Saturday 25 February 2023
Jakub Cywiński's Street Jazz Project feat. Irene Serra!
Jakub Cywiński's Street Jazz Project consists of excellent musicians with a very large and diverse artistic experience.
A mix of four nationalities: Polish, Italian, Spanish and British create a unique combination, which on Saturday, February 25, 2025, in Jazz Café POSK will result in special performances of songs that are part of the repertoire of swing classics, Gypsy Jazz, Latin and Polish music.
JC Street Jazz Project is a spontaneous reference to the roots of European popular music and the US swing era. In this project, the musicians rely on the ability of natural and untrained communication with each other and free improvisation reminiscent of spontaneous street performances. Let's busk it!
The band will be joined by an excellent Italian singer living in London, Irene Serra!
Born in Poland, based in London, 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, Power of the Horns and Nicolas Meyer 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....
Irene Serra is a critically acclaimed Italian Jazz vocalist and composer raised in Denmark and now based in London. She is known for her varied and eclectic repertoire, masterfully performing gypsy jazz, swinging standards, blues, Brazilian music, and her own original compositions. Her poised performances have already earned her much critical acclaim: her performances with Gypsy jazz band La Bouche Manouche have over 5 million views on YouTube and her original project, ISQ, was a ‘Time Out Critics Choice’. She was also a finalist at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in 2009. Irene is releasing her second album with La Bouche Manouche, 'Got A Little Rhythm' in May 2023 and is currently working on her 5th album of original music with her project, ISQ.
Zachary Gvirtzman (Zac Gvi) is an independent composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer from London working primarily in jazz, folk, and experimental music. He is known for carving out his own space within existing musical languages, often working across styles and art forms. He writes and performs regularly with multi-award-winning Kandinsky Theatre, composes for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and groups like Phaedra Ensemble and the Ligeti Quartet as well as his own projects, and works as musical director for companies like the Globe, Black Cat Cabaret and the Secret Cinema.
Originally from Barcelona, London based since 1999, Demi Garcia Sabat studied at the London College of Music and is currently studying through artistworks with jazz legend Peter Erskine...He worksas a freelance percussionist and drummer specialising in Flamenco, Jazz, Arabic, Latin, Iberian folk, and pop music. Current projects include: Alec Dankworth & Spanish Accents, Nicolas Meier, Shirley Smart Trio, Martin ‘Youth’ Glover, Kuljit Bhamra, London Symphony Orchestra, José Almarcha, Lucía Ruibal, Omar Ríos Trio, Manuel Montero, Roots Mash, Tim Garland, Nikki Yeoh, John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe, Black Midi, Blanco White, Jorge Bravo, Uli Demi, Javier Moreno, Tito Heredia, Giles Thornton, Lola Rueda music, Lourdes Fernández Flamenco Company, Graciela Rodriguez Trio, Ben Hillier, Mónica Guech, La Típica contemporary Flamenco company, Maria Vega Dance company, Melange, Hunter Gatherers, The Budapest Cafe Orquestra, La Xula. He has toured all over Europe and North Africa.
Irene Serra - vocal
Zac Gvi - piano
Jakub Cywiński- double bass
Demi Garcia Sabat - drums