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Polish Jazz London Series

25/06/2019

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Showcasing the most interesting and highly acclaimed Jazz artists to come out of Poland

Thursday 4 July – Thursday 21 November 2019

Some say Jazz is a universal language. It’s lively, expressive, distinctive and diverse just like the people of the Waltham Forest Borough.

What you may not know is that some of the best Jazz comes from Poland and it has that unique Slavic lyrical sound. As part of Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 B Side Events are bringing some of the best Polish Jazz to the borough.
Showcasing the most interesting and highly acclaimed artists to come out of Poland the Polish Jazz Series will bring together polish communities and local audiences at 5 concerts throughout July-November.

 

PROGRAMME

Thursday 4 July 2019, 6.30 pm

St Mary’s Music Hall

Walthamstow E17 9RL

Niechęć

Part Jazz part avant-garde. Their hypnotic mixture of jazz, ambient, electronic music and alternative rock can be addictive and it’s met with universal acclaim from diverse audiences. Their live performances are a most vibrant experience that stays with the listeners long after the show is over.

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Friday 16 August 2019, 6.30 pm

St John’s Music Hall

High Rd, Leytonstone

London E11 1HH

Marcin Masecki Jazz Trio

Marcin Masecki is one of Poland’s most prolific and indiosyncratic musicians, known for blurring the line between high art and entertainment. Winner of many awards he performs extensively on all keyboard instruments, composes for film and theatre, produces festivals, records and curates musical events. He was music arranger, composer and consultant in Paweł Pawlikowski‘s recently Cannes’ awarded film Cold War.

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Friday 19 September 2019, 6.30 pm

St Mary’s Music Hall

Walthamstow E17 9RL

Kuba Więcek Trio

One of the great young talents in Polish Jazz. Kuba Więcek is a composer and saxophonist who’s new album has had raving reviews for its fresh sound and new approach to playing jazz.

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Friday 18 October 2019, 6.30 pm

St John’s Music Hall

High Rd, Leytonstone

London E11 1HH

High Definition Quartet

High Definition Quartet is one of the most interesting and award-winning Polish jazz ensembles of the younger generation. Their originality and musical freshness have created an impact in Poland and abroad. They’ve won a number of awards including First Prize at Jazz Hoeilaart 2011.

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Tursday 21 November 2019, 6.30 pm

Leyton Great Hall

1 Adelaide Road

London E10 5NN

EABS

Wrocław’s septet EABS pursues the tradition of the Polish school of jazz, while escaping various sound patterns, presenting a carefree and completely original approach to genres and established musical standards, as proven on their debut album. EABS breathe fire into jazz, ignoring clichés, exploring and experimenting.

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