The organisers of the 51st Jazz on the Odra festival have the privilege of inviting festival quests on 16 April 2015 to Trzebnica Poviat Starosty Hall at Leśna Street, for the performance of Quartado, IM FANKI TIM and guests.
19:00 – IM FANKI TIM
Izabela Możdżeń – vocals,
Krzysztof Nartowski – bass guitar,
Przemysław Orłowski – drums,
Damian Ciosek – guitars,
Adrian Grodzicki – keyboard instruments;
plus special guests:
Zbigniew „Levandek” Lewandowski, Tomasz Wilczyński
20:30 – Quartado
Tomek Łosowski – drums,
Jan Rejnowicz – keyboard instruments,
Karol Kozłowski – bass guitar,
Marcin Wądołowski – guitars;
Quartado was formed to share great energy and passion for Fusion and Jazz music. It was born 2 years ago on Jan Rejnowicz’s initiative, who has been supporting the group with his composition ever since. But the band also plays compositions of other musicians, such as Tomek Łosowski – one of Poland’s best drummers or Marcin Wądołowski – an outstanding guitarist, all supported by Karol Kozłowski’s massive bass. Quartado’s début record has resonated on air; it was played many times during the Polish Radio 3’s Mariusz Owczarek show or the “Trzy Kwadranse Jazzu” show by Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, as well as on Radio Łódź and Radio Gdańsk. Among many great reviews there was also a positive review in Poland’s most important jazz magazine – the Jazz Forum. The band was interviewed on Radio Gdańsk and many times on Jan Targowski’s Radio Łódź show. Marcin Wądołowski gave an interview to the “Top Guitar” guitar magazine.
Band website: www.quartado.eu
IM FANKI TIM’s line-up has evolved a couple of times. Currently it comprises Izabela Możdżeń – vocals, Krzysztof Nartowski – bass guitar, Przemek Orłowski – drums, Damian Ciosek – guitar (replacing Aleksander Skowron) and Adrian Grodzicki – keyboard instruments (replacing Mateusz Franczak and Andrzej Tymczyj). The band was formed in June 2013. Its founder – Krzysztof Nartowski – is a prominent cultural manager, deeply involved in Trzebnica’s musical life. The IM FANKI TIM musicians base their music on the funky energy. From the beginning, the ensemble focused on creating their own repertoire. This shared artistic search and musical struggle resulted in 6 own compositions with texts written by Tadeusz Bogucki.
Their music features elements of jazz, soul, R&B, blues and even club music. The IM FANKI TIM performs both their own compositions and jazz, funk and blues standards. In December 2013, the group has released their first recording titled “Krótki Film”, which was made possible thanks to support by the Trzebnica Poviat Starosty, the Żmigród commune and private sponsors.
This professional record surprises the listener with its reach musical content. The vocalist – Iza Możdżeń – charms with her mature interpretations, jazz phrasing, interesting voice as well as original and heartfelt singing. The instrumental parts are a testimony to the musician’s artistry and improvisation mastery. The music has a modern arrangement that places the recording high on the shelf reserved for refined, yet comprehensible albums. Currently, the band members participate in a musical project revolving around recording an album with known jazz standards. They are joined in this enterprise by known and renowned Wrocław Jazz musicians.
The Trzebnica show also will feature performances by special guests.
Zbigniew „Levandek” Lewandowski (born in 1951 in Chojnice) – jazz musician, drummer, composer, arranger and band leader. He is present on the Polish music scene for over 35 years. During that time, he has cooperated with many Polish and world leading jazz musicians, including: T. Stańko, Z. Namysłowski, J. Muniak, J. Śmietana, S. Kulpowicz, K. Dębski, W. Karolak, J.P. Wróblewski and E. Kroner, B. Rosengren, H. Hartman, D. Friesen, M. Vivci, M. Stern, R. Rickert, M. Russel, Mfa Kera, K. Carr, C. Johnson. He is renowned as a percussion teacher holding regular workshops (including Blues on the Bóbr, Blues Express); he has also recorded a series of percussion-related programmes for the Polish TV. Currently he teaches at the Wrocław School of Jazz and Popular Music. He is laureate of numerous joint prizes: the Grand Prix for the best traditional orchestra at the 1972 Jazz on the Odra festival (with the “Sami Swoi” band), the Grand Prix for the best big band at the 1973 Warsaw “Złota Tarka” festival (with the Big Band Wrocław), the Super Star Grand Prix at the Moenchengladbach jazz festival or the title of the best drummer at the 1978 San Sebastian jazz festival. In the 90’s he has formed a cult-status trio called “Three Generations”, as well as “The High Bred Jazz Trio” with Wojciech Karolak and Piotr Baron. In 2007 he received a bronze “Gloria Artis Culture Merit” medal.
Tomasz Wilczyński is a jazz double bass and bass player. He performs and records with musicians playing popular and jazz music. He debuted in the 80’s in Kuba Stankiewicz’s band. Together with this group he became the Złota Tarka 86 award laureate. As a session musician he has cooperated with the Polish Radio in Wrocław, he has recorded music for many theatrical performances. He has accompanied the Wrocław Stage Songs Review participants. His cooperation with the Modern Theatre and the Polish Theatre resulted in the “BRECHT” album, with Wojciech Kościelniak on vocals. Radio recordings, performances in Poland and abroad are result of his cooperation with the “WHY NOT” band in the 90’s that featured Jarek Małys on piano and vocalist Iza Zając.
Tomek Wilczyński feels equally great playing with small groups aa with big bands – a fact proved by his cooperation with Stanisław Fiałkowski’s “BIG WARSAW BAND” orchestra. He has recorded numerous albums with Tadeusz Nestorowicz’s “NESTOR BAND” along with other renowned jazz musicians, including saxophonists Adam Wendt and Jerzy Główczewski, trumpeter Adam Kawończyk and pianist Jerzy Kaczmarek. Recently he played with Janusz Konefał in the following bands: “CONEVKA BAND”, “STANDARD TRIO” and “CONNECTED GUITARS”. He has recorded a demo with singing actress Marzena Sztuka. He has performed in Japan with famous local jazz musicians: Hiro Tsunoda-dr., Masahiro Sayama-p., Naoko Takahashi-voc. and in trio with the Turkish pianist Naki Ataman.