and genuine jam sessions.

The concerts will be accompanied by visualisations of the sky against the dome. Images of the sky, space and the remotest corners of the Universe will become an inspiration for the artists who will create for them a musical illustration in the rhythm of jazz. The cosmic themes will be generated by the sounds of piano and trumpet but the musicians and their instruments will also influence what the audience will see on the screen. You need to see and hear this in person!

10 March 2017 – Sound nebulae

During this one night in March, we will have a chance to listen to the Przemek Strączek Trio band, whose music oscillates between specified and unspecified sound patterns, resulting in extraordinary sound arrangements. Their percussion instruments provide an enormous range of timbres, which, combined with a rhythmic bass line and an electrified guitar will take the audience on a mysterious journey in search of undiscovered nebulas.
Performers:

Przemysław Strączek – jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, pedagogue, graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, winner of the Marek Bliziński Jazz Guitarist Master Competition in Warsaw, finalist of the Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition in Bangkok. He holds a strong position in the Jazz Top ranking of the best Polish guitarists according to the readers of Jazz Forum. In 2013, the received a Special Prize for his artistic achievements from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Participant of the Polish Culture around the World programme organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Bridge Music programme of the Scottish Jazz Association. Author of five albums: Earthly Room (2007), Light & Shadow (2010) and Evans (2012) recorded with Teriver Cheung, a guitarist from Hong Kong, White Grain of Coffee (2014) and Three Continents (2016). In 2015, he received the prize from the Marshal of the Silesia Voivodship in the field of music.

Michał Kapczuk – double bassist and bass guitarist. He graduated from Jazz Faculty at the Frederic Chopin State Music School in Warsaw and Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. He co-created many different music projects (jazz, pop, rock).
Winner of several team Grand Prix in the top competitions in Poland and abroad, and individual prizes at the Tarnów Jazz Contest 2008, Krokus Jazz Festiwal Jelenia Góra 2009 and Jazz Nad Odrą Wrocław 2010, and the “Young Poland” grant of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. He gave concerts during many prestigious festivals in Poland and abroad (France, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Canada).

Tomas Celis Sanchez – percussion instrumentalist born in Mexico. He graduated from the Mexican Music Academy in the double bass class. A highly praised sideman, he cooperated with, among others, Ewa Uryga, Krzysztof Ścierański, Anna Maria Jopek, Justyna Steczkowska, Ewa Bem and Raz Dwa Trzy band. He is often invited to participate in the most important European jazz festivals, such as the Ingolstadt Jazz Tage.

 

Ticket price: 25 PLN

When?

Once a month

Heavens of Copernicus
Planetarium

www.en.niebokopernika.pl

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