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Cały ten Jazz” – photographs by Andrzej Dąbrowski and Wojciech Druszcz

Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Piłsudskiego 64A

Opening: 20.04.2024, 5:00 p.m.

Exhibition: 21.04 – 05.05.2024, during DCF opening hours (exhibition takes place on the ground floor and second floor)

“Cały ten Jazz” is a presentation of 60 photographs from 1956-2000 by two outstanding photographers: Andrzej Dąbrowski and Wojciech Druszcz, documenting the most important jazz music festival events in Poland and their outstanding participants, musicians of international renown. This is a unique opportunity to get to know a trend in photography which is extremely rarely presented at Polish exhibitions. The authors of the photographs differ in the way they frame and express their work. Andrzej Dąbrowski – musician, jazz drummer and singer known to a wide audience – treats his photographed colleagues as a medium familiar to him and allows himself to capture private moments, the time spent together. Wojciech Druszcz – photojournalist, professional photographer and jazz music enthusiast – focuses his attention and directs his lens to very expressive concert scenes. This way he shows to the viewer how strong and extremely emotional are the experiences of the musicians playing.

The opening will feature a screening of short films from the archives of the National Film Institute in Warsaw about the origins of jazz music and its influence on the culture of the 1960s and 1970s in Poland, as well as a meeting with Andrzej Winiszewski and a concert by Kamil Abt Kwartet from Wrocław.

The exhibition is organised by Fundacja Polskiej Sztuki Emigracyjnej 1939-1989 from Warsaw in cooperation with the ZAiKS Society. The partners of the event are: Culture Zone Wrocław and Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe in Wrocław

Exhibition curator: Henryka Milczanowska

MK Jazz Foto 6th edition of the Marek Karewicz photography competition

Impart Centrum, Piłsudskiego 19

Opening: 23.04.2024, 5:06 p.m.

Międzynarodowa Fundacja Jazz nad Odrą in cooperation with Culture Zone Wrocław and the Jazz Forum magazine organised another edition of MK Jazz Foto, the Marek Karewicz photography competition. This year, out of 172 works submitted by 59 photographers, the competition jury consisting of: Urszula Las, Łukasz Gawroński, Leszek Możdżer, Michał Pietrzak and Andrzej Tyszko nominated 33 photographs for the final exhibition.

The competition is held under the Honorary Patronage of the Lower Silesian Division of the Association of Polish Art Photographers.

The official announcement of the results of this year’s edition and the awarding of the MK Jazz Foto Grand Prix statuette will take place during the first festival concert (23.04).

6 years of MK Jazz Foto. Winners.

Sztuka Na Miejscu, Łaciarska 4

Opening: 24.04.2024, 5:33 p.m.

All the 2018-2024 award-winning photographs of the MK Jazz Foto competition will be on display from 23 to 28.04.2024 at Sztuka na Miejscu – a space located in the immediate vicinity of the Vertigo club. It will be a rare opportunity to see the best of Polish jazz photographs, the authors of which are winning more and more international awards – nominations and triumphs in competitions such as Jazz World Photo (8 authors in the Top 30 of this year’s edition) or JJA Awards (Urszula Las’s win in 2022, Dariusz Kwapisiewicz’s nomination last year).

Leszek Możdżer photo credit: Sławek Przerwa – GRAND PRIX 5. MK Jazz Foto 2023

“WE LOVE JAZZ” – jazz photographs of Urszula Las and Lech Basel

Vivid Gallery, Plac Kościuszki 4

Opening: 25.04.2024, 5:36 p.m.


Urszula Las loves photography and photographs jazz.

Lech Basel loves jazz and photographs jazz.

These two strangers were united by the spirit of Marek Karewicz.

Master, teacher, friend of Urszula Las.

Patron of MK Jazz Foto, the Marek Karewicz photography competition.

Lech Basel has been the curator of this competition since 2018.

Urszula Las is a two-time winner of the MK Jazz Foto Grand Prix and its Juror this year.

Lech Basel photo credit: Maura Ładosz
Ula Las photo: press materials


Reception/Podwórko Neonów, Ruska 46C

Dejot & Marek Pędziwiatr

26.04.2024, 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

From jazz to hip-hop with surprising elements of other trends laced with a groovy vibe.

Dyyune & Dom Grooves

27.04.2024, 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.

Very danceable side of jazz; lots of jazz house, funk and soul.

The events will be accompanied by the exhibition of JnO posters from the collection of Wojtek Siwek at Klubogaleria Dobro.

Unveiling of Siwek the Dwarf

28.04.2024, 4:00 p.m.

Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego

Wojtek Siwek has been associated with Jazz nad Odrą since the first edition of the festiwal. Remembered in the history of Wrocław as a cultural animator with his whole heart. The festival under his baton gained international fame by hosting musicians from the highest level in the world. He stayed with it (on the Artistic Council) until the last moments of his life, and co-creating the 60th edition was his great dream, so he cannot be missing there, even in this symbolic form.

Wojtek Siwek photo credit: Sławek Przerwa