The jury consisting of: Dariusz Oleszkiewicz, Peter Erskine, Piotr Wojtasik, Kuba Stankiewicz listened to the performances of the six finalists and awarded the Grand Prix and special prizes.
Kasia S.P. Project,
Product May Contain,
The Grand Prix in the 2023 Jazz Individuality Contest amounting to PLN 25,000 – the prize funded by the Mayor of Wrocław, Jacek Sutryk – was awarded to the Product May Contain band consisting of: Filip Botor (double bass), Tymon Kosma (vibraphone), Mateusz Borgiel (percussion instruments).
The band also received an award in the form of an advertising and promotional session in “Jazz Forum” – both the paper and online version, and an award funded by Radio 357 – a performance as part of the “Garaż 357” series.
The prize of 10,000 zlotys – funded by the STOART Artists and Performers Association– was awarded to the Jopek / Klemensiewicz band consisting of: Anna Jopek (piano), Jakub Klemensiewicz (soprano saxophone/clarinet).
The award funded by Oris Polska – the Oris James Morrison Academy of Music Limited Edition watch – was received by Szymon Szczot (keyboards, piano) from the J. Tronix band.
phot. Dunvael Photography
Product May Contain is a trio of young musicians whose main goal is to create spaces, both tight and vast. In their work you may find the influences of jazz, folk, ambient and chamber music working together with the sound of vibraphone, double bass and ethnic percussion instruments (pot plants may be included). From this mosaic emerges an original and personal story about finding beauty within the ambiguity of unstable times.
Tymon Kosma – vibraphonist, student of the Academy of Music in Katowice. He won awards both as a soloist and as a member of bands at many festivals and competitions, e.g.: Young Crocus Jazz Contest (individual award), Junior Młyn Jazz Festival (1st place with the Kosmonauci band), Italy PAS Percussion Competition (First Prize Absolute – category: vibraphone). An individual approach to music, enthusiasm and spontaneity determine his artistic path.
Filip Botor – double bass player and bass guitarist of the young generation, student of the Academy of Music in Katowice. Fascinated by the broad concept of music, various traditions, the spectrum of acoustic and electronic sounds. In addition to participating in the Product May Contain (Kosma/Botor/Borgiel) and RGFX (Wypasek/Botor/Antoniak) projects, he also works as a sideman and composer.
Mateusz Borgiel – percussionist, student of the Jazz Department of the Academy of Music in Katowice. When playing, he combines the sound possibilities of drums and ethnic instruments, blending rhythmic invention with sensitivity to timbre. He draws inspiration particularly from the music of Latin America and the Middle East.