51. Jazz nad Odrą (JnO) festival begins April 14 2015 and will last seven days, until April 20. Most of this year’s major concerts will take place in the halls of Impart, 17 Mazowiecka Street, Wrocław.
Last year Jazz nad Odrą festival celebrated 50th anniversary. “Jazz Forum” awarded it as best polish festival and it took second place in “Jazz Press” questionnare in “jazz event ot the year” category.
We aim to repeat this success. After last year celebrations we enter new era with fresh ideas, energy, kick while keeping the original spirit and hosting world class jazz stars and talent as well as masters of Polish jazz scene.
JnO has a new Art Director – LESZEK MOŻDŻER – brilliant artist, compositor and unquestionably the best pianist in Poland, was also strongly involved with the festival in the past years.
This year we are honored to host american and european stars. You can expect following bands: DAVE LIEBMAN, LARS DANIELSSON, LEE KONITZ TRIO, formations: THE BAD PLUS, DAVID SANBORN ELECTRIC BAND, DAVE DOUGLAS HIGH RISK Electric Group, SEAMUS BLAKE QUARTET, TOMASZ PRUCHNICKI QUARTET, EWELINA SERAFIN QUARTET, ARTUR DUTKIEWICZ TRIO, MARIUS NESET QUINTET, NSI QUARTET. Other that that your going to see: KUBA PŁUŻEK, ZOHAR FRESCO QUARTET, ALEKSANDER MAZUR BIG BAND, AGA EUROPEAN JAZZ QUARTET, MYRCZEK & TOMASZEWSKI, FEEL FREE with PIOTR WOJTASIK and Grand Prix 2014 laureate NSI QUARTET. Special projects are prepared by LESZEK MOŻDŻER i WOJTEK KONIKIEWICZ („Why polish jazz need avant-garde?”, in memoriam Ryszard Gwalbert Misiek).
One of the events accompanying the festival is a photographic exhibition celebrating 50 years of “Jazz Forum” magazine.
We would like to remind that we are awating applications for JAZZ PERSONALITY OF 2015 contest untill March 13
Ticket sales start Febuary 25. Wrocław invites you on the Oder!