Celebrating 9 years of our wonderful Polish Jazz Café POSK we present Polish based guitarist and composer Maciej Grzywacz teaming up with UK award winning guitarist Nigel Price backed by an all-star rhythm section featuring bass legend Alec Dankworth, drum virtuoso Noel Joyce and London based reedsman Kelvin Christiane and a guest appearance by vocalist Lesley Christiane. This will be a great night of superb Jazz!
Maciej Grzywacz is a Polish based Jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Born in 1969 he is a graduate from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and The University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich.
He has played on many recordings with major artists and has recorded 6 solo projects performing his own compositions, the last of which “Connected” from 2015 won major critical acclaim. He was also a member of Fryderyk award nominated Polish Jazz group (0-58) together with Krystyna Stanko.
He has appeared live with many musicians including Zbigniew Namyslowski, Jakob Dinesen, Adam Pieronczyk, Avishaiem Cohenem, Tyler Hornby, Maciej Sikała, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Jakob Dinesen and appearing on stages in Canada, Israel, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Russia, Austria, Romania and Hungary.
This Concert will be his first appearance in London.
A graduate from the Leeds College of Music he has played with artists such as Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie, Pucho & the Latin Soul Bros, Jim Mullen, Gilad Atzmon, Alan Barnes, Don Weller, Bob Martin, Roland Perrins’ Blue Planet Orchestra, Dave O'Higgins, Derek Nash, Steve Waterman, Peter King, Alex Garnett, John Etheridge, Dave Cliff…
Kelvin performs regularly at the major festivals in the UK and Europe including Nice and Montauban, France and Sopot in Poland.
Kelvin is a great friend of the Polish Jazz Café and performs on stage monthly with Willie Garnett’s Big Band. He also runs the Twikenham Jazz Club.
He spent three years with UK funk legends - the James Taylor Quartet, placed third in the 2014 British Jazz Awards for “best guitarist” and is also a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s, where he has played over 400 times.
His blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues feeling and mastery of chording has made him instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences.
The Evening Standard. Jazz Cd of the week. May 2014 Nigel Price Organ Trio Hit the Road (33 Records) ★★★★✩
Alec Dankworth, son of the famous Dankworth family Alec is an award-winning jazz bassist and composer who, in addition to leading several groups of his own, has worked with an amazing list of artists including Van Morrison, Stephanne Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, and The Dave Brubeck Quartet. He is known for his energetic stage presence, versatility of style and some of the most imaginative bass solos around!
Noel Joyce is one of the UK’s most in demand drummers, who has worked with the who’s who of British jazz, including Jim Mullen, Pete long, Alex Garnett, Martin shaw, Don Weller, Bob Martin, Nigel Price, Digby Fairweather, Jim Hart, Michael Garrick, Damon Brown,Ross Stanley, Nicolas Meier, Kate Williams,Gareth lochrane, Jonathan Gee, Alex Hutton, Dick Pearce, Vasilis Xenopoulous, Karen sharpe etc