Jazz Jantar Festival / Klub Żak
The oldest jazz festival in this part of Poland and one of the oldest in the country, it's origins date back to the seventies. Reactivated in 1997, it continues to attract a demanding audience. The Jazz Jantar Festival avoids mainstream and encourages new forms of jazz. International artists, as well as Polish musicians.
From Friday, 26th of October until Sunday, 18th of November 2018
LOCATION Klub Żak, Grunwaldzka Street 195/197, Wrzeszcz district
GET THERE In front of the Main Train Station (Dworzec Główny stop) take tram line 6 (direction Jelitkowo), 9 (direction Strzyża), 11 (direction Zaspa) or 12 (direction Oliwa). Get off at stop Wojska Polskiego (1 stop after Galeria Bałtycka)
TICKETS 55-110 PLN for 1 day tickets; available on-line and on site
Programme of the Jazz Jantar Fetival 2018 in Gdansk:
Friday, 26th of October, 8 p.m.
RACZKOWSKI/KOSTKA DUO / Młoda Polska (Young Poland)
Franciszek Raczkowski - piano / Mikołaj Kostka -violin
KAMIL PIOTROWICZ SEXTET / Product Placement / Młoda Polska (Young Poland) / premiere
Kamil Piotrowicz - piano / Emil Miszk - trumpet / Piotr Chęcki - saxophone / Andrzej Święs - double bass / Kuba Więcek - alto saxophone / Krzysztof Szmańda - drums
Saturday, 27th of October, 8 p.m.
CUKIER / Third Source / Młoda Polska (Young Poland) / avant-premiere
Michał Kasperek - drums, objects / Piotr Mełech - clarinet, bass clarinet / Łukasz Kacperczyk - electronics
BRAVE NOISES / Young Lithuania / first time in Poland
Mantvydas Pranulis - keyboards / Arminas Bižys -baritone saxophone / Kazimieras Jušinskas -alto saxophone / Mindaugas Stumbras - guitar / Ernest Germanovič - bass / Domas Snarskis - drums
Sunday, 28th of October, 7 p.m.
POKUSA XXL / Młoda Polska (Young Poland) / premiere
Natan Kryszk - saxophone / Tymek Bryndal - bass / Teo Olter - drums / Małgorzata Wrzosek - voice / Kuba Więcek - alto saxophone / Tomasz Duda - saxophone / Piotr Pawlak - guitar / Dominika Korzeniecka - drums
BINKER GOLDING BAND / Young Britain
Binker Golding - saxophone / Joe Armon-Jones - piano / Dan Casimir - double bass / Sam Jones - drums
Thursday, 8th of November, 7 p.m.
IRREVERSIBLE ENTANGLEMENTS / Avant Days
Camae Ayewa -voice / Keir Neuringer - alto saxophone / Aquiles Navarro -trumpet / Luke Stewart -double bass / Tcheser Holmes - drums
JOSEF LEIMBERG / All That Jazz / first time in Poland
Josef Leimberg - trumpet / Matthew Little - keyboardist / Tracy Wanname - bass clarinet, saxophone and flute / Anand Benette - guitar / Sanjaya Ajaye - bass / William Logan - drums
Friday, 9th of November, 8 p.m.
GEORGE BURTON QUINTET / Young America / first time in Poland
George Burton - piano / Jason Palmer - trumpet / Tim Warfield - saxophone / Pablo Menares - bass / Wayne Smith Jr. - drums
VIJAY IYER SEXTET / Far from Over / All That Jazz
Vijay Iyer - piano / Steve Lehman - alto saxophone / Mark Shim - tenor saxophone / Graham Haynes - cornet, flugelhorn / Stephan Crump - double bass / Jeremy Dutton - drums
Saturday, 10th of November, 8 p.m.
CHRIS PITSIOKOS / CP Unit / Young America / first time in Poland
Chris Pitsiokos - alto saxophone, electronics / Sam Lisabeth- electric guitar / Henry Fraser -electric bass / Jason Nazary - drums
MARY HALVORSON OCTET / Away With You / Avant Days / Polish premiere
Mary Halvorson - guitar / Susan Alcorn -pedal steel guitar / Jonathan Finlayson - trumpet / Jon Irabagon - alto saxophone / Ingrid Laubrock -tenor saxophone / Jacob Garchik - trombone / John Hébert - bass / Ches Smith - drums
Sunday, 11th of November, 7 p.m.
VIBE QUARTET / Młoda Polska / premiere
Michał Puchowski - vibraphone / Franciszek Raczkowski - piano, keys / Mateusz Szewczyk -double bass, bass guitar / Max Olszewski -drums
MAREK NAPIÓRKOWSKI / WAW-NYC / Polish Jazz Scene
Marek Napiórkowski - guitar / Manuel Valera - piano / Andrzej Święs - bass, double bass /
Clarence Penn - drums
Monday, 12th of November, 7 p.m.
DILLALUDE / Iceland.NOW / first time in Poland
Ari Bragi Kárason -synths, trumpet and effects / Benni B-Ruff -decks and sampler / Magnús Tryggvason - drums / Steingrímur Teague -keys and synths
AARON DIEHL TRIO / All That Jazz
Aaron Diehl -piano /Paul Sikivie - double bass / Lawrence Leathers - drums
Wednesday, 14th of November, 7 p.m.
THE THING WITH FIVE EYES / Noirabesque / Avant Days / first time in Poland
Jason Köhnen -samplers, laptop, drums / Mohammed Antar - flute / Jean Christophe Bournine - double bass / Dimitry Globa-Mikhailenko - oud
EVANS/DAHL/PRIDE / Pulverize the Sound / Avant Days
Peter Evans - trumpet / Tim Dahl - electric bass / Mike Pride - drums
Thursday, 15th of November, 7 p.m.
SNOWPOET / Thought You Knew / Young Britain / first time in Poland
Lauren Kinsella - vocal / Chris Hyson - electric bass, double bass, piano, synths / Josh Arcoleo - saxophone / Nick Costley-White - guitar / Matt Robinson - piano / Dave Hamblett - drums
GREG FOX QUADRINITY / The Gradual Progression / Avant Days / Polish premiere
Michael Beharie - guitar / Maria Grand -tenor saxophone / Justin Frye -bass / Greg Fox -drums, percussion
Friday, 16th of November, 8 p.m.
ROLLER TRIO / New Devices / Young Britain / first time in Poland
James Mainwaring - saxophone, electronics / Chris Sharkey -guitar, bass, electronics / Luke Reddin-Williams - drums, electronics
JAMES BRANDON LEWIS TRIO FEATURING ANTHONY PIROG / Young America
James Brandon Lewis - tenor saxophone / Luke Stewart - electric bass / Anthony Pirog - guitar / Warren Trae Crudup III - drums
Saturday, 17th of November, 8 p.m.
YAZZ AHMED / La Saboteuse / Young Britain / first time in Poland
Yazz Ahmed - trumpet / Ralph Wyld - vibraphone / David Mannington - bass / Martin France - drums
HAILU MERGIA / Lala Belu / All That Jazz / Polish premiere
Hailu Mergia -electric piano, organ, melodica, accordion, vocals / Alemseged Kebede-Anissa - electric bass / Kenneth Courtney Joseph - drums
Sunday, 18th of November, 7 p.m.
JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS / The Animal Spirits / Avant Days
Marcus Hamblett - cornet / Etienne Jaumet - saxophone / James Holden -modular synth / Tim Page - drums
The event allready took place!