The legendary American saxophonist Charles Lloyd will perform on 3rd of November 2016 as a Special Guest with Marcin Wasilewski Trio at the only concert in Poland. The concert will be held in Roma Theatre in Warsaw as a part of „Good evening jazz” cycle under the artistic supervision of Krzysztof Herdzin.
When many years ago Charles Lloyd saw Marcin Wasilewski Trio at one of performs in the United States, he said: „I’d like to play with them one day…” It took over 10 years to make His wish come true in Warsaw.
A day before the concert, on 2nd November at the Kino Atlantic will be a screening of the film „Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity” directed by Dorothy Darr- a painter, artist, Charleses Lloyd albums’ co- producer and the manager, Jeffery Morse. After the screening we invite you to a meeting with the Dorothy Darr and the Charles Lloyd, who will answer questions from viewers.
The patron of the concert is STOART Union Of Perfoming Artists and partners of the concert are: TVP Kultura, Jazz Forum, Jazz Soul, Jazz Press, Sofitel Warsaw Victoria and Universal Music Poland (ECM Records and Blue Note distributor).
Concert: Marcin Wasilewski Trio & Special Guest Charles Lloyd, November 3, 2016, 19:00, Roma Theatre in Warsaw
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Film screening: „Charles Lloyd: Arrows Into Infinity”. After the screening- meeting with Charles Lloyd and Dorothy Darr- film director,November 2, 2016, 19:00, Kino Atlantic in Warsaw
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Marcin Wasilewski Trio (Marcin Wasilewski – piano, Slawomir Kurkiewicz – double bass and Michal Miskiewicz – drums) continues promoting their 4th ECM album „Spark of Life”(ECM Records/Universal Music Poland) with the impressive list of concerts in the European cities.
14th October MWTrio (with Their Swedish friend Joakim Milder) will perform at the 35th Skopje Jazz Festival (in Macedonia). Throughout its history the festival has hosted prominent names from the jazz world. The concert is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Culture.pl) and Mr. Jacek Multanowski, the Polish Ambassador to the Republic Of Macedonia in Skopje.
Few weeks after Skopje Jazz festival MWTrio will perform with Charles Lloyd as Special Guest at the ROMA Theatre in Warsaw. This will be the only concert in Poland with the legendary master of saxophone and jazz.
On the 10th November Trio will visit Tartu in Estonia for the IDee Jazz Festival to perform at the ultramodern National Museum of Estonia. One day later, 11th November Trio will be hosted by the Budapest Music Center (BMC) with the support of the Polish Institute in Budapest to celebrate 105 years on the Poland’s Independence Day.
MWTrio will have a great privilage to be the only Polish jazz band to perform during San Sebastian- European Capital of Culture 2016. This concert will be held in a majestic Victoria Eugenia Antzokia Theatre. Concert in San Sebastian is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in Madrid.
A week later (26. November) at the 43. International Piano Jazz Festival in Kalisz (Poland) Marcin Wasilewski will join Arild Andersen, the Norwegian double- bass star, and another legend- Al Foster on drums, the American drums’ giant, long time friend of Miles Davis and member of his bands, the Artist who played with all biggest stars in jazz and the drummer with whom every big stars of jazz had to and wanted to paly with.
To finish November 2016 Tour MWTrio will perform 27. November at the ECM Weekend in Cork (Ireland) and- when return to Poland- with the concert in Lublin to play with Henryk Miśkiewicz the material from the album „Lyrics”, awarded with Fryderyk 2001 for the Album Of The Year in jazz.
The tour is a part of „Spark Of Life” album promotion. Just six weeks after release has reached the Gold Album status, and few months later has received most of the jazz awards in 2014 in Poland: Album of the Year, Acoustic Band of the Year in yearly readers poll of JAZZ FORUM Magazine, two “Polish Grammy” – the Fryderyk Award for Jazz Album of the Year. The leader Marcin Wasilewski received his eighth Fryderyk Award in Jazz Artist of the Year category.
Marcin Wasilewski Trio (Marcin Wasilewski – piano, Slawomir Kurkiewicz – double bass and Michal Miskiewicz – drums) will perform in North America with eight concerts in June this year, promoting their 4th ECM album „Spark of Life” (ECM Records/Universal Music Poland). A few months after its release, the album has received in Poland most of the jazz awards in 2014: Gold Album status just six weeks after release, Album of the Year, Acoustic Band of the Year in yearly readers poll of JAZZ FORUM Magazine, two “Polish Grammy” – the Fryderyk Award for Jazz Album of the Year. The leader Marcin Wasilewski received his eighth Fryderyk Award in Jazz Artist of the Year category.
The tour in the US and Canada includes concerts at the prestigious jazz festivals in Ottawa and Vancouver and in the famous Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Three US concerts are the part of ”Jazztopad Presents”- a special edition of the Wroclaw’s festival Jazztopad that will present the best musicians of Polish contemporary jazz scene.
Marcin Wasilewski Trio „Spark Of Life” – U.S. and Canada Tour 2016
17. June – An Die Musik, Baltimore, MD
19. June – Jazztopad Presents / New Haven Intl. Arts and Idea Festival, New Haven, CT
22. and 23. June – Jazztopad Presents / Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
25. June – TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ottawa, ON
26. June – TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver, BC
28. June – Tripple Door, Seattle, WA
30. June – Polish Hall, Portland, OR
The US & Canada Tour 2016 is supported by: Jazztopad Festival / National Forum of Music in Wroclaw, Polish Cultural Institute in New York, Adam Mickiewicz Institute- Culture.pl, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa, Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Seattle and the Polish Library Association in Portland (PLBA).
The American edition of the Jazztopad Festival is presented by the National Forum of Music/ Wroclaw, the Polish Cultural Institute New York.
Marcin Wasilewski Trio (Marcin Wasilewski- piano, Slawomir Kurkiewicz – double- bass, Michael Miskiewicz- drums) feat. Joakim Milder (tenor saxophone) moves to the next stage of the tour „Spark of Life” Deutschland Tour 2015.
„The best export” Polish jazz trio enjoys enormous popularity in Europe. A month before their concert at this year’s London Jazz Festival /15.11./ tickets were sold out for the last place. We hope that in Germany- Trio’s label homeland (ECM Records from Munich), where the band will perform at the third tour after releasing new album in October 2014 – also fans will attend.
Concerts will be held in Singen 12.11., 13.11 Ludwigshafen., Erlangen 17.11., 18.11 Ingolstadt., Munich 19.11. and Düsseldorf 23.11.
The tour ” ‚Spark Of Life’ the Deutschland Tour 2015 ” takes place thanks to the support of the Foundation for the Polish-German Cooperation (Die Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit), www.fwpn.org.pl.