Andrzej Winnicki

Instrument: Piano

Born: January 26, 1956

Plenty has been written about European musicians approaching the American jazz tradition; it's far rarer to hear about American musicians bringing their heritage to distinctly European projects. Capitalizing on the critical acclaim for its debut Crazy Girl, pianist/composer/arranger Andrzej Winnicki and saxophonist Krzysztof Medyna - the driving force behind Komeda Project—bring trumpeter Russ Johnson back for their new CD Requiem. What makes Requiem different, however, and a significant evolution over Crazy Girl, is the enlistment of über-bassist Scott Colley and the equally ubiquitous drummer Nasheet Waits.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
This tribute to Polish jazz pianist and soundtrack composer Krzysztof Komeda is lovingly handled by compatriots Andrzej Winnicki and Krzysztof Medyna, who have assembled a top-notch, freewheeling crew in bassist Scott Colley, trumpeter Russ Johnson and drummer Nasheet Waits. ... compelling, emotionally charged ... —Bill Milkowski/JazzTimes

The Komeda Project at Cornelia Street was electrifying, the core, the exciting, the very alive essence of Komeda himself jumped from the stage. Winnicki is a better pianist than Komeda ever was. His comping, moreover, was perfect, his voicings and timing lifting the music..

Read more

Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Union, NJ

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Videos