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.