Stanisław Słowiński Quintet live in China 2018

At the turn of May and June 2018, Stanisław Słowiński Quintet is returning to tour in China. The Cracow-based band will give 15 concerts in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Xi’an. The shows are part of the Jazz Po Polsku, a project promoting improvised Polish jazz music abroad.

The tour will kick off in the South of China, where Stanisław Słowiński Quintet (SSQ) will perform in Guangzhou and Shenzhen (May 26th-31st). Next, the band will head out to Xi’an (June 1st-3rd) and Hangzhou (June 4th-7th). Musicians will complete their tour playing in Beijing, Ningbo, Shanghai and Taizhou (June 8th-13th). For the first time, SSQ will perform a special program dedicated to one of the most important Polish composers of all time, Karol Szymanowski. „We will treat selected Szymanowski’s compositions with creative deconstruction, aiming to find the optimal way to combine the work of one of the greatest Polish composers with the contemporary language of improvised jazz music and modern techniques of electronic sound processing. Re-harmonization and free improvisation, sampling and processing – these are just couple of techniques that will allow us to find a new, broader context of Szymanowski’s music” – says Stanisław Słowiński, the quintet’s leader. Stanisław Słowiński Quintet includes: Stanisław Słowiński – violin, Zbyszek Szwajdych – trumpet, Kuba Płużek – piano, Justyn Małodobry – double bass and Adam Stępiowski – drums. They will be accompanied by Chinese musicians: Jun Xiao in Beijing, and Hang An in Hangzhou.

Stanisław Słowiński is one of the most prolific musicians on the Polish scene. As a frontman of his own projects, a sideman and a session musician, he performs more than 100 concerts a year, visiting club and festival scenes around the World, including Chile, China, South Korea, Iceland, Spain, Serbia and Hungary. Winner of many awards, including the 39th Jazz Juniors Grand Prix and the Audience Prize at the 1st International Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violin Competition. He debuted with Landscapes Too Easy To Explain album, his own material recorded with the Quintet, distributed worldwide by Hevhetia label. The album was praised by fans and critics alike. Last year Chinese audience saw the band performing tracks from their second album Visions | Between Love And Death.

Jazz Po Polsku is a music platform presenting a wide spectrum of young Polish musicians from the impro scene. It helps in establishing cultural cooperation and integrates artists from many countries – says Jakub Krzeszowski, Jazz Po Polsku founder.

This year’s tour of Stanisław Słowiński Quintet will be their third in China. Last one, was a part of the Season of Culture – a program of the Chinese Ministry of Culture promoting the 16+1 initiative aimed at enhancing collaboration between China and Central and Eastern European countries, as well as the idea of the new Silk Road – adds Krzeszowski.

The 2018 tour is organized by Plateaux Foundation as a part of the project „Jazz Po Polsku Live in China 2018”.

Financed from the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, within the scope of the Multiannual Program INDEPENDENT 2017-2021, as part of the „Cultural bridges” subsidy program of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

The concerts are organised in collaboration with the Chinese Jazz Association (CJA), and supported by Polish Institute in Beijing – Culture Service of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing, Consulate General of Poland in Guangzhou and Consulate General of Poland in Shanghai.

Stanisław Słowiński Quintet Live in China 2018 | JAZZ PO POLSKU


26.05 Shenzhen, MIDI Live House | 19:30
5月26日 深圳 迷笛现场 19:30

1F,Area B,Longgang Cultural Centre,No.8308 Longxiang Street,Longgang
tickets: 50/70 LINK

27.05 Shenzhen, Vinylhouse *press conference + workshop | 19:00
5月27日 深圳 Vinylhouse 新闻发布会&工作坊 时间待定

Floor 8, Block 2A, Software Industrial Base, Nashan
free entry

29.05 Shenzhen, Mars | 20:00
5月29日 深圳Mars 时间待定

tickets: 80/100 LINK

30.05 Shenzhen, Lavo | 22:00
5月30日 深圳 Lavo 22:00

Level 1M, Kerry Plaza Building T3, Zhongxin 3rd road, Futian
free entry LINK

31.05 Guangzhou, JZ Club | 21:00
5月31日 广州 JZ Club 21:00

Guangdong Sheng, Guangzhou Shi, Haizhu Qu
tickets: 60/80

01.06 Xi’an, Meeting Jazz Club | 21:30
6月1日 西安 Meeting Jazz俱乐部 21:30

地址: 朱雀门里顺城南巷西段
Add: South Shuncheng Road Zhuque Gate
tickets: tba

02.06 Xi’an, Meeting Jazz Club | 21:00
6月2日 西安 Meeting Jazz俱乐部 21:30

地址: 朱雀门里顺城南巷西段
Add: South Shuncheng Road Zhuque Gate
tickets: tba

03.06 Xi’an, Meeting Jazz Club | 21:30
6月2日 西安 Meeting Jazz俱乐部 21:30

地址: 朱雀门里顺城南巷西段
Add: South Shuncheng Road Zhuque Gate
tickets: tba

05.06 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music | 19:15
6月5日 杭州 浙江音乐学院 19:15

No.1 Zheyin Rd, Zhuantang Ave, West Lake District
free entry

06.06 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music *workshop | 14:00
6月6日 杭州 浙江音乐学院 工作坊 14:00

No.1 Zheyin Rd, Zhuantang Ave, West Lake District
free entry

07.06 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music *jam session | 19:15
6月7日 杭州 浙江音乐学院 即兴演奏 19:15

No.1 Zheyin Rd, Zhuantang Ave, West Lake District
free entry

09.06 Ningbo, Culture and Art Training Center *workshop | 14:00
6月9日 宁波 文化艺术交流中心 工作坊 14:00

浙江省宁波市鄞州区中山东路1900号宁波文化艺术培训中心 3楼多功能厅
3F Multifunction Hall Ningbo Culture and Art Training Center,
No.1900 East Zhongshan Road, Yinzhou District, Ningbo
free entry

09.06 Ningbo, Cultural Plaza (outdoor) | 19:00
6月9日 宁波 宁波文化广场 水艺舞台 19:00

浙江省宁波市鄞州区宁穿路1800号 宁波文化广场 水艺舞台
No.1800 Ningchuan Road, Yinzhou District, Ningbo
free entry

10.06 Ningbo, Culture and Art Training Center | 19:00
6月10日 宁波 宁波文化广场 水艺舞台 19:00

浙江省宁波市鄞州区中山东路1900号宁波文化艺术培训中心 3楼小剧场
3F Theater,No.1900 East Zhongshan Road, Yinzhou District, Ningbo
free entry

11.06 Ningbo, Zhejiang University Ningbo Institute of Technology (ZUNIT) | 19:00
6月11日 宁波 浙江大学宁波理工 时间待定

1 Xuefu Rd, Yinzhou Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, Chiny, 315000
free entry

12.06 Taizhou, Art Workshop of Taizhou Cultural Center | 19:00
6月12日 台州 台州市文化馆艺工场 19:00

No 58 Mid Guangchang Rd, Jiaojiang District Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province
tickest: tba

13.06 Shanghai, JZ Club | 21:00
6月13日 上海 JZ Club 21:00

#158 Julu Rd., Huangpu District,
tickets: 80/100

16.06 Beijing, DDC | 15:00
6月16日 北京 黄昏黎明俱乐部 15:00

Shanlao Hutong NO. 14, Dongcheng District
tickets: 60/80 LINK

16.06 Beijing, Good Bait | 22:00
6月16日 北京 Good Bait 22:00

1-6, Building No 6, South Sanlitun Rd, Chaoyang (located north next to Slow Boat Brewery)
free entry