Krystyna Stańko and her Quartet


Polska Jazz 2016 – 4th Polish Jazz Festival

Saturday 12 November 2016, 9:00 pm

Budapest Music Center (BMC) Opus Jazz Club

1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.

Krystyna Stańko - vocals
Dominik Bukowski - vibraphone, kalimba
Marcin Wądołowski - guitar
Piotr Lemańczyk - double bass
Mikołaj Stańko - drums, cajon

Gifted with an original timbre, Krystyna Stańko is one of the greatest jazz vocalists and songwriters in Poland. Once a graduate from the Faculty of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Katowice, she is jazz vocal teacher at the Music Academy in Gdansk for almost a decade. Through her career she has recorded 9 albums, both with original music and in collaboration with other artists. Krystyna is working with leading Polish jazz musicians as Dominik Bukowski, Piotr Lemańczyk, Irek Wojtczak, Cezary Konrad, Przemek Jarosz, Marcin Wądołowski on a permanent basis. She was twice nominated for the Fryderyki awards and for the 25th anniversary of her artistic work on she received the Cultural Award of the President of Gdansk in 2014.

Her albums Secretly (2010), with jazz arrangements of songs by Peter Gabriel, and Kropla Słowa (2012) earned excellent reviews and she toured extensively with the material of them both in Poland and abroad. Her critically acclaimed latest album Snik, inspired by the region of Kashuby, containing elements of folklore and a large dose of improvisation, was released in June 2014. In the framework of the International Ladies Jazz Festival 2014 in Gdynia she has prepared a special project, Krystyna Stanko and her Jobim, with the participation of her students and graduates. The recording sessions of her forthcoming album, Novos Anos, took place in autumn 2016, featuring Brazilian percussionist virtuoso Luis Nascimento along with her regular band members Dominik Bukowski and Piotr Lemańczyk. 


Tickets are available for 1300 HUF on the spot, in the national JEGYPONT network of Interticket, at and here.