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Waclaw Zimpel

Primary Instrument: Clarinet, bass

Born: July 27, 1983    

Waclaw Zimpel

A classically trained Clarinettist, today he is one of the most recognised Polish artists in the international improvised music scene. His main inspirations include sacred and ritual music from various cultures. In his compositions he often makes references to composers from the past to create specific contemporary polemics with or commentaries on traditional music. He is the bandleader of: Hera, Undivided and Wacław Zimpel Quartet. Additionally, he is a member of Resonance – Ken Vandermark’s project. He also works with Klaus Kugel, Hamid Drake, Steve Swell, Bobby Few, Perry Robinson, Christian Ramond, Dave Rempis, Joe PcPhee, Mark Tokar, Michael Zerang and Mikołaj Trzaska

Awards

City of Poznań‘s Artistic Award, Musician of the Year 2010 - www.freejazzblog.org

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Featured recording “Seven Lines”

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Seven Lines

(2013)

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Zimpel's name goes straight into the list of European jazzmen that gave new life to Clarinet and Bass Clarinet, continuing in the tradition of Dolphy, Surman, Sclavis, Trovesi, and the like Francesco Martinelli | pointofdeparture.org

Polish Composer and Clarinetist Wacław Zimpel is one of the most promising musicians from the European continent Eyal Hareuveni | All About Jazz

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