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Six bands have qualified for the finals of Jazz Juniors 2023!

Six bands have qualified for the finals of Jazz Juniors 2023!

For the Jazz Juniors 2023 final auditions (to be held during Kraków Jazz Week on 12th October), an international jury chaired by Polish sax player Adam Pierończyk has qualified six performers deemed best by the jurors: Mateusz Kaszuba Trio (Poland), Hilarious...

Jazz Juniors 2023

Jazz Juniors 2023

For the 47th time, Jazz Juniors festival in Cracow will again become a meeting place for artists, audiences, music promoters, and journalists writing on jazz and improvised music. The element of competition has been part of the festival’s formula from the very start....

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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