Marcin Wasilewski Trio


Polska Jazz 2016 – 4th Polish Jazz Festival

Friday 11 November 2016, 7:30 pm

Budapest Music Center (BMC) Opus Jazz Club

1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.

Marcin Wasilewski - piano
Sławomir Kurkiewicz - double bass
Michał Miśkiewicz - drums

The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is one of the brightest stars of the Polish jazzscene, recognised for their unique talent in blending tradition with contemporary sound. The trio is considered one of the most acclaimed and unique jazz formations of its generation, and it has garnered recognition in its native Poland as well as abroad. 

The trio is present on the jazz scene from the beggining of the 1994. Called first Simple Acoustic Trio, and from 2008 Marcin Wasilewski Trio they are travelling around all continents to present their music. They were members of the Tomasz Stanko Quartet for 15 years as the longest collaborators of Stanko. The trio has released for albums on ECM Records so far (Trio 2003, January 2007 and Faithful 2011 and Spark Of Life 2014). They worked together with masters of improvisation such as Jan Garbarek, Gianluigi Trovesi, John Surman, Louis Sclavis, Arthur Blythe, Joe Lovano, Bernt Rosengren, Dino Saluzzi, Bobo Stenson, Anders Jormin, Manu Katche and Jon Christensen, just to name a few. 

Marcin and Slawomir began playing jazz together as 15-year old students at the Koszalin High School of Music. Simple Acoustic Trio, their first one, was founded in 1989. Drummer Michal Miskiewicz, son of noted Polish alto sax player Henryk Miskiewicz, joined them in 1993, and the group’s line-up has been stable ever since. As Simple Acoustic Trio, they won awards in Poland and issued five albums on Polish labels. Their early emphasis on Komeda awakened Tomasz Stanko’s interest in the group, and through the 1990s they collaborated with the trumpeter on projects, beginning with theatre music; by the decade’s end, they’d progressed to become his regular band. In 2001 their work together was documented, to public acclaim, on the Stanko Quartet album Soul of Things, recorded by ECM in 2001, followed by Suspended Night in 2003, and Lontano in 2005.

“This trio is now one of the finest in jazz, its mutual ease and intuition something to marvel at,” wrote Ray Comiskey in The Irish Times: “Musically and extra-musically it remains a co-operative; Wasilewski’s a kind of aural painter who puts the colours on the group’s canvases while the others shape and highlight them, in a kind of impressionism that allows the trio’s fluid interaction free... rein and permits the band to evoke, sustain and resolve a considerable mood spectrum.” 


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