Jazz Juniors

One of the oldest jazz festivals in Poland


Music Buzzing with Creativity

Music Buzzing with Creativity

Three more, very different bands presented themselves on the second night of Jazz Juniors festival’s showcase stage. This time, they were finalists of earlier Jazz Juniors editions, Marcin Pater Trio and Stanisław Słowiński with his quintet, as well as a new band:...

US Trumpet Master Played with Young Polish Musicians

US Trumpet Master Played with Young Polish Musicians

The second day of Jazz Juniors 2021 Festival concerts focused on the music of US trumpet virtuoso Peter Evans, who appeared in Cracow’s Cricoteka in two roles, first with a solo concert, later – playing together with Polish artists of the young generation: Wojciech...

Jazz Juniors 2021: Winners Announced!

Jazz Juniors 2021: Winners Announced!

The jury (Adam Pierończyk, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Majid Bekkas) awarded the Grand Prix of Jazz Juniors 2021 to Nagy Emma Quintet (Hungary), and the second prize jointly to Superminimalism (Poland) and the sextet Federico Calcagno & The Dolphians (Italy). The third...

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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