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2017 Jazz Summer Festival in Krakow. 

Krakow's 22nd Jazz Summer Festival takes place from June 18th to July 30th, 2017 with the main venue in the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square) where jazz concerts are scheduled every night at 9 pm from July 3rd through July 29th. 

 

Program of the 2017 Jazz Summer Festival in Krakow, Poland

Note: things keep changing, so take into account, please, that the following program is liable to alterations.

June 18th 
6:30 p.m. 
Krakow Opera Company produces its ballet show 'Two Stories – One Dance' with music by jazzmen Piotr Orzechowski and Krzysztof Scieranski. 
Venue: Opera House, 48 Lubicz street.

June 19th 
6:30 p.m. 
Krakow Opera Company produces its ballet show 'Two Stories – One Dance' with music by jazzmen Piotr Orzechowski and Krzysztof Scieranski. 
Venue: Opera House, 48 Lubicz street.

June 21st 
8 p.m. 
UK’s jazz singer Georgia Mancio and New Zealand’s pianist Alan Broadbent perform their "Songbook" with quartet of Alan Broadbent with UK’s bassist Oli Hayhurst and drummer Dave Ohm. 
Venue: Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street.

June 25th 
8 p.m. 
UK’s Brazilian born singer Ive Mendes performs smooth jazz and bossanova with her band and string quartet. 
Venue: ICE Krakow Congress Center, 17 Konopnickiej street at Monte Casino street.

July 1st 

8:00 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Mike Stern, Peter Bernstein Quartet and Poland’s guitarist Marek Napiorkowski among others plus young jazz violinists. 
Venue: Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street.

9:30 p.m. 
Concert Karen Edwards Show vol.1 features the USA’s jazz singer Karen Edwards. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 2nd 

New Orleans' Sunday. 
From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
'
New Orleans' Parade' starts from the barbican (Barbakan) behind the Brama Florianska gate and proceeds down Florianska street to the Old Town's central Rynek Glowny square
Venue: Florianska street and the Grand Square (Rynek Glowny). 

  • Krakow's jazzmen perform traditional jazz in street cafes and clubs at the Old Town's central square from noon to 4 pm. Featured acts include Boba Jazz Band, Old Metropolitan Jazz Band, Beale Street Band.

6 p.m.
Open-air jazz concert features USA.s jazz singer Karen Edwards, Krakow’s Jazz Band Ball Orchestra with the USA’s singer-pianist Stanley Breckenbridge, and Poland’s saxophonist Przemek Dyjakowski and Marian Pawlik Quartet,
Venue: Rynek Glowny central square.

9:30 p.m. 
Concert Karen Edwards Show vol.2 features the USA’s jazz singer Karen Edwards. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 3rd 

9 p.m. 
Poland’s pop jazz singer Hanna Banaszak. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)

9:30 p.m. 
Concert SUFIA features Poland’s Dominik Bukowski Quartet performing jazzy music inspired by Arabian music and the Polish traditional village tunes. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 4th 

8 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Poland’s acoustic guitar duo, Director’s Cat. 
Venue: Pracownia Pod Baranami cellar club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square

9 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Poland's Wojciech Karolak Trio. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Piotr Wylezol Trio. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 5th 

9 p.m. 
Concert Friends - Music of  Jarek Smietana features Polish jazzmen commemorating Krakow's late guitarist Jaroslaw Smietana. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)

9:30 p.m. 
Poland's Adam Kawonczyk Trio. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 6th

9 p.m. 
Poland’s duo of singer Dorota Miskiewicz and guitarist Marek Napiorkowski. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)

9:30 p.m. 
Concert Moniuszko features Poland’s saxophonist Piotr Baron playing jazz version of Stanislaw Moniuszko’s music. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 7th  

7 p.m. 
Jazz concert features pianists Bogdan Holownia and Rembrandt Frerichs playing solo. 
Venue: Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street.

9 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Czech Republic’s Rivival Swing Band Prague. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Szymon Mika Trio. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square),

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s jazz pianist Piotr Orzechowski aka Pianohooligan plays solo. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street.

July 8th 
9 p.m. 
Poland’s jazz violinist Adam Baldych plays solo.
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)

9:30 p.m. 
Poland's Tomek Nowak Quartet with rapper Eskaubei. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).
9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s jazz pianist Mateusz Palka plays solo and in trio. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street.

July 9th 
noon 
USA’s Mississippi River Brass Band plays American music.  
Venue: Kawiarnia Ratuszowa pavement cafe at the Town Hall Tower in Rynek Glowny central square.

7 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Poland’s pianists Kuba Pluzek and Vladislav Adzik Sendecki playing solo. 
Venue: Filharmonia Krakowska concert hall, 1 Zwierzyniecka street and Straszewskiego street.

9 p.m. 
Poland’s Adam Baldych Sextet play mainstream jazz.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s jazz pianist Wojciech Groborz plays solo and in trio. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street.

9:30 p.m. 
Poland's jazz rock band, Elec-Tri-City. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 10th 
6 p.m. 
USA’s Mississippi River Brass Band plays American music. 
Venue: Dworek Bialopradnicki culture center..

9 p.m. 
Poland’s Pawel Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling band plus violinist Mateusz Smoczynski.
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland's Karolina Nazimiec Duo. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Bartlomiej Noszka Quartet. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street.

July 11th 

8 p.m. 
Jazz concert features USA's Branford Marsalis Quartet and vocalist Kurt Elling. 
Venue: Opera House, 48 Lubicz street.

8 p.m. 
Blues concert features Poland’s duo of singer Pola Chobot and guitarist Adam Baran. 
Venue: Pracownia Pod Baranami cellar club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square.

9 p.m. 
Poland’s Adam Pieronczyk Trio plus the USA’s drummer John B. Arnold.
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland's New Bone quintet. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

9:30 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Poland’s keyboardist Michal Wierba performing his Sea & Fire music. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street.

July 12th 

8 p.m. 
UK’s violinist Nigel Kennedy plays Krzysztof Komeda’s music with Polish jazzmen. 
Venue: Jagiellonian University’s Auditorium Maximum, 35 Krupnicza street.

9 p.m. 
Concert Sefardix features Poland’s jazz vocalist Jorgos Skolias and Bracia Oles duo performing music inspired by Jewish Sephardi tunes. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)

9:30 p.m. 
USA’s saxophonist Joel Frahm and Poland’s jazz trio of pianist Piotr Wylezol, bassist Alan Wykpisz, and drummer Patryk Dobosz. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

9:30 p.m. 
Krakow’s Marian Pawlik Quartet. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street.

July 13th 
9 p.m. 
Krakow’s jazz singer Marek Balata and bass guitarist Krzysztof Scieranski

Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny central square and Sw. Anny street. 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s band, Funk de Nite, plays fusion jazzo. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

9:30 p.m. 
France’s JdL 4tet quartet plus the USA’s pianist Bobby Few. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street

July 14th 

9 p.m. 
France’s JdL 4tet quartet plus the USA’s pianist Bobby Few. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Jazz trio of The Netherlands’ pianist Mike del Ferro plus Poland’s bassist Michal Baranski and drummer Lukasz Zyta. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Krzysztof Fetras Trio. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street

July 15th 

Jazz Night.
Jazz night starts at 6 pm with numerous concert on the squares of the Old Town and at Krakow clubs at 10 pm (free admission).

6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Open-air jazz concert features Italy’s Luca Ciarla Quartet, Poland’s singer Grazyna Lobaszewska with Ajagore folk rock act, and Spain’s Patax ensemble. 
Venue: Maly Rynek square.

8 p.m. 
Open-air concert features Poland’s Tomasz Nowak Quartet with rapper Escaubei followed by Bzyk i Sztajemka band. 
Venue: next to Zalew Nowohucki reservoir and Teatr Laznia Nowa playhouse, 25 os. Szkolne.

9 p.m. 
Open-air concert features AccepDanceCollective trio and duo of Austria’s bassist Florian Hupfauf and Poland’s accordionist Oleg Dyyak. 
Venue: Muzeum Sztuki Wspolczesnej w Krakowie (the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow - MOCAK), 4 Lipowa street.

9 p.m. 
Jazz trio of The Netherlands’ pianist Mike del Ferro plus Poland’s bassist Michal Baranski and drummer Lukasz Zyta. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)

9 p.m. 
USA’s singer Stanley Breckenridge and Krakow’s Jazz Band Ball Orchestra perform traditional jazz. 
Venue:Pod Jaszczurami club, 8 Rynek Glowny central square. 

9:30 p.m. 
Italy’s Luca Ciarla Quartet play fusion jazz. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

10 p.m. 
France’s JdL 4tet quartet plus the USA’s pianist Bobby Few. 
Venue: Alchemia club, 5 Estery street.

10 p.m. 
USA’s saxophonist Joel Frahm and Poland’s jazz trio of pianist Piotr Wylezol, bassist Alan Wykpisz, and drummer Patryk Dobosz. 
Venue: Piec'Art club, 12 Szewska street.

10 p.m. 
Concert Tribute to Janusz Muniak features Poland’s Marcin Slusarczyk Sextet. 
Venue: Jazz Club u Muniaka, 3 Florianska street.

10 p.m. 
The Netherlands’ jazz rock band, Wojtek Justyna Tree...Oh?!, plus Portugal’s Poliana Vieira singer. 
Venue: Pauza In Garden club, 12 Rajska street.

10 p.m. 
Poland’s PKS Trio. 
Venue: Pracownia Pod Baranami cellar club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square.

10 p.m. 
USA’s Chuck Frazier Trio perform blues. 
Venue: Tawerna Stary Port pub, 27 Straszewskiego street.

10 p.m. 
Krakow’s pop singer Agata Slazyk and guitarist Antoni Krupa. 
Venue: Ksiegarnia Muzyczna Kurant bookstore, 36 Rynek Glowny central square.

10 p.m. 
Krakow’s Agnieszka Grochowicz Standard Time pop jazz act. 
Venue: Klub Aktora SPATIF club, 41 Rynek Glowny central square.

July 16th 

9 p.m. 
Poland’s pop jazz singer Grazyna Lobaszewska and Ajagore folk rock act. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)  

9:30 p.m. 
The Netherlands’ jazz rock band, Wojtek Justyna Tree...Oh?!, plus Portugal’s Poliana Vieira. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 17th 
9 p.m. 
Poland’s Mateusz Smoczynski Quintet
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.). 

9:30 p.m. 
Soulmates jazz trio of USA’s organist Brian Charette plus Czech Republic’s guitarist Libor Smoldas and drummer Tomas Hobzek. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 18th  
8 p.m. 
Canada’s cellist Stephan Brown and Poland’s violinist Mateusz Smoczynski plus an array of young jazz violinists play at a concert. 
Venue: Radio Krakow hall, 22 al. Slowackiego avenue.

8 p.m. 
Poland’s Kleez Jazz band. 
Venue: Pracownia Pod Baranami cellar club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square

9 p.m. 
Jazz concert The Tony Williams Tribute features Poland’s Michal Miskiewicz Quartet plus saxophonist Henryk Miskiewicz
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.). 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Vehemence Quartet play mainstream jazz. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 19th 

9 p.m. 
Jazz duo of Poland’s pianist Vladislav Sendecki and saxophonist Andrzej Olejniczak.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Michal Kobojek Quartet. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

July 20th 
9 p.m. 
Poland’s Krzysztof Scieranski New Quartet play jazz rock.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)  

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Leszek Kulakowski Quartet. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 21st 

9 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Charlie Green, Krzysztof Puma Piasecki Quintet.
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s singer Magda Bozyk performs with her band. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 22nd 

9 p.m. 
Jazz concert Tribute to Janusz Muniak features Poland’s jazzmen commemorating Krakow's late saxophonist Janusz Muniak. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Straszni Panowie Trzej trio perform pop jazz. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 23rd 
9 p.m. 
Krakow’s Jazz Band Ball Orchestra performs traditional jazz. 
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.) 

9:30 p.m. 
Jazz concert Jacek Kochan - musiConspiracy
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 24th 
9 p.m. 
Poland’s Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski Quartet play mainstream jazz.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)  

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Heavy Metal Sextet. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

July 25th 
8 p.m. 
Krakow’s jazz quartet, Fabryka Zabawek, perform funky and soul music. 
Venue: Pracownia Pod Baranami cellar club, 27 Rynek Glowny central square.

9 p.m. 
Jazz concert Tribute to Henryk Majewski features Poland’s jazzmen.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)  

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s jazz ensemble, Kazimierz Jonkisz Energy. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square)

July 26th 
9 p.m. 
Poland’s pop jazz singer Ewa Bem and pianist Andrzej Jagodzinski.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)  

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s jazz ensemble, Schmidt Electric Remix. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

July 27th 
9 p.m. 
Poland’s duo of vibraphonist Bernard Maseli and keyboardist Janusz Grzywacz.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)  

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Mateusz Gaweda Trio. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

July 28th 
9 p.m. 
Poland's band, Little Egoists, performs jazz rock.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)  

9:30 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Damiecka & Bertazzo Hart Quartet. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

July 29th 
9 p.m. 
Krakow's Boba Jazz Band performs swing music.  
Venue: the Piwnica Pod Baranami cellar club at 27 Rynek Glowny (Grand Sq.)  

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Tomasz Chyla Quintet. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

July 30th 
8 p.m. 
Jazz concert features Krakow’s Laboratorium jazz rock band with violinist Krzesimir Debski and singer Rasm Al-Mashan.  
Venue: the courtyard of Palac Pod Baranami, 27 Rynek Glowny.  

9:30 p.m. 
Poland’s Aga Derlak Trio. 
Venue: Haris Piano Jazz Bar at 28 Rynek Glowny (Grand Square).

 

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