53. JAZZ ON THE ODRA

The sales of tickets and festival passes for the 53rd edition of the Jazz on the Odra Festival – the oldest jazz festival in Poland – are now underway. For five days, starting on the 26th of April, Wrocław will turn into the capital of Jazz. The audience at the Impart stages will have an opportunity to see some of the world-class jazz musicians, including the son of John Coltrane – Ravi, the outstanding American drummers Jeff “Tain” Watts and Kendrick Scott, as well as Tia Fuller and her saxophone. The motto “POLISH JAZZ – YES!” will be the headline of the International Polish Jazz Day, featuring a wide variety of Polish jazz artists, including Zbigniew Namysłowski.

The 53rd Jazz on the Odra Festival comprises over 30 jazz concerts in four spaces – Theatre Hall, Chamber Hall, Autograf Club and Społeczny Square. Tickets will be required to attend the events at the Theatre Hall and the International Polish Jazz Day. For the latter, the organisers also prepared a special tickets for those who only want to attend the Sunday events. Concerts of the contest laureates and the participants of the 2017 Jazz Personality Contest at the Chamber Hall are open to everyone, just like the evening Jam Sessions at the Autograf Club.

Ticket prices for the concerts at the Theatre Hall start from 60 PLN (balcony seats). All tickets entitle their holders to attend both concerts of the day. VIP tickets (300 PLN) are available only from Impart’s ticket office. The price of a VIP ticket includes booking the best seats from the acoustic standpoint, access to a designated zone with catering, as well as some gifts from the Jazz on the Odra Festival. Festival passes for the 53rd Jazz on the Odra Festival are available at the price of 449 PLN per person. A festival pass allows the holder to attend all the concerts taking place in the Theatre Hall on the 26th – 29th of April, as well as the paid concerts of the International Polish Jazz Day on the 30th of April. Below, you can find the list of all ticketed concerts of the 53rd edition of the Festival.

Tickets are available from Impart ticket office, located at Mazowiecka 17, on-line at www.jazznadodra.pl, www.impart.art.pl and www.eventim.pl, as well as in Empik, Media Markt and Saturn stores in Poland.

About the 53rd edition of the JotO

Among the most interesting concerts of this year’s edition is Coltrane’s Sound – a project dedicated to the late John Coltrane, whose 50th death anniversary we are commemorating this year – one of the most important musicians in the history of jazz. Ravi Coltrane, artist’s son, will be accompanied by the jazz ambassador of Wrocław in Los Angeles – Darek Oleszkiewicz. The programme will also feature women’s representation. We are going to hear an outstanding saxophonist and flautist Tia Fuller, known for her collaboration with the r’n’b star Beyonce, in a jazz trio. The Impart Stage will also host the exceptional jazz improviser, Jeff ”Tain” Watts, one of the most valued and recognisable drummers in the world. A cherry on top of the jazz cake will be the performance of a rising star, Kendrick Scott – an American drummer. The artist will come to Wrocław for the first time with his own project – Kendrick Scott Oracle.

 

Jazzmen from Wrocław are already preparing some outstanding projects for this year’s edition of the Festival. Piotr Baron will perform with Gary Smulyan, Marek Napiórkowski will present WAW-NYC – an international concert, and Leszek Możdżer will play with last year’s Grand Prix laureate – Skicki – Skiuk. During the day, the Chamber Hall will be the site of a competition for the 2017 Grand Prix and the associated prize between eight bands, and at night it will turn into a stage for the winners of the leading Polish jazz competitions: Mateusz Smoczyński (Seifert Competition), Tomasz Chyła Quintet (Jazz Juniors), Tomasz Wendt (Jazz on the Odra) in a premiere project with the Atom String Quartet and Paweł Kaczmarczyk as Paweł Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Trio.

This year’s edition will be concluded with the International Polish Jazz Day on the 30th of April, and its headline is the title of the latest album by Zbigniew Namysłowski: POLISH JAZZ – YES! On Sunday evening, starting at 5:00 p.m., the four stages will be taken over by a number of Polish jazz bands, including Zbigniew Namysłowski Quartet, Piotr Wojtasik with Tribute to Akwarium, Cracow Jazz Collective, Eskaubei & Tomasz Nowak Quartet ft. Mr Krime, Magda Zawartko i Grzegorz Piasecki, Jachna/Tarwid/Karch Trio with Sundial II, Kuba Stankiewicz with his latest project – Music of Henry Mancini, as well as Tęgie Chłopy and Filip Miguła Trio. A special programme dedicated to Buddy Rich, an amazing drummer, will be prepared by his great fan, Zbigniew Lewandowski. Levandek became fascinated with Rich exactly 40 years ago, during the 14th Jazz on the Odra. Together with Bartosz Pernal’s Big Band they will inaugurate the celebrations of the International Polish Jazz Day.

 

TICKET PRICES:

Festival passes for the 53rd Jazz on the Odra Festival are available at the price of 449 PLN per person (for Zone I). A festival pass allows the holder to attend all the concerts taking place in the Theatre Hall on the 26th – 29th of April, as well as the paid concerts of the International Polish Jazz Day on the 30th of April.

26.04 WEDNESDAY

THEATRE HALL, starting at 7:00 p.m.

KAMIL PIOTROWICZ SEXTET

COLTRANE’S SOUND

TICKETS*: ZONE I – 100 PLN, ZONE II – 80 PLN, BALCONY – 60 PLN, VIP – 300 PLN

* a ticket entitles to participation in both concerts at the Theatre Hall.

27.04 THURSDAY

THEATRE HALL, starting at 7:00 p.m.

TAKE SAX

TIA FULLER TRIO

TICKETS ZONE I – 100 PLN, ZONE II – 80 PLN, BALCONY – 60 PLN, VIP – 300 PLN

* a ticket entitles to participation in both concerts at the Theatre Hall.

28.04 FRIDAY

THEATRE HALL, starting at 7:00 p.m.

WAW – NYC MAREK NAPIÓRKOWSKI

JEFF TAIN WATTS

TICKETS  ZONE I – 120 PLN, ZONE II – 100 PLN, BALCONY – 80 PLN, VIP – 300 PLN

* a ticket entitles to participation in both concerts at the Theatre Hall.

 

29.04 SATURDAY

THEATRE HALL, starting at 7:00 p.m.

SKICKI SKIUK + LESZEK MOŻDŻER

KENDRICK SCOTT ORACLE

TICKETS  ZONE I – 120 PLN, ZONE II – 100 PLN, BALCONY – 80 PLN, VIP – 300 PLN

* a ticket entitles to participation in both concerts at the Theatre Hall.

30.04 SUNDAY – INTERNATIONAL POLISH JAZZ DAY

The International Polish Jazz Day will be inaugurated at 5:00 p.m. with a concert at the Theatre Hall.

 

THEATRE HALL:

ZBIGNIEW LEWANDOWSKI & BARTOSZ PERNAL BIG BAND Salute to Buddy Rich

TRIBUTE TO AKWARIUM – PIOTR WOJTASIK

ZBIGNIEW NAMYSŁOWSKI: POLISH JAZZ – YES!

CRACOW JAZZ COLLECTIVE

 

CHAMBER HALL:

KUBA STANKIEWICZ Music of Henry Mancini

LAUREATE OF THE 2017 CONTEST

ZAWARTKO/PIASECKI – Leć głosie

 

AUTOGRAF CLUB:

TAKE IT EASY – Przemek Dyakowski

MAURYCY WÓJCIŃSKI 6TET

FILIP MIGUŁA TRIO

SPOŁECZNY SQUARE:

ESKAUBEI & TOMEK NOWAK QUARTET FT. MR KRIME

JACHNA/TARWID/KARCH TRIO

D Z I E D Z I C TEMPO

TĘGIE CHŁOPY

TICKET FOR ALL CONCERTS ORGANISED AS PART OF THE INTERNATIONAL POLISH JAZZ DAY (non-numbered seats): standard ticket – 90 PLN, discount ticket (for students and pensioners) – 60 PLN. A ticket entitles to participation in concerts held in the Theatre Hall, Chamber Hall and the Autograf Club. Admission to the concert in Społeczny Square is free.