In the middle of august it seems like half of the world is on the vacation, overcrowding the sandbeaches. Still, for those of you who stayed in Krakow is visiting the city, below are some suggestions for the next week evenings.
21-22.08 Mateusz Palka Quartet at Piec'ART
The musicians forming the quartet are still very young (the leader is 20 years old) but are already getting some due recognition in the polish jazz circles. Mateusz Palka on piano, Szymon Mika on guitar, Alan Wykpisz on double bass and Grzegorz Maslowski on drums. Quite honestly, since there's no music material on the web, I'm not sure what to expect and I'm not that fond of guitar in post-bop jazz settings but I remember Matuesz plaing in a trio and it was a promising performance.
24.08 Jorgos Skolias & Pawel Kaczmarczyk at Konfederacka 4
Konfedercka 4 is on the four places hosting the URBAN dotART photo exhibition I wrote about last week. Jorgos Skolias and Pawel Kaczmarczyk will play mostly the material from Jorgos Skolias "Tales" cd. You'll be surrounded by the photos and good food but make no mistake - the music will be in the centre of the evening.
The video below presents Jorgos with Pawel's Audiofeeling band, one of the projects in Directions in Music series, this particular one a tribute to Ray Charles.