JAZZ PO POLSKU Around the World project starts now!

JAZZ PO POLSKU „Around the World” project will take the form of an international concert tour. As part of it, leading Polish jazz musicians from the younger generation will give over 100 concerts on 4 continents. The project kicked-off in May and will last three years. It is inspired by the achievements of the Polish traveler – Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, who was the first Pole to circumnavigate the World.

As part of the JAZZ PO POLSKU „Around the World” project, over the next three years Polish jazz artists will visit 20 countries and play over 100 concerts on 4 continents. It will be attended by the leading Polish artists of the independent jazz and improvisation scene, who will perform their original songs. There are also plans to cooperate with local artists, in order to create special events.

„The following year we will play mostly in Asia – China, Japan and Vietnam, but also in several European countries – Albania, Croatia, Moldova, Romania, Serbia; as well as in Canada. In the following years we plan to bring Polish jazz to various parts of the World. You can follow our website and social media channels, where we keep reporting on the progress of the project, presenting more artists and locations. The first musicians we can proudly introduce are: Michał Ciesielski and Piotr Krępeć, who will perform on their independent tours in China in May, and Michal Ciesielski, who will also perform in Vietnam. Then Mateusz Gawęda Trio is going to play in China and Japan in June; and the Piotr Lemańczyk Electric in Canada in July. In the upcoming weeks The Flash! and Paweł Kaczmarczyk Trio are going to perform in Romania, while Piotr Damasiewicz Into The Roots will perform in Croatia, Unleashed Cooperation in Moldova, and Ziemia in Albania and Serbia. I believe that in the coming years Polish jazz will truly reach the audiences all around the World” says Jakub Krzeszowski, founder of the JAZZ PO POLSKU Foundation and “Around the World” project. Further performers and details of concerts will be announced on an ongoing basis on the website jazzpopolsku.pl.

The JAZZ PO POLSKU „Around the World” project is inspired by the achievements of the Polish traveler Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, who was the first Pole to circumnavigate the World out of his own initiative. Strzelecki made an extraordinary journey in the years 1834-1843, during which he conducted extensive geological and geographical research, contributing to the development of knowledge about the modern World.

“Strzelecki was one of the few Poles who managed to break out from Poland and have an impact in today’s World image. Alongside Chopin and Curie-Skłodowska, he was one of the few who had the opportunity to see a different world in the mid-nineteenth century. He conducted extensive geological research on many continents. For his work for the development of world science, he received many awards abroad, including a gold medal from the Royal Geographical Society, and recognition from Charles Darwin himself. In Poland, unfortunately, he was not appreciated during his lifetime,” adds Krzeszowski.

The JAZZ PO POLSKU „Around the World” project is conducted by the JAZZ PO POLSKU Foundation in cooperation with Polish diplomatic missions around the World as well as with a number of local partners. The Foundation’s strategic partners are: Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu Foundation and the Instytut Dyplomacji Gospodarczej Foundation. Media patrons: Jazz Forum, Warsaw Insider.

The JAZZ PO POLSKU Foundation is a non-governmental organization presenting a wide spectrum of possibilities of Polish artists of the young generation. It helps in establishing international cultural cooperation and integrates artists from many countries. It strives to refresh and strengthen the image of Polish jazz in the minds of foreign audiences. Since 2012, over 350 events have been held as part of JAZZ PO POLSKU in 15 countries, with more than 150 musicians taking part. As part of the organized projects, concerts of Polish and foreign artists are also held in Poland. You can support us on patronite.pl 


Michał Ciesielski Band
Michał Ciesielski – piano; Noah Hocker – trumpet; Nathaniel Gao – sax; YuanYe/ Wang Chenhuai – double bass; Victor Bastidas Rodriguez/Xiao Dou – drums
03.05 China, Beijing, Parnassus Museum (solo)
04.05 China, Beijing, The Bricks (quartet)
05.05 China, Beijing, Fugue (solo)
06.05 China, Beijing, Blue Note (trio)
13.05 Vietnam, Hanoi, Binh Minh Jazz Club
18.05 China, Beijing, Smoke (trio)
19.05 China, Beijing, Chiny, Steinway Concert Hall (solo)
24.05 China, Beijing, Bricks (trio)
25.05 China, Beijing, Shi Kong Theatre

Piotr Krępeć
Piotr Krępeć – guitar (solo)
28.04, China, Shanghai, Sanji Neon Studio,Shanghai, warsztaty
29.04, China, Shanghai, House of Blues and Jazz
02.05, China, Zhengzhou, Zhenglun Zhujiang Instrumnet Store Music Hall
07.05, China, Hangzhou, JZ Club
19.05, China, Chengdu, MPK Vinyl Culture Hall
21.05, China, Nantong, Daxu Guitar
24.05, China, Wuhan, Three Livehouse
25.05, China, Chengdu, Jah Bar
26.05, China, Chengdu, Machu Picchu
27.05, China, Pekin, Ambasada RP w Pekinie
28.05, China, Eatwithchina

Mateusz Gawęda Trio 
Mateusz Gawęda – piano, Alan Wypisz – double bass, Grzegorz Pałka – drums
15.06 Japan, Tokyo, Seya Cultural Center AJISAI Plaza (solo)
16.06 Japan, Tokyo, Shinjuku PitInn
17.06 Japan, Tokyo, Hakutopia
21.06 China, Shanghai, Blue Note
22.06 China, Shanghai, Blue Note
23.06 China, Shenzhen, Lavo
24.06 China, Shenzhen, Lavo
25.06 China, Shenzhen, DMAC

Piotr Lemańczyk Electric Band
Piotr Lemańczyk – bass, Marcin Wądołowski – guitars Dominik Bukowski – vibraphone, Tyler Hornby – drums

30.06, Canada, Canmore, Canmore Theatre
01.07, Canada, Edmonton, Edmonton Jazz Festival
02.07, Canada, Calgary, JYYC Calgary Jazz Festival

The Flash!
Sławomir Pezda – sax, Alan Wykpisz – bass, Max Olszewski – drums
18.08, Romania, Smida Jazz Festival

Piotr Damasiewicz Into The Roots
Piotr Damasiewicz – trumpet; Zbigniew Kozera – double bass; Paweł Szpura – drums
26.06, Croatia, Jazz U Vinogradu Festival

Paweł Kaczmarczyk Trio
Paweł Kaczmarczyk – piano; Alan Wykpisz – double bass; Grzegorz Pałka – drums
7.10, Romania, Timisoara Jazz Festival

Unleashed Cooperation
Wojciech Braszak – sax, Patryk Rynkiewicz – trumpet, Patryk Matwiejczuk – piano, Flavio Gullotta – double bass, Stanisław Aleksandrowicz – drums
29.09, Mołdawia,
Chisinau, Ethno Jazz Festival

Oskar Tomala – guitar; Mateusz Żydek – trumpet; Jakub Wosik – double bass; Alan Kapołka – drums
30.09, Albania, Szkodra, Jazz Club
.09, Albania, Tirana, International Festival JazzinAlbania
02.10, Albania, Tirana, International Festival JazzinAlbania * workshops