I'm off for the weekend (all my best wishes to the about-to-be married couple! :) ) So the next review will appear probably early next week but in the meantime I just want to draw some attention to three big festivals that will take place soon and you might want to consider visiting Poland in those days - feel invited.
1. Poznań Tzadik Festival
22-24.07 (right next weekend) with Perry Robinson, Michael Zerang, Bobby Few, Waclaw Zimpel, Mikolaj Trzaska, Raphael Roginski and others exploring the possibilities of jazz and jewish heritage fusion.
More info to be found here: http://www.tzadikpoznanfestival.pl/.
2. Krakow Jazz Autumn
20.09 - 28.11
Overthrowing huge difficulties and with a thinner schedule than in the last years yet there will be 6th edition of the festival - one of the most important events of this kind in the Europe. Just 8 concerts planned (so far) but with some incredible intriguing groups in there.
More info to be found here : http://jesienjazzowa.blogspot.com/p/aktualnosci.html (we will be working also on english version of the site)
3. Jazz Autumn in Bielsko-Biala
With the artistic direction by Tomasz Stanko and support by the ECM label this festival is able to invite the biggest names to play on stage, and this year's program is absolutely impressive - Cecil Taylor with Tony Oxley (!!!), Pharaoh Sanders, Craig Taborn, Tim Berne...
Details to be found here: http://www.jazzowajesien.pl/
Hope to see you on those occassions! Have a great weekend.