Grand Prix 2015 for Vehemence Quartet!

The results of the Jazz Personality Open Competition are here!

cropped-logo2On the 16 and 17 April 2015, the competition jury featuring Lee Konitz (chairman), Paweł Brodowski, Joe La Barbera, Leszek Możdżer, and Dariusz Oleszkiewicz, has listened to 8 bands: GLOBAL SCHWUNG QUINTET (Poznań), EXPLORATION QUARTET (Gdańsk), WEEZDOB COLLECTIVE (Poznań), GUDZ (Poznań), GRZEGORZ PIASECKI (Wrocław), Pe Ga Po Fo (Kraków), VEHEMENCE QUARTET (Katowice) and KAMIL PIOTROWICZ QUINTET (Gdańsk),

and decided, that the individual awards – each in the amount of PLN 2000 – funded by the STOART Performing Artist’s Association, shall be awarded to (alphabetically):
– pianist Mateusz Gawęda
– leader Jakub Gudz
– double bass player Damian Kostka
– composer Kamil Piotrowicz
– harmonica master – Kacper Smolinski,

and that the Grand Prix of the 51st Jazz on the Odra festival Jazz Personality Open Competition, funded by the President of Wrocław Rafał Dutkiewicz, in the amount of PLN 250000,
shall be awarded to the Vehemence Quartet band, featuring:
Wojciech Lichtański – alto saxophone
Mateusz Śliwa – tenor saxophone
Alan Wykpisz – double bass
Szymon Madej – drums

TheVehemence Quartet will perform on the Impart Theatrical Stage on Saturday, 18 April, at 18:00. Don’t miss it!