Modern Art Orchestra + Kuba Stankiewicz + Piotr Wojtasik (H-Pl)

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

Saturday 10 September 2011, 10:15 pm

Budapest Jazz Club

VIII., Múzeum u. 7.

Wojtasik, Piotr (Wojciech), trumpet; b. Wroclaw, Poland, b. 10 June 1964. His father is Edward Wojtasik, (1940) and his mother is Halina Wojtasik (1945). I started playing professionally during my music studies at the Katowice Academy of Music, faculty of Jazz (1983-1987). Led by Wojciech Niedziela, "New Presentation", was the first regular group that I recorded with, and that I played with at festivals in Poland (Jazz Jamboree 1988), and Europe (Bratislava, Budapest, Hamburg, Moscow), many of which were recorded by radio stations.

Paralelly, I collaborated with "Young Power." The group appeared at such festivals as "Jazz and Blues" in Stockholm, and the "Molde Jazz festival" in Norway. The beginning of 90`s is a period of time during which I frequently worked with two groups  "Quintessence", and a quintet led by Krzysztof Popek, who started "Power Bros", an important Polish jazz label, for which I record today. Only two musicians were a constant part of groups led by K. Popek in the years 1992-95, himself, alto flute, and me, flugelhorn. The group featured American , German and polish musicians (Derl Taylor, Paul Imm, Volker Greve , Marcin Jahr, Cezary Konrad).

One of the most important events in which I had the opportunity to participate was a session organized by European Broadcasting Union - a big band organized in Amsterdam by Jerry van Rooijen , in 1994.

In 1997 I formed my own quintet which featured Maciej Sikala - ts., Slawomir Kurkiewicz-b., Krzysztof Dziedzic-dr., and the Polish tenor player Tomasz Szukalski. The group existed until 2001 and performed at most major jazz clubs in Europe ("Quassimodo" - Berlin, "Porgy and Bess" - Vienna , Kiev , Paris , and most Polish jazz festivals , Jazz nad Odra, Jazz Jamboree, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days).

Recent musical events include regular collaboration with the Piotr Baron Quintet. Apart from the musicians mentioned hereabove , I recorded or toured with D. Friedman, Ed Shuller, Harwie Schwartz, Carter Jefferson , Gary Bartz , Louis Hayes, David Friesen, Mark Soskin, John Gross.  Additionally I collaborate with Zbigniew Priesner a Polish Film Music Composer. Since 1990,I work at the Katowice Academy of Music , Faculty of Jazz , as a full time educator.


Modern Art Orchestra
Fekete-Kovács Kornél - conductor, trumpet
Cuba Stankiewicz - piano
Peter Wojtasik - trumpet

 
www.mao.hu
www.stankiewicz.art.pl
www.jazz.com (Piotr Wojtasik)

 

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

Read more:

http://info.bmc.hu/?setlang=en&node=news&id=169

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

 

 

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