ETHNO JAZZ BESKIDY
CONTRACTORS - RAJCZA
ON SEPTEMBER 16TH PREMIERE CONCERTAS PART OF ETHNO JAZZ BESKIDY WILL PRESENT AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM CONSISTING OF:
Piotr Damasiewicz (PL) - trumpet, harmonium, voice
Rafał Bałaś (PL) - bagpipes, pipes
Magda Matusza (PL) - singing, violin
Mustapha El Boudani (Morocco / PL) - singing, guimbri
Paweł Szpura (PL) - drums
Piotr Damasiewicz- composer, trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, traveler and curator of international music platforms. In addition to studying the trumpet, he also studied double bass, piano and classical singing, including Gregorian chant. He also studied choral and chamber conducting, arrangement and composition. In his work, he uses the language of jazz, 20th-century classical music, ethnic music, modern music, including European improvised music, and experiment. For over a decade, Damasiewicz has been in a constant musical and not only "way". It can be said that he is characterized by being "in constant motion".
He visits various places, spaces and cultures, there he creates by generating various sound connections.
Winner of the Fryderyk 2013 phonographic award. Winner of the Worth Award granted by Gazeta Wyborcza. Winner of the Wrocław Music Award. Laureate of the composers' competition Krzysztof Komeda. Artistic scholarship of the President of Wrocław. Winner of the Jazz2020 plebiscite in the Album of the Year category according to readers and listener. Jazzpress and Radiojazz. Winner of the Jazz2020 plebiscite in the Artist of the Year category according to the readers and listeners of Jazzpress and Radiojazz. Trumpeter of the year in the Jazz Top "Jazz Forum" 2020 in the critics' poll. Trumpeter of the year in Jazz Top "Jazz Forum" 2021 in the readers' poll. "Watra" in the ranking of the 10 best Polish jazz albums of 2021 according to Polska Album / Polska Muzyka. "Watra" in the 1st place in the poll for the Best Polish Jazz Record 2021 organized by Ether Jazz. "Watra" took 3rd place in the ranking of the JazzPRESS 2021 editorial team. Artist of the year 2021 in the ranking of JazzPRESS readers and listenersRadioJAZZ.FMin the category of Polish Jazz Musician of the Year. Grand Prix Nowa Tradycja 2022 with Into The Roots. Polish Radio Prize Czesław Niemen.
Rafał Bałaś- musician, teacher, organizer with passion. From an early age, he learned to play folk instruments - pipes, pipes, pipes, horns. He is a double bass player in the “Skład Niearchaiczny” ensemble. As a piper, he is a member of the "DudySkrzypce" duo, playing the archaic music of Beskid Żywiecki. He is also involved in the construction of folk instruments, in particular the bagpipes of Żywiec. He coordinates the activities of the Golec Brothers Foundation and conducts classes in playing bass, bagpipes and pipes. Organizer of the Clean Beskids initiative. Mountain runner and ski mountaineer.
Marta Matuszna- a singer and violinist from Lalik. For many years he has been working at the Golec Brothers Foundation, teaching violin and traditional singing as Highlanders of Beskid Żywiecki. Her grandmother, who was her first and most important teacher, undoubtedly infected her with the love of highlander music. He is a co-creator of the "DudySkrzypce" duo, playing archaic music from Beskid Żywiecki, and the "Skład Niearchaiczny" ensemble. Co-organizer of the ecological initiative Czyste Beskidy.
Mustapha El BoudaniHe was born into a traditional Nomad family with many children and comes from the southern part of Morocco, in the village of M'Hamid El Ghizalne, which is at the gates of the Sahara sands, not far from the high dunes known as Erg Chigaga. He is a singer, guitarist and drummer. Plays castanets - carcass and dances. It presents traditional, authentic folklore and Saharan music played nowadays. The songs are sung in the Hassani language. The songs are about nature, people, animals, stars, love, God, the desert
Paweł Szpura- drummer, associated with the scene of the Warsaw club Pardon, To Tu. Member of several permanent music projects, incl. Hera, Cukunft, Wovoka. Cooperates with, among others with Mikołaj Trzaska and Raphael Rogiński.