The Kosciuszko Foundation in partnership with INGLOT Cosmetics present a jazz concert by an iconic Polish pianist Włodek Pawlik and his esteemed trio to be performed at Blue Note in New York.
Featured artists: Włodek Pawlik, piano, Pawel Panta, double bass, Cezary Konrad, drums, and a special guest GRAMMY winner Randy Brecker.
Włodek Pawlik Trio
Monday, May 28, 2018
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.; Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.
Blue Note: 131 W. 3rd Street, New York, NY
Włodek Pawlik is a Polish composer, jazz pianist. On 26 January 2014, he became the first Polish jazz musician to receive a Grammy Award, having won in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category with his album Night in Calisia, recorded with Randy Brecker and the Kalisz Philharmonic Orchestra, released in the USA by Summit Records.
He is a graduate of the F. Chopin University of Music in the piano class of Barbara Hesse-Bukowska. He also studied jazz at the Hochschule für Musik in Hamburg.
He is a laureate of Grand Prix of the International Jazz Contest in Dunkirk (1984 France) and the second prize at the International Jazz Composition Contest in Monaco (1989), among others. Apart from jazz, his artistic output includes film soundtracks, orchestral works, 2 piano concertos, ballet music, opera, cantata and theatre music. He is an author of soundtracks for a number of acclaimed films, such as "Crows" ("Wrony") and "Pora umierać" by Dorota Kędzierzawska, "Reverse" ("Rewers") by Borys Lankosz (awarded with the "Złote Lwy ("Golden Lions") at the 34th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and with the "Orły" ("Eagles") by the Polish Film Academy in 2010, both for the Best Original Score of the Year.
He has appeared at some renowned jazz festivals, such as North Sea in Hague (1998), Warsaw Summer Jazz Days (several times), European Jazz Festival in Athens (2006), Takasaki Music Festival (2014), Kaunas Jazz Festival (2015), as well as classical music festivals, such as Wratislawia Cantans in Wocław (2003), Altstadt Herbst in Duesseldorf (2007), and Polish Music Fesival in Cincinnati (2016). MORE