THE CHOPIN UNIVERSITY BIG-BAND

Artis­tic Man­ag­er — Piotr Kostrze­wa


Pho­to Rafał Cho­j­nac­ki

The ensem­ble was found­ed in 2006, ini­ti­at­ed by Pro­fes­sors Bogu­mił Gadaws­ki and Błażej Sroczyńs­ki. In the peri­od of 2006–2012 its Artis­tic Super­vi­sor was Ryszard Borows­ki. Since 2012 this func­tion has been held by Piotr Kostrze­wa. Since that time, the ensem­ble has per­formed dur­ing spec­tac­u­lar events, such as La Folle Journée de Nantes (2014, 2017) and La Folle Journée de Varso­vie (per­for­mance with Gor­don Good­win), jazz fes­ti­vals (i.a. Jazz Jam­boree), as well as con­certs broad­cast by the radio and TV (The Oscars Evening on Canal+ or Five o’Clock on Pro­gramme 2 of the Pol­ish Radio). Recent­ly, the ensem­ble could be seen at the seat of the Nation­al Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra of the Pol­ish Radio in Katow­ice (2017).

Its phono­graph­ic achieve­ments include four albums: L’historie du big band, Clas­sic on Jazz, Big Band – Swing­ing Christ­mas and I got rhythm and dance. The group became the first-place win­ner (twice) and the Big Band Grand Prix win­ner of the Fes­ti­val in Nowy Tomyśl (2015, 2017).


last modified: 29/09/2017