Concert: Artur Dutkiewicz – Jazz Mazurkas, Jun 5 2012 @ Goethe-Institut
Tuesday, 5th June 2012, 6:30 pm at the Goethe-Institut Auditorium. Free entrance!
Artur Dutkiewicz is one of the leading Polish jazz pianists and composer, born in Pińczów (Poland) in 1958. He graduated from The Academy of Music in Katowice (Poland) with distinction. Dutkiewicz was a finalist of the Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington, USA.
Artur Dutkiewicz presents his own, contemporary jazz mazurkas from his latest album Mazurkas. Mazurkas are influenced by Chopin and Polish folk music, combined with modern jazz improvisation. From Chopin’s music the inspiration was Polish mood and melody of mazurkas. The rhythm evolved from piano jazz tradition. Mazurkas, based on folk rhythms, are played in groovy-jazz way. In this program classical music, Polish folk music and trance jazz improvisation are combined as one original whole. Artur Dutkiewicz’s project Mazurkas was granted a scholarship from The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2009. Part of the program are Ethno-Jazz improvisations on songs from different cultures: Europe, the Middle and Far East.
In cooperation with the Embassy of Poland