Presenting the programme of the 56th Jazz on the Odra Festival!

“Radiohead of British Jazz,” contemporary saxophone virtuoso, a Wrocław band with their Slavic melancholy and an electrifying diva of soul and jazz – we have the names of artists featured at this year’s Jazz on the Odra Festival.

 

This year, the Wrocław Culture Zone would like to invite everybody for an entire week filled with jazz – the festival is now two days longer, and the added time was filled to the brim with music. The opening concert (20 April) at the National Forum of Music will feature the Kasia Pietrzko Trio and the Możdżer Danielsson Fresco Trio & Holland Baroque. The latter will showcase their latest release – Just Ignore It, and the concert will launch a new tour promoting the album.

Meanwhile, Mazowiecka 17 will once again host a multitude of stars of Polish and world jazz, including China Moses (23 April) – soul and jazz singer who can swing at the highest level, daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater, an unquestioned icon of jazz music. A day later, we will have an opportunity to listen to the sounds of Chris Potter, contemporary saxophone virtuoso, dubbed “one of the best researched (and copied) saxophonists in the world” by the Down Beat magazine. The Impart stage will once again host the Wrocław-based EABS (25 April), this time showcasing their Slavic Spirits, inspired by Slavic mythology and Polish demonology – the concert will feature some mysterious guests. On the last day of the festival, we will get to see GoGo Penguin – a Manchester trio, whose work is equally influenced by rock, jazz, electronic and minimalist music. And these are just some of the concerts featured in the main programme of the festival.

Of course, there will be something new – the JAZZ’off Free Jazz Stage (21 April), presenting three versatile bands: Jerzy Mączyński – Jerry & The Pelican System, Kwaśny Deszcz and MALEDIWY. Thanks to its unwavering popularity, the Open Air Stage will be set up once again in front of Impart – for the third consecutive year. This time, free concerts will be available from Friday to Sunday (24-26 April), and the full concert programme will be announced soon. As always, you can count on a multitude of accompanying events – exhibitions, special meetings and performances in the urban space, as well as the ever-popular Jam Sessions – music-filled nights with artists and listeners.

Festival tickets and passes can be purchased at Wrocław Culture Zone ticket offices, at www.jazznadodra.pl, www.strefakultury.pl, www.eventim.pl as well as Empik and Media Markt stores across the country.

Tickets will be available on: 20 January, 12:00 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the opening concert are now available!

 

Programme of the 56th Jazz on the Odra Festival

 

20th of April (Monday)

 

National Forum of Music, 7:00 p.m.

56th Jazz on the Odra: opening concert

I set: Kasia Pietrzko Trio

II set: Możdżer Danielsson Fresco Trio & Holland Baroque

 

21st of April (Tuesday)

 

Impart, small stage, 6:00 p.m.

Marianna Wróblewska with Friends: Memories

Impart, main stage, 7:00 p.m.

JAZZ’off stage

1st set: Jerzy Mączyński – Jerry & The Pelican System

2nd set: Kwaśny Deszcz

3rd set: MALEDIWY

 

22nd of April (Wednesday)

 

Impart, main stage, 7:00 p.m.

1sr set: Valeriy Stepanov Band

2nd set: Walk Away

Impart, small stage, 10:30 p.m.

Elec-Tri-City

Impart, festival club, 11:00 p.m.

Jam session

 

 

23rd of April (Thursday)

 

Impart, main stage, 7:00 p.m.

1st set: Piotr Wojtasik: VOICES

2nd set: China Moses

Impart, small stage, 10:30 p.m.

Kuba Banaszek Quartet 

Impart, festival club, 11:00 p.m.

Jam session

 

24th of April (Friday)  

 

Impart, small stage, 2:00 p.m.

Jazz Personality Contest 2020 – 1st day of the auditions

Impart, main stage, 7:00 p.m.

1st set: Peter Erskine – Alan Pasqua – Darek Oleszkiewicz

2nd set: Chris Potter & Craig Taborn Duo

Impart, small stage , 10:30 p.m.

Mariusz Bogdanowicz Quintet 

Impart, festival club, 11:00 p.m.

Jam session

 

25th of April (Saturday)

 

Impart, small stage, 12:00 (noon)

Jazz Personality Contest 2020 – 2nd day of the auditions

Impart, main stage, 6:00 p.m.

1st set: 2020 Grand Prix Laureate

2nd set: EABS Slavic Spirits & Guests

Impart, small stage , 10:30 p.m.

Emil Miszk & The Sonic Syndicate: ARTIFICIAL STUPIDITY  

Impart, festival club, 11:00 p.m.

Jam session

 

26th of April (Sunday)

 

Impart, main stage, 6:00 p.m.

1st set: E.J. Strickland Quintet

2nd set: GoGo Penguin

Impart, small stage , 10:30 p.m.

Daniel Toledo – Kuba Więcek – Michał Miśkiewicz – Piotr Orzechowski

Impart, festival club, 11:00 p.m.

Jam session

 

The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the event programme.