Born: January 26, 1979 Primary Instrument: Vocal
An outstanding vocalist, pianist and composer. She is widely acknowledged as one of the most intriguing Polish voices. After graduating from Public Music High School in Bielsko-Biala in the piano class, she continued her education at the University of Music in Katowice where in 2004 she graduated with distinction from vocal studies at Jazz and Contemporary Music Department where she is currently a member of the faculty.. In 2002 during International Jazz Vocalists Meetings in Zamość (Międzynarodowe Spotkania Wokalistow Jazzowych in Zamość) she received Grand Prix. Her career moved on instantly- in 2003 her debut album You Don’t Know What Love Is (Radio Katowice/Jazz Forum) was released . It was found very enthusiastically by both the critics and jazz lovers. Not long after that, in 2004, her next album The Island (Radio Katowice) appeared on the market. The record contains a collection of classic jazz standards. Both albums were produced with cooperation with Beata Przybytek Quintet that includes the vocalist’s excellent friends, graduates of Katowice Music Academy and Krakow Music Academy. In 2005 the vocalist decided to try a repertoire different from jazz standards so she started working on Stevie Wonder’s songs which resulted in Wonderland album. To recording the artist managed to invite some prominent guests, leading musicians of Polish jazz: Janusz Muniak, Jarek Smietana and Slawomir Berny. The record contains genuine, acoustic adaptations of songs loved by broad audience. Wonderland is distributed in Poland and Japan, where the songs „You Will Know”, Isn't She Lovely, Summer Soft and Lately appeared on an international miscellany record Jewels Sapphire – A Collection Of Dazzling Jazz Vocals”(Smooth Records), Jewels Opal – A Collection Of Dazzling Jazz Vocals”(Smooth Records), Cafe In My Room (S2S), Music With A View (Apres-midi Records). the latest CD ”I’m Gonna Rock You” (2012) diverges from Beata Przybytek’s previous albums. On this album, the artist reveals herself not only as a vocalist but as a composer as well. The album is comprised of 16 assorted tracks which take listeners on a tour across an array of various musical genres such as blues, jazz, soul, R’n’B, funk, latin style music, and Disco spiced with a dash of pastiche. The album is geared towards the musically savvy as well as to those who cherish music as a part of their existence. The album also features an eclectic combination of professional musicians whose varying styles allow them to play with conventions and weave their individual talents into a unique, vintage blend of blues, funk and jazz. . The artist joined forces with such prominent members of Polish jazz stage as Jan Ptaszyn Wróblewski, Janusz Muniak, Jarosław Śmietana, Piotr Wojtasik, Bernard Maseli, Wojciech Karolak, and Jazz Band Ball Orchestra. She took active part in the Kalinowe Serce Foundation project – „Singing Jazz” featuring Marianna Wróblewska and Maciej Zakościelny. As far as Beata’s performances are concerned, she played a crucial role during numerous domestic and international jazz festivals: Jazz Jamboree, Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, Summer Jazz Festival at Piwnica pod Baranami, International Głogów Jazz Meetings, Pomorska Jesień Jazzowa, Easy Jazz Festival, Jazz Sessions in Gliwice, Jazz Forum Jazz Festival, Jazz w Lesie in Sulenczyn, Baszta Jazz Festival, Podlasie Jazz Festival, Świdnickie Noce Jazzowe, Jazz na Kanapie in Oleśnica, Zakopiańska Wiosna Jazzowa, Legnica Jazz Days, Jazz En Nord Jazz Festival - France, Sibiu Jazz Festival , Ploiesti Hot Jazz Summit – Romania, International Jazz Piestany – Slovakia etc. Beata is internationally recognized and fervently applauded by audiences in Poland as well as in Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, France, Romania, and Slovakia.
Awards:Grand Prix at The 29th International Meeting of Jazz Vocalists in Zamość, Poland
“This voice is truly amazing. Low and strong, expressive, with a little harsh, “black” timbre. Beata Przybytek uses the wide scope of natural vocal abilities in a various and well planned manner. The effect is jazz singing of highest quality.” Adam Poprawa, „Tygodnik Powszechny”
“Beata Przybytek has a voice of wide range, with its very stylish(black!) timbre(especially the lower sounds) which causes associations with old jazz and blues. However, her singing sounds very modern. Beata is perfect at interpreting both quick dynamic songs and subtle sensual ballads.” Bogdan Chmura, Zadymiło aż miło! V Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, „Jazz Forum”
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