Autumn is nearing and with it the Krakow Jazz Autumn, a festival that in its 7 years of existence has established itself one of the most important festival scenes not only in Europe but around the world. Some of the most versatile and dynamic musicians of the improvised music scene today have starred at the festival, with Peter Brötzmann, Anthony Braxton, Barry Guy and Ken Vandermark taking the lead, giving both concerts and also as artists-in-residence.
We begin with four days of concerts at Alchemia featuring small groups (8, 9, 10, 11 October) and then finish off with panache with a concert featuring the whole group (12 October) in Manggha!
Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen is a guitar heroine for our times. Born in the Norwegian town of Ålesund in the early 80s, she first picked up her mother’s nylon-strung acoustic guitar at the age of ten.
The URBAN 2013 Street Photo Contest, organized by the dotART art association, will go on a tour of Europe in Krakow, Poland, with four exhibits
Wilda’s music can be described as a combination of sensitive blues and
classical rock’n’roll. All this is compliance by raspy vocals and an
original text, which is ideal to listen in the acoustic arrangements.
“Polish Saudade, Polish morna and fado, no less poignant than these, and certainly as well original and beautiful. Staying deeply impressed by this collection, 15 pieces and no weak moments, I highly recommend it.” [Wojciech Ossowski, Polish Radio 3]
Krzysztof Ścierański at the very beginning of his musical career had been especially
interested in playing electric guitar. Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles were the
artists who significantly influenced him. However, once upon a time, the bass player from his
older brother’s band left, which turned out to be a good reason for Krzysztof to try out another
instrument, cello’s younger brother- electric bass guitar.
Megitza (Małgorzata Babiarz) – acclaimed as a worldbeat revelation Megitza started her musical career in 2008 in Chicago. During her eleven-year staying in Chicago she maintained creative collaboration with many extraordinary musicians, such as Nicolae Feraru, Andreas Kapsalis, James Gallagher and others. She sings in English, Polish, Serbian, Macedonian and in the dialects Polish highlanders or […]
An excellent singer, multiinstrumentalist, composer and outstanding stage personality RADUZA is coming at Crossroads with her new release ‘Ocelovy mesto’. Beginning as a busker very soon RADUZA was ‘found’ by Zuzana Navarova and since then her career went with a bang. Raduza, a representative of Czech alternative scene, released nine longplays, composed music to numerous […]
15th CROSSROADS Festival Krakow 14-21 VII 2013. Festival CROSSROADS 2013 will present artists who continue the musical
tradition of the Nordic countries – including cultural diversity and variety
of artistic forms: from crude Scandinavian traditional music to
sophisticated processing and inspiration of the ethno jazz scene.
Olo Walicki – (Poland). Double bass player, composer, producer. One of the most outstanding Polish jazz musicians. Cooperated with Leszek Możdżer, Zbigniew Namysłowski, Ingmar Villqist and many others. Olo Walicki works on his own projects, especially concerning his homeland – Kasubia. At Crossroads we will listen to his newest release Kaszebe II, an innovatory production […]
I am Super Ape is a reckless primate, born in a cage in the harbor of Malmö one and a half years ago. Since then she has been spitting out three EP’s and gone berserk around Europe a few times.
Ladies and gentleapes, finally, äntligen, schließlich, konečne, finalmente, finalement, napokon, končno, wreszcie… the moment has come for her to go bananas again! From the cold north to the wild west, the deep south to the far east, we give you live – I AM SUPER APE.