Jazz Juniors

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Marcin Pater Trio at the Polska Jazz Festival

Marcin Pater Trio is a group of three friends, alumni of the Faculty of Jazz and Popular Music of Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. They have won the Grand Prix at the Jazz Juniors Contest 2018. In November they will perform at the Polska Jazz Festival...

Jazz Juniors 2019 – programme

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Music Lovers, As of this year, the Jazz Juniors Festival has entrusted to me artistic supervision over the event. I can remember very well the beginnings of my lifetime adventure as a busy concert and touring musician. Naturally, I also had...

Marcin Pater Trio at the Nisville Jazz Festival

Marcin Pater Trio is a group of three friends, alumni of the Faculty of Jazz and Popular Music of Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. They have won the Grand Prix at the Jazz Juniors Contest 2018. In August they will perform at the Nisville Jazz Festival...

Jazz Juniors History

Since year 1976

Founded in 1976, the International Contest of Young Jazz Ensembles Jazz Juniors has always been strongly entwined with the history of Polish jazz, since it is at the Jazz Juniors where the most famous Polish artists – such as Leszek Możdżer, Krzysztof Ścierański, Marek Bałata, Niedziela and Pospieszalski brothers, and New Presentation, Walk Away and Miłość bands – made their first steps.

This was years ago, yet Jazz Juniors still belongs to the spearhead of jazz events, whose winners make their presence ever more visible on international music stages. Enough to mention that this is the competition that recently allowed the discovery of such personalities and bands as High Definition, N.S.I., Levity, Bartosz Dworak, Paweł Kaczmarczyk, Piotr Orzechowski “Pianohooligan” and Tomasz Chyła Quintet.

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