Grzegorz Karnas Trió + Miklós Lukács(PL-H)


Polish Focus - a special polish program of Jazz Forum Budapest 2011.

Saturday 10 September 2011, 7:00 pm

TRAFO Budapest

IX. Liliom u. 41.

Grzegorz Karnas. Born to a family devoid of musical traditions. Finished one year of classical guitar at the secondary music school in Rybnik. Graduate of the Jazz Institute of the Academy of Music in Katowice, considered prestigious in Poland. Karnas has worked with top-line younger artists of Poland's jazz scene as well as its legends. In 1998, he was awarded first prize at the International Jazz Vocalists' Meeting in Zamosc (Poland). The following year, his debut album "Reinkarnasja" (Nottwo 2000) was released and put Karnas on the road touring throughout the main clubs and festivals in Poland and Slovakia (International Jazz Pianists' Festival in Kalisz, Bratislava Jazz Days, Jazz Jamboree at Polish Radio Concert Studio). Summer of 2004 saw the premiere of Grzegorz Karnas' self-produced solo project "Sny-Dreams of a Ninth Floor" (DeBies 2004) promotion of which took place with a series of over 30 club and festival concerts in Poland (Warsaw Summer Jazz Days), Slovakia and Czech Republic (Prague Jazz Open, Jazz Goes To Town in Hradec Kralove , International Jazz Festival in Kosice), Germany, Romania (Sibu Jazz Festival) and many others. A new album “Ballads for the End of the World” featuring brilliant silesian cello player Adam Oles was released in april 2006. Promotions of both projects continue in 2007. Also in 2006 Karnas was awarded first prize at Young Jazz Singers Competition Brussels. In august 2007 he was a winner of CREST JAZZ VOCAL competition in southern France. Regular club and festival performer around europe inluding major world events like London Jazz Fest.

Grzegorz Karnas - vocal
Adam Oles - cello
Michal Miskiewicz - drums
Miklós Lukács - dulcimer (Lukács Miklós)


On the occasion of the Polish presidency in the Council of the European Union in 2011, the Polish Institute in Budapest, together with the Budapest Music Center - one of the most important musical organizations- will organize a Polish Focus on one of  the most important jazz festival: JazzForum Hungarian Budapest. The festival will take place in prestigious concert halls in Budapest Palace of Arts, Trafo and Budapest Jazz Club.


Jazz concerts: Pawel Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Sextet, Krzysztof Scieranski, Martin Masecki, Grzegorz Karnas / Miklós Lukács, Jacek Kochan / Dominik Wania / Piotr Lemańczyk / Viktor Tóth, Soundcheck, Piotr Wojtasik/Modern Art Orchestra (MAO)/Kuba Stankiewicz

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Organizers: BMC (Budapest Music Center)
Co-organizers: Polish Institute, Stołeczna Estrada