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Pawel Kaczmarczyk

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 8, 1984    

Pawel Kaczmarczyk

One of Poland's pre-eminent jazz pianists from the younger generation, composer, soloist and sideman. Called a revelation of Polish and European jazz scene; valued most of all for his virtuosity, creativity and surprisingly mature technique. Being only a teenager he started to participate in a various jazz festivals and competitions where he received many awards. Year 2000 for Pawel Kaczmarczyk is the beginning of informal education under the aegis of legendary jazzman Janusz Muniak, with whom he cooperates to this very day. He took the first place in the New Hope category of Jazz Forum Magazine's “Jazz Top” readers' poll from 2004 through 2007. His debut album by KBD Trio (with Michal Baranski on bass, and Pawel Dobrowolski on drums) has received many positive reviews as well as his second album “Audiofeeling”, but it was “Complexity in Simplicity” released by prestigious ACT Music in 2009 that opened him the door to an international career. Pawel Kaczmarczyk has become the third polish musicians (after Stanko and Wasilewski) who is recording for such a prestigious European label as a leader of his own band. “Complexity in Simplicity” by Paweł Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Band was acclaimed the Album of The Year in the poll organized among Jazz Forum readers and what seems most significant is Paweł Kaczmarczyk’s victory as the Pianist of The Year. Paweł Kaczmarczyk Audiofeeling Band is now touring intensively and at the same time Pawel Kaczmarczyk is being invited to participate in many different projects by other artists....
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Awards

The young pianist has collected numerous music awards, including: 2002 - 1st place at the 26th "Jazz Juniors" International Competition for Young and Debuting Jazz Groups (with Kaczmarczyk/Jaros/Dobrowolski Trio) 2002 - the title of Best Instrumentalist at Poland's Jazz Juniors competition 2004 - Grand Prix at the 40th "Jazz on the Oder" Jazz Festival in Wroclaw (with KBD Trio) 2004 - several medals at the "Kultursalen Horbiger" competition in Vienna (with Kaczmarczyk/Nowicki/Traczyk/Dobrowolski Quartet) 2004 - "Key to a Career" prize at the "Pomeranian Jazz Autumn" festival 2006 - 1st place at the "JUNIOR JAZZ 2006" International Competition for Jazz Groups in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic) Album of The Year (2007) in Jazz Forum Magazine's "Jazz Top" readers' poll (for “Audiofeeling”) Fryderyk (Nomination) (2008) (for “The Songs From A New Place” by Rafal Sarnecki) Pianist of The Year (2009) in Jazz Forum Magazine's "Jazz Top" readers' poll Album of The Year (2009) in Jazz Forum Magazine's "Jazz Top" readers' poll (for “Complexity in Simplicity”) "Melomani" Jazz Society's Jazz Oscars Grand Prix in the Artist of The Year 2009 category "Melomani" Jazz Society's Jazz Oscars Grand Prix in the Album of The Year 2009 category (for “Complexity in Simplicity”) Fryderyk (Nomination) - the Jazz Musician of the Year 2009
”The name Kaczmarczyk will inevitably soon become a definition of virtuosity and creativity in jazz.” Mannheimer Morgen

“To hear Kaczmarczyk dig deeply into the keys is to understand what full- bodied, wholly committed jazz pianism is all about.” Chicago Tribune

“(…) Kaczmarczyk has made his debut on one of Europe's most famous record labels, ACT Music, joining the company of stars like Lars Danielsson, Esbjörn Svensson, Leszek Możdżer and Nils Landgren.” Gazeta Wyborcza

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