Saturday 9 December 2023
"Jazz Christmas with Alle Choir London and friends”
Alle Choir London and friends are returning to Jazz Café POSK with Christmas favourites. Beat the winter blues and join us for a heartwarming evening of international carols and winter songs in jazz arrangements. This year's special guest will be Freddie Benedict. It will be the farewell concert of Alle Choir London. Don’t miss the opportunity to say goodbye.
Alle Choir London
Klaudia Baca - voice
Małgorzata Janek - voice
Marta Mathea Radwan - voice, artistic director
Krzysztof Suwała - voice
Anita Łazińska - voice, piano, keyboards
Jakub Cywiński - double bass
Jakub Rokosz - drums
Special guest: Freddie Benedict - voice, flugelhorn
Alle Choir London - a jazz vocal group established in 2015 by Marta Mathea Radwan, featuring talented Polish vocalists. They won the grand prix of the Top Star Festival Online and the 3rd prize in the Unlock Your Talent competition. In 2017 they performed on BBC1's Pitch Battle.
Their repertoire spans jazz vocal music from swing and blues to world music and improvised ‘circle songs’, a cappella and with accompaniment. Their annual Christmas concerts were very popular among the Polish community in London, as are other programmes, such as ‘Polska Strona Jazzu’ with Polish jazz songs, ‘Andrzejowy Beat’, which is a tribute to the musical work of some famous Polish Andrews, and ‘Chopin na jazzowo’ with Chopin's music in a cappella arrangements.
ACL gave numerous concerts around London and beyond. They performed among others at The Brandenburg Choral Festival, Samsung Gear S3 World Choir at Piccadilly Circus, The Chopin Festival, Union Chapel, Swedish Church, POSK Theatre, Jazz Cafe POSK, Polish Embassy, The International Maritime Organization and Polish churches around London. During pandemic time there made a virtual appearance in Ireland at Every Voice Festival. They have collaborated with Fulham Brass Band, James Lawrence's Big Band Theory, London International Gospel Choir and the vocal group Nordic Blue (NO). They have also been guests at London Jazz All Souls Festival on numerous occasions.
ACL recorded with Chopin University Big Band and made their guest appearances on Monika Lidke’s album ‘Let the world be a question’, and their joint song ‘Samba, biodra i nogi’ has been chosen for ‘Smooth Jazz Cafe’ playlist by Marek Niedźwiecki
Among the vocalists who have sung with ACL are: Klaudia Baca, Marta Carillon, Agata Kubiak - Kenworty, Gosia Janek, Jagoda Jędrzejewska, Anita Łazińska, Magdalena Supeł, Karolina Micor, Sai Choo, Krystian Godlewski, Sylwester Karamon, Charlie Marlow, Krzysztof Suwała, Marcin Ziółkowski, and as guests: Raoul Neumann, Freddie Benedict and Kevin Fox.
Marta Mathea Radwan is a conductor, composer, arranger, vocalist, and workshop leader. She holds a doctoral degree from the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw with a specialism in jazz conducting. She works internationally, in Poland, Denmark and the United Kingdom. She is a leader of several music projects in London including jazz choir Alle Choir London, Offbeat Choirs, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts choirs, Jazz for Kids, and teaches at Brunel University London.
Klaudia Baca - caught the jazz bug when her father took her to jazz festivals in her early teens. She graduated as a master of jazz vocal performance and now teaches singing. With Alle Choir, she sings soprano/whistle register.
Małgorzata Janek - Gosia was one of Marta’s first students in Warsaw and when she came to London, Marta invited her to join Alle Choir, where she sings tenor. Gosia has had great success in TV competitions and festivals in Poland.
Krzysztof Suwała - by day vocalist (and former actor) Krzysztof is a nursery teacher. When school’s out, his audience is more grown-up: he dons his tux and steps out with Alle Choir, singing tenor and bass.
Anita Łazińska is a versatile musician - vocalist, pianist, composer. Currently a member of the group Wild Whispers and Anita Łazińska Quartet which presents her compositions. An active musician - she has been a part of projects such as All Souls’ Day Jazz Festival in London, Voicingers on Tour, and WąbJAZZno Festival.
Jakub Cywiński is a double bass player and composer who currently explores his interest in collaborating with various contemporary composers and jazz musicians such as Ola Onabule, Marco Marconi, Partikel, Duncan Eagles Quartet among others. He studied double bass as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music. His varied freelance career has taken him to India, Russia, Lebanon and other places around the world.
Jakub Rokosz is a London-based drummer, educator, and composer. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, earning a master’s in jazz performance. Jakub is currently involved in live performances at the prestigious Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, contributing musical elements to enhance the theatrical experience. He also engages in collaborations with dancers to create distinctive and improvised sessions.
Special guest: Freddie Bennedict was awarded a first-class honors degree for his Masters in Jazz Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Alongside his jazz endeavors, he studied classical singing and trumpet at the Katarina Gurska Conservatoire in Madrid. He regularly sells out the Spice of Life, The Savoy, The Ritz, Ronnie Scott’s as well as Crazy Coqs, Toulouse Lautrec and Pizza Express in Soho. As the lead male vocalist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra for 10 years, he performed nationally and internationally, and he was delighted to perform for HRH Prince Edward on several occasions.
Video 2 (Jazz Christmas 2021): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MruiHfsflSQ
„Jazzowe Święta Bożego Narodzenia z Alle Choir London i przyjaciółmi”
Alle Choir London i przyjaciele wracają do Jazz Café POSK ze świątecznymi hitami. Pokonaj zimową chandrę i dołącz do nas podczas pełnego ciepła wieczoru przy międzynarodowych kolędach i zimowych piosenkach w jazzowych aranżacjach. Gościem specjalnym tegorocznej edycji będzie Freddie Benedict. Będzie to pożegnalny koncert Alle Choir London. Nie przegap okazji, aby się pożegnać!
Alle Choir London:
Klaudia Baca – głos
Małgorzata Janek – głos
Marta Mathea Radwan – głos, dyrektor artystyczny
Krzysztof Suwała – głos
Anita Łazińska – głos, fortepian, instrumenty klawiszowe
Jakub Cywiński – kontrabas
Jakub Rokosz – perkusja
Gość specjalny: Freddie Benedict – głos, flugelhorn
Alle Choir London – jazzowa grupa wokalna założona w 2015 roku przez Martę Matheę Radwan, w skład której wchodzą utalentowani polscy wokaliści. Zdobyli Grand Prix Top Star Festival Online oraz III nagrodę w konkursie Unlock Your Talent. W 2017 roku wystąpili w Pitch Battle w BBC1.