We know the programme for the 59th edition of the Jazz nad Odrą

The opening day will feature Grammy-nominated Peter Erskine and his quartet with a special contribution from saxophonist George Garzone, and the whole festival will be crowned with the performance of Kenny Garrett and Sounds From The Ancestors. In between, we will hear such distinguished artists as: Kenny Barron (i.e. one of the “most lyrical pianists in the world” – according to Jazz Weekly, who has just recorded the album “The Source”), Philip Dizack (also Grammy-nominated), saxophonist Walt Weiskopf, guitarists Peter Bernstein and Mark Whitfield, and saxophonists Andy Middleton (accompanied by Piotr Wojtasik) and Bob Sheppard, who are well-known to jazz audiences. Among the Polish performers, we will hear: the bands of Adam Bałdych, Kuba Stankiewicz, Grzegorz Nagórski, Bernard Maseli, Kasia Pietrzko and Przemysław Jarosz, with the participation of Dominik Wani (who is one of the few Polish artists to record for the famous ECM label) and Marta Wajdzik.

This year, the main venue for the events will be the Impart Centrum, the new stage of Strefa Kultury Wrocław (Culture Zone Wrocław) at ul. Piłsudskiego 19, which formerly housed the Witold Lutosławski Philharmonic. Other concerts and jam sessions will take place at Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant. The festival will begin with the final auditions of the 2023 Jazz Individuality Contest. Young musicians will compete for the Grand Prix awarded by a jury consisting of: Dariusz Oleszkiewicz, Peter Erskine, Piotr Wojtasik, and Kuba Stankiewicz. The winner will receive, among other prizes, PLN 25,000 funded by the Mayor of Wrocław and a Rybotrąbka statuette.

Tickets are available at www.jazznadodra.pl and www.strefakultury.pl 





26 April (Wednesday)

Impart Centrum, 10:00 a.m.

Final auditions for the 2023 Jazz Individuality Contest

Impart Centrum, 6:00 a.m.

  • Jazz Individuality Contest Award Gala
  • Bernard Maseli – MaBaSo (Bernard Maseli – Mallet Kat, kalimba, Michał Barański – electric bass, Daniel Soltis – drums)
  • Peter Erskine Quartet feat. George Garzone (Peter Erskine – drums, George Garzone – tenor saxophone, Alan Pasqua – piano, Darek Oleszkiewicz – bass)

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, 11:00 a.m.

  • Kasia Pietrzko Trio – concert promoting the new album “Fragile Ego” (Kasia Pietrzko – piano, Andrzej Święs – bass, Piotr Budniak – drums)
  • Jam session


27 April (Thursday)

Impart Centrum, 7:00 p.m.

  • Kuba Stankiewicz International Quartet (Bob Sheppard – saxophone, flute, Kuba Stankiewicz – piano, Darek Oleszkiewicz – bass, Eric Ineke – drums, guest: Maria Puga Lareo – vocal)
  • Philip Dizack Quartet (Philip Dizack – trumpet, Mike King – piano, Joe Sanders – bass, Jeremy Dutton – drums

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, 11:00 p.m.

  • Jerzy Małek Gravity Group (Jerzy Małek – trumpet, flugelhorn, Piotr Wyleżoł – piano, keyboard instruments, Jan Smoczyński – keyboards, programming, Marcin Pospieszalski – bass guitar, Sebastian Frankiewicz – drums, Wojciech Lichtański – alto saxophone)
  •  Jam session


28 April (Friday)

Impart Centrum, 7:00 p.m.

  • Walt Weiskopf European Quartet (Walt Weiskopf – saxophone, Carl Winther – piano, Andreas Lang – bass, Anders Mogensen – drums)
  • Peter Bernstein & Mark Whitfield Organ Quartet (Peter Bernstein – guitar, Mark Whitfield – guitar, Phil Wilkinson – Hammond organ, Mourad Benhammou – drums)

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, 11:00 p.m.

  • Marta Wajdzik Quartet (Marta Wajdzik – saxophone, Szymon Mika – guitar, Robert Kubiszyn – bass guitar, bass, Paweł Dobrowolski – drums)
  • Jam session


29 April (Saturday)

Impart Centrum, 7:00 p.m.

  • Yarosh Organ Trio feat. Dominik Wania (Przemysław Jarosz – drums, Tomasz Pruchnicki – saxophones, Kajetan Galas – Hammond organ, Dominik Wania – piano)
  • Kenny Barron Solo Piano

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant 11:00 p.m.

  • Grzegorz Nagórski Quintet (Grzegorz Nagórski – trombone, euphonium, Paweł Tomaszewski – piano, organ, keyboard, Mateusz Szczypka – guitar, Michał Kapczuk – bass, bass guitar, Grzegorz Pałka – drums)
  • Jam session


30 April (Sunday)

Impart Centrum, 7:00 p.m.

  • Adam Bałdych Quintet (Adam Bałdych – violin, Marek Konarski – saxophone, Krzysztof Dys – piano, Andrzej Święs – bass, Dawid Fortuna – drums)
  • Kenny Garrett and Sounds From The Ancestors (Kenny Garrett – alto and tenor saxophone, Corcoran Holt – double bass, Rudy Bird – percussion instruments, David Brown – piano, Ronald Bruner – drums)

Vertigo Jazz Club & Restaurant, 11:00 p.m.

  • Andy Middleton Freedom Quartet (Andy Middleton – saxophones, Piotr Wojtasik – trumpet, Garrett Baxter – bass, Alan Jones – drums)
  • Jam session