Line-up revealed for the 58. Jazz nad Odrą Festival

Christian Scott as Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah, Jeremy Pelt with a new album première and a constellation of Polish musicians with special projects.

 

From 14 to 18 September one of the oldest jazz festivals in Poland will be hosted at the Capitol Music Theatre and Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant in Wrocław. This will be the first edition of the festival with Piotr Wojtasik as its artistic director. “The idea behind the festival’s line-up is to ensure that all concerts are first class. All the artists have been carefully selected so top-class music is guaranteed” – Wojtasik summarizes the annual line-up.

The line-up consists of both Polish and foreign musicians. One of the artists to appear in Wrocław is Jeremy Peltone of the most recognisable young trumpeters in the world of jazz. His concert will be simultaneously a Polish première of his recent record “Jeremy Pelt – Soundtrack”. Also, we will certainly hear the latest compositions of Immanuel Wilkins, a talented saxophonist who has recently released his sophomore album The 7th Hand. We will also witness the concert of Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah – formally known as Christian Scott – a sound architect, trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and designer of innovative technologies and musical instruments. Many Polish artists will focus on specific projects. Artur Dutkiewicz Trio will present their album COMETS SING, Michał Barański will play MANSOVIAN MANTRA, and Bartosz Pernal Sextet will introduce the Into the Wild repertoire. The final concert will feature Piotr Wojtasik Quintet with Anna Maria Jopek as a special guest. These are only a few proposals from the five-day programme filled with the best jazz music ever.

Young musicians will compete again in the Jazz Individuality contest. The prestigious title of winner opens up subsequent opportunities, promotes new promising stars of Polish jazz, and puts them in the spotlight of music journalists. The Grand Prix is a prize of 25 thousand zloty founded by the Mayor of Wrocław, and the Rybotrąbka trophy, but every year new prizes are awarded by music associations, private companies, and even members of the jury. This year, the lucky eight finalists are: Boogie Skiedrzyński, Brzeziński Quartet, Horntet, Katarzyna Osterczy, Krzysztof Baranowski Trio, Michał Ciesielski, Ola Przewoźniak Quintet and Superminimalism. Young musicians will be evaluated by a jury composed of: Darek Oleszkiewicz, Jeremy Pelt and Viktor Tóth.

In addition, traditional jam sessions at the festival club Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant will heat up the vibe on a daily basis.

Tickets for the 58. Jazz on the Odra Festival are available at: www.jazznadodra.pl, www.strefakultury.pl and www.eventim.pl.

 

PROGRAMME

 

14 September (Wednesday)

 

Musical Theatre Capitol

7:00 p.m. Marek Kądziela Jazz Ensemble | Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

11:00 p.m. Artur Dutkiewicz Trio „COMETS SING”

Jam session

 

15 September (Thursday)

 

Musical Theatre Capitol

7:00 p.m. Tomasz Dąbrowski & The Individual Beings | Jeremy Pelt Quintet

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

11:00 p.m. Aga Derlak Trio

Jam session

 

16 September (Friday)

 

Musical Theatre Capitol

7:00 p.m. Michał Barański „MASOVIAN MANTRA” | Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

2:00 p.m. 1st final concert of the 2022 Jazz Personality Contest

11:00 p.m. Tomasz Pruchnicki Quartet

Jam session

 

17 September (Saturday)

 

Musical Theatre Capitol

7:00 p.m. Dominik Wania Trio feat. Darek Oleszkiewicz & Christian Lillinger | Mark Shim Trio feat. Matt Brewer & Damion Reid

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

2:00 p.m. 2nd final concert of the 2022 Jazz Personality Contest

11:00 p.m.  Grzegorz Ziółek Quartet

Jam session

 

18 September (Sunday)

 

Musical Theatre Capitol

6:00 p.m. 2022 Jazz Personality Contest Award Gala | Ricky Ford Trio feat. Steve McCraven & Michał Barański | Piotr Wojtasik Quintet feat. Anna Maria Jopek

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant

11:00 p.m. Bartosz Pernal Sextet “Into the Wild”

Jam session

 

ACCOMPANYING EVENTS

 

14 September (Wednesday)

 

Capitol Music Theatre (hall)

4:33 p.m.  Opening of MK Jazz Foto – 4. edition of the Marek Karewicz photography contest

 

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the programme.