Monday, March 30, 2015

Krakow Concert Schedule 30.03-05.04

Well, a week before Easter is usually not the busiest one concert-wise but something can be found for your ears.

01.04 Mike Parker's Trio Theory at Tak Było
Mike Parker, Frank Parker and Sławek Pezda are a hard swinging modern jazz trio. The well-established groove along with some free bit of madness by Sławek Pezda should provide for a great concert. If you only want to see one gig this week, I believe this should be the one.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Krakow Concert Schedule 23-29.03

A Murphy's law applied - if there are two parties this week, they will both take place on the same day in possibly distant locations. 26.03 is a bit of a conundrum.

26.03 Jachna / Buhl at Piekny Pies
Trumpet - drums duo with a handful of electronics courtesy of Wojtek Jachna and Jacek Buhl. Cinematic and minimal, jazzy and experimental, psychodelic, surreal. Upon its 4th release the duo's music still holds many surprises.

26.03 The Fuse at Alchemia
The Fuse is a Krakow - based group that is soulful and groovy and, by my standards, should have become already crazy popular, mostly thanks to the brilliant vocal by Agnieszka Sienkowska. This is music that cheers you up and sends a positive vibe.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Krakow Concert Schedule 16-22.03

Relax, go for a walk, ride a bike, see a movie - spring is coming! Also, not too many concerts happening this week.

20.03 Check The Groove vol. 11 - Wake Up & Superficial at Alchemia
Check The Groove is a party cycle with a lot of funk beats and vinyl scratches. A great way indeed to start your weekend with some dance moves.

22.03 Tara Minton & Tristan McCoppin at Alchemia (part of II Harp Days Festival)
There are few sounds as that of harp's strings. A special harp-duo from Australia seem to be good way to end your weekend with some chillout smooth tunes.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Krakow Concert Schedule 09-15.03

It's almost spring time, so  stay strong, drink juice, eat fruits and listen to some live music (I don't know how but it makes sense right?).

09.03 Marcin Banaszek "Stations of the Cross" at Akademia Muzyczna
A classic piano trio led by young Marcin Banaszek with Patryk Wszołek on bass and Patryk Dobosz on drums with a composition dedicated to the biblical theme. Starts at 7pm, free entrance.

11.03 Jacek Kochan & Co at Piec'ART
Jacek Kochan is an internationally recognised drummer, a great band-leader, a composer interested in the marriage of acoustic and electronic. This edition of Company will feature the promising talents of Mateusz Gaweda on piano, Bartek Prucnal on alto sax and Michał Kapczuk on bass.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Krakow Concert Schedule 02-08.03

You may take the first days of the week to gather stretgth, the weekend is going to be lege -wait for it -ndary. Also becasue there's a BeerWeek festival coming, but that's another point :)

05.03 Surreal Players at Piec'ART 
Magda Pluta on cello and Krystian Jaworz on piano. Cinematic, chamber, passionate music. Especially recommended to those in love with majestic sound of cello.

06.03 The Flash! at Alchemia
The Flash! is getting some steady public in Krakow reaffirming it's position as one of the most dynamic, energetic stage trios. Madness, jazz, punk, funk will start your weekend with a blast.

07.03 Kaczmarczyk / Skolias - Directions in Music: Ray Charles at Harris Piano Jazz Bar
Directions in Music is a project led by Pawel Kaczmarczyk designed to honor some of the greatest in music history, each edition featueres a different line-up and a special guest, the one dedicated to Ray Charles is clearly, and rightfully, the audience favourite and will make another appearance in Harris coming Saturday.

08.03 Ladies Jazz Night at Piec'ART
Ladies will rule the stage. Special concert on the occasion of Ladies Day at Piec with Dominika Rusinowska on violin, Paulina Atmanska on piano, Monika Muc on alto saxophone, Kamila Drabek - bass, Wiktoria Jakubowska - drums.

08.03 Gorzycki & Dobie at Alchemia
Rafal Gorzycki, a versatile drummer, memeber of such groups like Sing Sing Penelope, Maestro Trytony or Ecstasy Project has finished his duo triptych with a "Nothing" cd recorded with idiosyncratic guitarist Jan Dobie, a frequent visitor in Poland since the birth of famous yass movement. The duo embarks on a tour to promote the cd and fortunately Krakow has made the cut.