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03 Oct 21:30:23:30

30PLN - 35PLN

Piotr Wyleżoł – piano
Michał Barański – double bass
Łukasz Żyta – drums

*tickets: 30/35 pln



Piotr Wyleżoł – outstanding jazz pianist, composer. Began his performing career playing in the groups of renowned Polish artists like polish jazz-legend Janusz Muniak and Jarosław Śmietana, among others, while still a student at the Jazz Department of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. He was already playing in public and winning prizes at competitions as a child, performing a classical repertoire. At the age of 10 and 11, he appeared with the Rybnik Philharmonic Orchestra, playing piano concertos by Mozart and Beethoven. At that point, he had already received top honors at numerous jazz festivals and international jazz competitions, including famous “Jazz Juniors” in Krakow (1th Prize), Grand Prix of “Key to a Career” competition, individual award for Best Instrumentalist on “Jazz On The Oder”, and the International Jazz Improvisation Competition in Katowice. Piotr Wyleżoł has led his own Trio since beginning his activity as an artist. In this days it is one of most recognizable Band on polish jazz scene. After his debut Trio album “Yearning”, released in 2001 the music press was generous in its praise: “This is one of the most interesting debut albums to come out in some time. A trio of young Polish musicians has created a musical atmosphere on this CD which is on a par with some of the finest work in this genre.” (Jazz Forum, November 2001). In 2006 was released his second CD, “Piano Trio”, and in 2009 the renowned label Fresh Sound Records released his third and latest Trio project, “Children’s Episodes”. This CD was issued on that label’s New Talent series, which includes names like Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Chris Cheek, among others. It’s worth mentioning that Piotr Wyleżoł is the first Polish musician ever to have been included by Fresh Sound in this distinguished circle of musicians. “Children’s Episodes” was also nominated for a Fryderyk Award (Poland’s equivalent of a Grammy Award), in the Jazz Album of The Year category.

Besides the Trio studio albums, his discography also includes two live recordings as a leader. The first “Quintet Live” was released in 2010 and included guest musicians Adam Pierończyk on sax, and David Doruzka on guitar, while the second – titled “DuoDram” – is a piano duo concert with Sławek Jaskułke, recorded at the “Jazz in Gdynia” festival.  In November 2014 showed up newest Wyleżoł’s album SOLO PIANO „Improludes“ (Hevhetia)

In the course of his presence on the professional jazz stage as far, he has had occasion to cooperate and create music with a number of its leading figures, including: Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Jarek Śmietana, Urszula Dudziak, Ewa Bem, Tomasz Stańko, Bennie Moapin, Tomasz Szukalski and many others. He also has worked regularly with world star violinist Nigel Kennedy, taking part in his own projects as well as performing classical concerts playing harpsichord In a repertoire of Bach and Vivaldi.

Piotr Wyleżoł has performed at numerous concerts and festivals all around the world. Besides his own CD’s recorded as a leader and co-leader he has participated in a significant number of recordings as a sideman and member of another artist’s groups, and the number is constantly growing.

Since 2007 Piotr Wyleżoł leads the jazz piano class at the Krakow Academy of Music’s Jazz and Modern Music Department.


03 Oct
30PLN - 35PLN