Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Maciej Fortuna Ph. D. is one of the most dynamic and versatile artist among young generation of polish jazz musicians. Getting skills in law science didn’t disturb his efficient development of music career.
Maciej graduated The University of Poznan Law School (2007) and he obtained master degree with first class honours in The Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Piotr Wojtasik jazz trumpet class (2010).
He has played with many famous artist from Poland, Europe and USA. He has won a lot of prizes as a soloist and with his bands. Maciej Fortuna is also a session musician, he performed and is performing with many different artists, very often recording for radio or television.
Maciej become a musician who could easily play and record various kinds music (jazz, world music, free music, soul, latin, funky, film music, dj’s experiments). He is a lecturer in The Academy of Music in Poznan (Poland), jazz trumpet class.
Awards:The New Hope of Jazz 2010 and 2011 (JazzForum PL) Nomination to Fryderyk (Polish music Award) for the jazz/debut category with the album Lost Keys (Maciej Fortuna Quartet)
Grand Prix, TVP KULTURA prize, TVP President Prize during Young Talent Competition ‘Niemen Non Stop’ in Słupsk (July 2008)
I prize during Kodolanyi Jazz Competition (July 2008) with Switch On Quintet
finalist of Junior Jazz in Usti Nad Laba (2008) with the same group
finalist of Ist International Tarnow Jazz Contest (2008) with Maciej Fortuna Quintet
II prize during Jazz Juniors Competition (2008) with Maciej Fortuna Quintet
best soloist prize during Bydgoszcz Big Band Festiwal 2008 and Baszta Jazz Festiwal 2008
honourable in the same category during Big Band Festival in Nowy Tomysl (2008)
an on bast / maciej fortuna ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSCRIPTION OF FILM MUSIC BY KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (FM 013)
fortuna acoustic quartet JAZZ FROM POLAND VOL. 1 (limited edition) (FM 012)
fortuna / dys TROPY (FM 011)
an on bast / maciej fortuna LIVE (FM 010)
maciej fortuna trio AT HOME (FM 009)
an on bast / maciej fortuna LIVE (limited edition) (FM 008)
maciej fortuna trio SAHJIA (FM 007)
an on bast / maciej fortuna 1 (FM 006)
maciej fortuna trio SOLAR RING (FM 005)
mack goldsbury and the polish connection feat. reggie moore SALT MINERS BLUES (FM 004)
switch on quintet OUR CAR WILL NEVER STOP (FM 003)
maciej fortuna quartet LOST KEYS (FM 002)
fortuna / weeke project IN THE SMALL HOURS Hours (FM 001)
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