FROM 2019 ADAM PIEROŃCZYK WILL BE THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
AND THE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OF THE JAZZ JUNIORS FESTIVAL
Leading Polish jazz saxophonist, composer and band leader. One of the most interesting and creative European musicians as well as one of the greatest innovators in Polish jazz according to international press. He performs in all parts of the world and has won numerous awards. In 2015 he was named, for the 14th consecutive year, as „Jazz Forum” magazine Best Soprano Saxophonist.
He has been nominated 18 times for Poland „Fryderyk award” (Polish Grammy) in a total of 14 categories, winning the 2 most important statuettes – Jazz Musician of The Year and Jazz Album of The Year. He served as Artistic Director for the Jazz aux Oudayas festival in Rabat, Morocco in 2005-2006, and as Artistic Director of the Sopot Jazz Festival in Poland (2011-2015).
Adam Pierończyk has worked with musicians such as: Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, Miroslav Vitous, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Bobby McFerrin, Jeff „Tain” Watts, Trilok Gurtu, Tomasz Stańko, Ted Curson, Avishai Cohen, Lage Lund, Orlando Le Fleming, Joe Martin, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Anthony Cox, Joey Calderazzo, Leszek Możdżer. He has performed all over Europe (Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, England, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia and Ukraine) as well as in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, Morocco, Brazil, Mexico, USA and China.