Jazz Juniors

One of the oldest jazz festivals in Poland


When Tradition Fuses with Modernity

When Tradition Fuses with Modernity

The thrill of the Competition being over, the time has come for the festival part of Jazz Juniors, which opened with our artist-in-residence Adam Pierończyk’s concert played with invited guests: Dominik Wania, Sławomir Kurkiewicz, Dawid Fortuna, and DJ Eprom. They...

Jazz Juniors 2020: Winners Announced!

Jazz Juniors 2020: Winners Announced!

Ziółek Quartet has won the Grand Prix of Jazz Juniors 2020, announced the jury consisting of Adam Pierończyk, Dominik Wania, and Sławomir Kurkiewicz. The 2nd prize went to Kuba Banaszek Quartet, the 3rd – to Semiotic Quintet.  The six bands admitted to the finals of...

In Solidarity with Polish Musicians

In Solidarity with Polish Musicians

This year’s Jazz Juniors Festival (held on 1st-4th October in Cracow) is unique in that its program features exclusively Polish artists. What is more, rather than presenting familiar bands, we will show groups of musicians who have so far never performed in such...

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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