ERA JAZZU - time for jazz galas in Poland
| Festivals & Clubs news | 2006-02-23
ERA JAZZU - Poland's time for jazz
Over the last few years Poland a chance to witness numerous concerts of the most outstanding jazz musicians : from Wynton Marsalis and Wayne Shorter to Jan Garbarek and top jazz musicians from Poland and various European countries.
"Only a few years have sufficed to transform Poland from a jazz backwater into an important centre of European jazz - says Dionizy Piątkowski, an initiator of the ERA JAZZU concerts and festival - We are not talking about occasional performances, but a whole series of well-grounded undertakings in the real of jazz due to which the musical millie in the city has been gaing momentum.Therefore,I have decided to expand this formula by staging a permanent club and gala concert series called ERA JAZZU featuring preminent jazz musicians. The serie is to be rounded off by a festival ERA JAZZU and several Gala Concerts. The formula of concerts staged both in clubs and concert halls is aimed at ensuring an everlasting presence of jazz on the stages of Poland"
The ERA JAZZU series was initiated on 1998 by a club concerts of Paul Motian, Mike Westbrook Band, Jamalaadeen Tacuma ,John Abercrombie, Steve Lacy , James Blood Ulmer,Lee Konitz just a mention a few. But the serie is fine promoting by the galas with The Kronos Quartet ,Oregon,John McLaughlin,Herbie HancockAbbey Lincoln, Gato Barbieri, Al. Di Meola, The Manhattan Transfer, Keith Jarrett Trio,Diana Krall,Dino Saluzzi,Gato Barbieri as well Jan Garbarek & The Hilliard Ensemble huge "Officium & Mnemosyne" tour. After more than eight years of regulary basis concerts ERA JAZZU proclaims such the most important jazz project in Poland."Jazz Forum" the leading european jazz magazine provides ERA JAZZU such the top and most creating jazz event in Poland. New season Era Jazzu Galas incl. John Scofield (Plays Raych Charles), Jean-Luc Ponty, Grammy winners Dianne Reeves,Wayne Shorter...and looking for new offers and ideas.