Bartosz Hadala

Bartosz Hadala

Instrument: Piano | Location: Toronto

With a somewhat Pilc-like melodic touch and a Monk-on-steroids rhythm feel, Hadala consistently surprises with his unique directions.
—Brad Walseth (Chicago)

Updated: April 22, 2020

Born: June 27, 1977

Bartosz Hadala was born in Stalowa Wola, Poland and started his musical education at the age 7 at the local School of Music. Still as a teenager he participated in competitions, workshops and festivals. He became the youngest finalist in the Mieczyslaw Kosz International Jazz Piano Competition at the age of 15. Two years later he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. In 1996, he left for Odessa, Ukraine, to study at the Odessa Conservatory with professor Anatoliy Kardashev. In 1998, Bartosz went to the USA to study jazz at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. In 2003 he presented his quintet at the IAJE Conference in Toronto, Canada. In May, the same year, he moved to New York City to pursue his career in music. He worked and recorded music with many well known artists, such as: Randy Brecker, Billy Hart, Lenny White, Antonio Sanchez, Johannes Weindenmueller, Dave Anderson, Ada Rovatti, Jon Irabagon and Rupert Wates.

In 2010 Bartosz moved to Canada (Toronto), where he performs with drummers: Adam Hay, Mark Kelso, Marito Marques, bassists Mike Downes and Rich Brown, or saxophonist Chris Gale among others.

Also in 2010, Bartosz joined the Piloo Records and Production label to release his first jazz album entitled “The Runner Up”, featuring jazz greats, trumpeter Randy Brecker, and drummer Antonio Sanchez. The album has been well received by the critics, who praised Bartosz for his musicianship and his compositions.

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This is the debut album (in the Jazz field) by Polish pianist / composer Bartosz Hadala, currently residing in Canada. The album was recorded with the help of six excellent Jazz musicians, playing in different settings: trumpeter Randy Brecker, saxophonist Ada Rovatti, bassists Dave Anderson (electric) and Noriko Ueda (acoustic), drummer Antonio Sanchez and percussionist Kevin Garcia. The album includes nine original compositions by Hadala and one standard.

The music is mainstream modern Jazz, with clear melody lines and classic instrumentation approach, which clearly places the album in the American rather than European Jazz category

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True North X

True North X

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Three Short Stories

Any Way

Any Way

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The Runner Up

Salt Water

Salt Water

Bartosz Hadala
The Runner Up

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