We have not yet even finished the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival (last concert tonight) and we begin today the 19th edition of the Summer Jazz Festival at Piwnica Pod Baranami with New Orlean's jazz parade at Rynek Główny. While the festival is mainly focused on traditional and mainstream jazz, there are few names that should be of interest to followers of the freer paths in jazz. This week the main three events of the festival this week are
New Orleans Jazz Sunday
Inaugural concert with Wlodek Pawlik's grammy winning project "Night In Calisia"
Night of Jazz with a dozen concerts all around on Saturday the 12th.
Plus, Warsaw Summer Jazz Days starts in a few days. Ain't life great?
07.07 Dustin Carlson Krakow Trio at Piec'ART
Straight from Brooklyn's improvised music scene to Krakow to play with Slawek Pezda and Damian Niewinski for what's bound to be an exciting set.
09.07 Wlodek Pawlik Trio with Randy Brecker & Krakow Philharmony Orchestra - Night in Calisia (inaugral concert of the Summer Jazz Festival)
Although Summer Jazz Festival starts few days earlier, this will be the one big event to open it with a blast. Wlodek Pawlik with Randy and the orchestra will perform Pawlik's grammy winning project "Night In Calisia". It sure will be a majestic music.
10.07 Adam Pierończyk Trio at Piwnica Pod Baranami (part of Summer Jazz Festival)
Pierończyk is one of those sax players on the verge of mainstream and free, a mighty improviser with a beautiful sound, especially on soprano. His trios are always a joy to hear. Below the encore from a great night at Pardon To Tu last month. Pierończyk will also play a solo set in Rotunda on the 12th.
11.07 Surreal Players at Piec'ART
A chamber duo of cello and piano inspired mostly by film music and world's ethno traditions. Surreal music will be performed by Magda Pluto on cello and Krzysztof Jaworski on piano.
12.07 Biotone at Alchemia (Night of Jazz - part of the Summer Jazz Festival)
One of the dozen concerts of the night, a quartet with an intriguing line-up fronted by trombone and the sax along with the bass - drums rhythm section. A fine modern jazz by young and talented group.