WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 - THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
“The Jazztopad Festival, a leading event of its kind in Poland…”– Nate Chinen, The New York Times
“…top flight musicians will celebrate improvisation on stage in the homeland of Jazz, the United States…" – Bonnie Johnson, WICN “Colors of Jazz”
“The Jazztopad Festival brings together the jazz movement that is happening in Europe to the USA…”  – Tim Longo, Sneek City
“…Jazztopad stands as an internationally renowned festival with a clearly defined ethos, one that combines a strong respect for the traditions and roots of the music with a progressive vision that provides a platform for the contemporary and innovative.” Ian Patterson, All About Jazz
For the third time, a special edition of Wroclaw’s Jazztopad Festival will be held in the United States and Canada, in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York and with support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. This June, leading Polish jazz and contemporary music ensembles and artists Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet, Stryjo, Marcin Masecki, Jerzy Rogiewicz, and the Lutoslawski Quartet will perform in New York, Washington DC, and Vancouver.

Distinguished artists from previous editions of Jazztopad, including Erik Friedlander, Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier, will join the Polish musicians. Artists from Poland will play at the prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center, at The Jazz Gallery, eclectic Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, and at the popular TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier will join the Polish musicians at the National Sawdust. Erik Friedlander will join forces with the Polish performers at The Jazz Gallery.

Jazztopad Festival, the leading event of its kind in Poland, has organized its satellite editions all over the world (Japan, Turkey, South Korea). For over ten years, the festival has been commissioning music from some of the most important American artists including Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Jason Moran, William Parker, Vijay Iyer and Terence Blanchard. The international creative partnerships of Jazztopad include such prestigious organizations as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Monterey Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center,  EFG London Jazz Festival and LA Philharmonic. Live recordings from the festival have been released on ECM and Blue Note Records.
The American edition of Jazztopad Festival will be above all an opportunity to discover the most important artists from the Polish contemporary jazz scene which has been a strongly recognizable brand in the world, both in terms of quality of festivals and the craft of artists. It will be also an occasion to hear music that has never been performed outside of Poland including premiere of Mark Feldman’s piece commissioned by Jazztopad. 

The American edition of the Jazztopad Festival is presented by the National Forum of Music, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Sawdust, The Jazz Gallery, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center, TD Victoria Jazz Festival and TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. 

Jazztopad Festival Presents: The Best of Polish Jazz
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 6:00 pm
Jazztopad Festival Presents: Marcin Masecki feat. Jerzy Rogiewicz: Ragtime
Kennedy Center - Millennium Stage
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566
Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 7:30 and 9:30 pm 
Jazztopad Festival Presents: Stryjo, Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola / Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Thursday, 22 June 2017, 7:30 and 9:30 pm 
Jazztopad Festival Presents: Stryjo, Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola / Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Friday, 23 June 2017, 7:30 pm 
Jazztopad Festival Presents: Marcin Masecki feat. Jerzy Rogiewicz: Ragtime
Joe’s Pub at The Public
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place)
New York, NY 10003
Saturday, 24 June 2017, 07:30 and 09:30 pm
Jazztopad Festival Presents: Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet with Erik Friedlander
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Sunday, June 25 2017, 4:00 pm
Jazztopad Festival Presents: Lutoslawski Quartet with Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier

National Sawdust
80 N 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 8:30 pm
Jazztopad Festival Presents: Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet
TD Victoria International Jazz Festival
345 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W4

Thursday, 29 June 2017, 2:30 pm
Jazztopad Festival Presents: Wójcinski/Szmanda Quartet
TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
295 W 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1L9

Photo: Marcin Masecki feat. Jerzy Rogiewicz; (c) Slawek Przerwa
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