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Michal Baranski

Graduated from Music Academy in Katowice(Poland)-Jazz Department in 2007.Prizes recieved so far- -GRAND PRIX (1st Prize) in the Groups category at the 40th “JAZZ ON THE ODER” Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. -GRAND PRIX distinction, along with the “Jazz Angel 2005” statuette, at the “Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa” competition in Bielsko-Biala, Poland

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Nine years ago, the clarinetist, improvisational whistler and musical educator Brad Terry hosted in the United States three young musicians he had worked with in Poland. I mean young. Mateusz Kolakowski, the pianist, was thirteen. In this picture from that period, we see him with Terry. Bassist Michal Baranski and drummer Tomek Torres were fifteen. Terry toured the country with them in his old Dodge van, overnighting in RV parks and driveways and playing whenever they could, sometimes in paying gigs. They even stopped in Montana and jammed with Buddy DeFranco. Here is some of what I wrote about them in the November, 1999 Jazz Times:

Baranski and Kolakowski have facility, harmonic acuity and solo skills that would do credit to players ten years older

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