Born: September 6, 1982
Polish born and London based guitarist and composer Maciek Pysz has been playing guitar since the age of 11 and is a completely self-taught musician. He has been inspired by artists such as Al Di Meola, Sylvain Luc, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Bireli Lagrene, Chick Corea, Oregon, Ralph Towner to name a few. Maciek mainly plays acoustic and classical guitars and his influences come from Tango, Flamenco, Latin, Jazz, Brazilian and Classical music. Since arriving in the UK in 2003 he has quickly established himself as an up-and-coming artist and has toured the UK, USA and Europe with his project and as a sideman to some well known international artists. Maciek established his original project Maciek Pysz Trio, more recently Maciek Pysz Quartet, in 2008 and recorded his first EP Discoveries that year. More touring and collaborations followed including appearances on Polish National TV in 2010. In 2011 Maciek plays at the prestigious Blue Note Jazz Club in Poland and Pizza Express Jazz Club in London where in November 2011 he records a live album followed by a second EP True Life in January 2012. He is the recipient of UK's Jazz Services Recording Support Scheme for 2012 as well as National Touring Support. Along with his musical colleagues Asaf Sirkis and Yuri Goloubev Maciek recorded a new album Insight at ARTESUONO studio in Italy in February 2013 with ECM's sound engineer Stefano Amerio.The album will be released on 22nd May 2013 on 33JAZZ Records. Currently apart from a busy touring and recording schedule Maciek is actively involved in the London music scene performing, teaching, conducting workshops and composing. More recently Maciek travels frequently to Paris and South of France where he participates in Concerts and Jazz Festivals. Apart from releasing a new album with his trio in 2013 Maciek will be also recording and performing with two other projects, ACUSTICA, duo with guitarist Gianluca Corona and ROMAIN DRAVET/MACIEK PYSZ PROJECT, a new project with drummer Romain Dravet in France. He has had the opportunity to work and play with a number of amazing musicians: Asaf Sirkis, Yuri Goloubev, Adam Glasser, Gianluca Corona, Jay Phelps, Shabaka Hutchings, Kit Downes, Tim Whitehead, Maurizio Minardi and Patrick Bettison to name a few. Maciek has performed at a number of well known venues, radio stations and festivals in the UK and around Europe, including:...
I've been blown away by this album!!!...The album is a weave of impassioned and impeccable improvisatory inventions!!...In a nutshell, Outstanding! Richard Saunders (RTRFm Australia)
...gorgeous sound...highly recommended Mary James (OnlyJazzBlog)
...some of the freshest musical ideas and world wide musical influences... Al Ryan (London Jazz News)
This was music prepared for those of us who could open the gates of our conscious minds and let the music flood in Alban Low (Art Of Jazz Blog)
Breathtaking skills, conjuring the most delicate sounds out of steel and nylon Mary James (OnlyJazzBlog)
...combination of enormous talent, virtuosity and passion as well as a deep sensitivity Rich Rainlore (Rainlore's World Of Music)
Incredibly talented young guitarist Jazz Forum
Acoustic guitar/Percussion/Bass-led world roots and modern jazz sounds from this EST/Avishai Cohen-sounding trio...Recommended! Time Out
Mesmerising, magical music! Torfaen Jazz Club
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