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Nikola Kolodziejczyk

Nikola Kołodziejczyk (born 1986 in Cracow) is a polish jazz pianist, composer, arranger and conductor.

Kołodziejczyk graduated from and is a former faculty member of the Academy of Music in Katowice.[1] His teachers have included: Irena Rolanowska, Andrzej Jagodziński, Emilian Madey, Edward Anthony Partyka and Wojciech Niedziela.

He leads a jazz orchestra - the Nikola Kołodziejczyk Orchestra - with whom, in 2014, he recorded and released their début album entitled, Chord Nation, which lead to a Fryderyk award in 2015 for 'Best Jazz Début', and three nominations. His second album entitled „Barok Progresywny” was awarded the Fryderyk 2016 for 'the Album of the Year'. He is co-leader of the jazz trio, 'Stryjo' which plays live-improvised music. Kołodziejczyk co-founded, with Michał Tomaszczyk, the Warsaw-based 'Konglomerat Big Band', whose début album, 'Albo Inaczej' is a Gold disc.

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