12th Silesian Jazz Festival

Three jazz evenings - two concerts on each day

Katowice City of Gardens / Absurdalna Cafe / Silesian Museum
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Diversified styled and focused on contemporary, Polish and European jazz music. That is just what we can expect from the 12th Silesian Jazz Festival!

Invariably part of the festival will be the verdict of the International Competition for Jazz Composition and a great concert during which we will be able to hear award winning pieces for the first time!
Nevertheless, 4th edition of the competition brings changes. Composers have a musical form from salt to sextet for a specific instrumental composition. As every year, there will be a statuette of the Ambassador of Jazz, which will fall into the someone hands.


The trio will dominate the first evening. First performance will be The RGG from Katowice, reinforced by two foreign guests – Verneri Pohjola, hailed as “the best Finnish jazz trumpeter of the young generation” and Samuel Blaser, a Swiss trombonist compared to the legendary Albert Mangelsdorff. The second trio will be Marek Napiórkowski’s band, also known as KonKubiNap from the names of three musicians.

December 8 (Friday), concert hall of the City of Gardens, 6 p.m.

The biggest composition of this year’s Silesian Jazz Festival will appear on the scene of the City of Gardens on December 9 at the concert “Tribute to Aquarium” by Piotr Wojtasik. It is a modern electro-acoustic jazz that represents a modal trend with elements of ethnic music. Earlier we will know winners of the Competition for Jazz Composition.

December 9 (Saturday), concert hall of the City of Garden, 6 p.m.

For everyone who want to spend more time with jazz, Kubia Więcek Trio will provide jazz after party at the Absurdalna Club.

Absurdalna Club (Dworcowa 3 street), from 7 p.m.

The final on December 10 will be the most international one. Before a solo recital by Marcin Masecki at the Silesian Museum, there will be a meeting with the project Hearth: Rasmussen / Rave / Santos Silva / Draksler. This is a unique meeting of musicians from Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal and Slovenia.

December 10 (Sunday), Silesian Museum (Culture Zone Katowice), from 5 p.m.