Polish Music at Polish Hall - MARCIN WASILEWSKI TRIO
Marcin Wasilewski - piano, leader
Slawomir Kurkiewicz - double bass
Michal Miskiewicz - drums
One of the best trios to appear on the European jazz scene in the past decade.
Wasilewski's sense of musical space and his aural imagery are so fresh they are initially mysterious, then get more so.
The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is an internationally recognized Polish jazz trio that has performed together as a band for over 22 years. Its a distinctive, yet accessible group that strikes a fine balance of tradition and contemporary influences, demonstrating the global language and continuity of jazz music with nuance. Don't miss their concert in Portland to celebrate Polish jazz, presented by Polish Library Building Association (PLBA) in Portland.
"A Polish pianist/composer of cinematic and profoundly melodic originals, (and long time collaborator with Tomasz Stanko), ECM artist Wasilewski's superb off-book explorations reinforce his growing reputation as a visionary improviser" -- All About Jazz. Repertory includes: daring re-workings of Herbie Hancock, Ennio Morricone, The Police, and legendary Polish pianist and film music composer Krzysztof Komeda (Rosemarys Baby) beautifully frame his Keith Jarrett-influenced lyricism alongside a spacious and deeply engaged rhythm section: bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz and drummer Michal Miskiewicz.
Concert in Portland concludes the band's US- Canada tour:
17, June - Baltimore, An Die Musik
19, June - Jazztopad Presents / New Haven Intl. Festival, New Haven
22 & 23, June - Jazztopad Presents / Jazz At Lincoln Center, New York
25, June - TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
26, June - TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
28, June - Seattle, Tripple Door
30, June - Portland, PLBA
The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is one of the brightest stars of the Polish jazz scene, recognized for their unique talent in blending the traditional and contemporary. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is one of the most acclaimed of its generation. They have garnered recognition in their native Poland and internationally.
The Trio came on the jazz scene in 1994, first as Simple Acoustic Trio. From 2008 they've toured internationally as The Marcin Wasilewski Trio. As members of The Tomasz Stanko Quartet for 15 years, they are notably Stanko's longest collaborating sidemen, recording on numerous ECM releases both with Stanko and as a Trio, the following titles: Trio (2003), January (2007), Faithful (2011), Spark Of Life (2014).
In addition to their outstanding recordings with Tomasz Stanko for the prestigious ECM label, The Marcin Wasilewski Trio has also worked 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.
2009 Trio leader, Marcin Wasilewski (piano), was nominated for the Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival's "Paul Acket Award" by an international committee of jazz critics. In 2005 and 2011 Wasilewski was listed as a rising piano star in the Down Beat Annual Critics Poll.
Polish Hall (View)
3832 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97227
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