Five decades of music, seventeen improvisers and three extraordinary evenings in one extraordinary city. At the beginning of March, improvised jazz lovers will have something really special to look forward to!
Part the leaves and look closer. The forest pulsates. It teems with the music of flowing juices and resins, in the rhythm of the strobes of gleaming shadows, frantically moving legs and antennae. We are feverish and delirious, our fast pulse sets the pace for the DJ. Our warm, hastened […]
This American band may turn out to be the biggest surprise of the festival. They combine jazz, noise, hip hop, electronics and African music, often in just one song. The band was formed in 2012 in Austin, Texas by Norwegian bassist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (Atomic, The Thing), a collaborator of […]
“The trio of saxophonist Dave Rempis, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and drummer Paal Nilssen-Love has the capacity to annihilate ears, but the art here is the manner in which they run their race” writes Mark Carroto at All About Jazz. This freejazz power trio met for the first time in a […]
Ken Vandermark was present on Krakow’s jazz scene even before the birth of Krakow Jazz Autumn when, in 2004, at the initiative of Marek Winiarski, The Vandermark 5 played at Alchemia.
JazzTimes calls his music “as clean and airy and sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern progressive jazz gets”. Ralph Alessi, son of trumpeter Joe Alessie and opera singer Maria Leone, was born in San Francisco, California. His older brother, Joseph Alessi, is a classic trombonist and his wife, Liz Alessi, plays […]
Minimalist duo Olbrzym i Kurdupel was formed in 2007 in Gdynia after a jam session, as a result of a joint musical quest of bassist Marcin Bożek and saxophonist Tomasz Gadecki. The musicians quickly earned the support of both the critics and the audience, who didn’t have to wait long for the […]
Steve Swell has been an active member of the New York scene since 1975. He has performed and recorded with a wide range of jazz musicians, from legends such as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich to established avant-garde artists such as Anthony Braxton, Bill Dixon, William Parker and Cecil Taylor. His […]
“Jazz isn’t style. It’s a way of thinking,” said Ken Vandermark once. This is the best motto for the 14th edition of the Krakow Jazz Autumn Festival, which will echo the achievements of contemporary music, rock and noise, but always filtered through the unique sensitivity of improvised music. The festival […]
Put together top musicians from Washington, DC’s Jazz and Reggae scenes, give them the recipe for the original Jamaican Ska, throw a dose of Soul in the mix, shake well, and the result is Eastern Standard Time. Initially a Be Bop influenced Ska-Jazz supergroup, Eastern Standard Time has matured over […]
HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE returns with a concert to Alchemia!
Coals is young duo from Poland under the leadership of Katarzyna Kowalczyk and Łukasz Rozmysłowski. The name of the band is connected with the region they come from – Silesia which is famous for coal mines. They started playing music in September 2014. They quickly made theirselves liked by listeners […]