The second November resident of Krakow Jazz Autumn will be none other than Ken Vandermark. The American saxophonist, clarinetist and animateur of the jazz and improvised music scene is a friend of the festival, and has build up quite a fanbase over the years. Vandermark’s relationship with the festival started […]
For the first time they will play together
Innovative and controversial.
Shilpa Ray is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York with a blues punk sound led by singer-songwriter Shilpa Ray. Her music has been compared to Blondie, The Cramps and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and her singing has been compared to the style of Patti Smith, Nick Cave, and Ella Fitzgerald.Ray is notable for combining an Indian harmonium with a “big-voiced blues-rock howler” vocal approach. The band signed a record […]
Michael David “Mike” Watt (born December 20, 1957) is an American bassist, vocalist and songwriter. He is best known for co-founding and playing bass guitar for the rock bands Minutemen, Dos, and Firehose. He is also the frontman for the supergroup Big Walnuts Yonder, a member of the art rock group Banyan and involved with several other musical projects. From 2003 until 2013, […]
Yet another fascinating performance at this year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn will be Krakow Improvisers Orchestra’s collaboration with the Japanese composer and pianist Satoko Fujii.
Krakow Street Band is a formation which is becoming the city’s new musical highlight for visitors from Poland and abroad. Nine professional musicians, each members of many different bands and projects, gather on sunny days to perform on Cracow’s main square. Their performances burst with positive energy, and everyone can see that their main motivation is the joy of playing together, while the coins falling into the guitar case are only a nice addition.
The Zipheads hail from St Albans, UK. Initially formed as a punk band around 2005, taking influence from The Clash, Stiff Little Fingers, Descendents and the like, the band members eventually became more and more enamoured with 50’s Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly, and The Zipheads was put on hiatus to form The […]
The Swedish tubist Per-Åke Holmlander, when asked about what improvised music means to him, cites his countryman, the tragically deceased politician Olof Palme: “The art of improvisation is the reward of careful preparation.” And if anyone can practice this artform, it’s Holmlander. This leading figure among Swedish New Music improvisers will be this year’s Krakow Jazz Autumn’s first resident.
Buttering Trio are three gentle souls from Tel Aviv trying to bring the funk to the desert. Using heavy beats, fat bass lines and sweet yet poignant lyrics, they bring some peace in a troubled region. What started out as studio jams in a smoky basement in Berlin evolved into a […]
TEDER (IL) Curator of the DJ scene at the 27th JCF Teder is a pop-up radio bar or a project that is a radio station, a bar, a kitchen, a shop with new design and gallery in one. Previously Teder opened up only for the summer, but after six years […]
Gili Yalo (IL) In his solo project, Gili Yalo combines Ethiopian musical legacy with such genres as soul, funk, groove and jazz. By collaborating with top producers (Beno Hendler of Balkan Beat Box, Uri Kinrot of Boom Pam), Gili incorporates traditional African melodies into contemporary music, creating a rich, exceptional […]