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Andrzej Winnicki

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: January 26, 1956    

Plenty has been written about European musicians approaching the American jazz tradition; it's far rarer to hear about American musicians bringing their heritage to distinctly European projects. Capitalizing on the critical acclaim for its debut Crazy Girl, pianist/composer/arranger Andrzej Winnicki and saxophonist Krzysztof Medyna - the driving force behind Komeda Project - bring trumpeter Russ Johnson back for their new CD Requiem. What makes Requiem different, however, and a significant evolution over Crazy Girl, is the enlistment of über-bassist Scott Colley and the equally ubiquitous drummer Nasheet Waits...
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    Crazy Girl

    WM Records
    2007

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Komeda Project w/Jeremy Pelt - Krzysztof Komeda's "Svantetic"


Komeda Project @ Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC - Krzysztof Komeda's "Ballad for Bernt"

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Requiem

WM Records (2009)

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This tribute to Polish jazz pianist and soundtrack composer Krzysztof Komeda is lovingly handled by compatriots Andrzej Winnicki and Krzysztof Medyna, who have assembled a top-notch, freewheeling crew in bassist Scott Colley, trumpeter Russ Johnson and drummer Nasheet Waits. ... compelling, emotionally charged ... --Bill Milkowski/JazzTimes

The Komeda Project at Cornelia Street was electrifying, the core, the exciting, the very alive essence of Komeda himself jumped from the stage. Winnicki is a better pianist than Komeda ever was. His comping, moreover, was perfect, his voicings and timing lifting the music.....

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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationUnion, NJ

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Kurzweil K2500X, Korg Triton Studio 76, Roland JD-800, Roland Super JX module, Yamaha TX-802 module x2
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