Artistic Director and performing arts influencer Piotr Turkiewicz talks with Bonnie Johnson about the JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL and it's 2nd Annual U.S. Edition (June 19-July 1, 2016) presented by the National Forum of Music and Polish Cultural Institute of New York. Discover the music of some of the "most important artists from the Polish contemporary Jazz scene" as Poland's leading jazz all-star ensembles partner with the likes of saxophonist Tony Malaby and pianist Uri Caine among others. These top flight musicians will "celebrate improvisation" on stage "in the homeland of Jazz, the United States", in east coast venues from New Haven, Connecticut and the Adirondack Mountains to the boroughs of New York and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC.
Hailed as "one of the most important jazz events in Poland and Central Europe", Jazztopad is an annual festival that takes place in Wroclaw, Poland. Past international guest artists have included Ornette Coleman, Bill Frisell, Kenny Wheeler, Gary Peacock, Sonny Rollins, Charles Lloyd, Jack DeJohnette, Maria Schneider Orchestra and in 2016, Wayne Shorter, Jason Moran and Hugh Masakela. Over the years, "Jazztopad Festival has commissioned works which often push the boundaries of genre and combine jazz with classical music". Listen Here.
Photo Credit; Tomasz Walków
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