Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Darek Oles

Darek “Oles” Oleszkiewicz was born on February 20, 1963 in Wroclaw, Poland. At the age of five Darek began his music education at the State Music School in Wroclaw. Piano was his first instrument, but later he played guitar, electric bass and finally at eighteen years old, he switched to accoustic bass. While in his teens he played with amateur groups, evolving in popular music styles from rock, blues, jazz-rock to straight ahead jazz. In the early 1980's, Darek participated in various jazz festivals and national competitions for young musicians. In 1983, he was the most awarded musician at the Jazz Juniors in Cracow, winning the first individual prize, first prize for jazz composition and a second prize in jazz combo category. Later that year Darek was invited by Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski, a jazz legend in Poland, to join saxophonist's quartet on tour.

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

2 Photos

Discography

Similar

Dave Brubeck Dave Brubeck
piano
Joe Pass Joe Pass
guitar
Charlie Haden Charlie Haden
bass, acoustic
Ron Carter Ron Carter
bass
William Parker William Parker
bass, acoustic
Ray Brown Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Fred Hersch Fred Hersch
piano

Premium Profiles

Hilde Hefte Hilde Hefte
vocalist
Chris Abelen Chris Abelen
trombone
Fernanda Cunha Fernanda Cunha
vocalist
Quinsin Nachoff Quinsin Nachoff
saxophone
Kirk MacDonald Kirk MacDonald
saxophone
Karl Berger Karl Berger
band/orchestra
Andrea Claburn Andrea Claburn
vocalist
Jen de Ness Jen de Ness
vocalist
Danny Freyer Danny Freyer
vocalist
Suzanne Grzanna Suzanne Grzanna
sax, alto
Sal La Rocca Sal La Rocca
bass, acoustic

Get Jazz Near You via email!

Enjoy the convenience of receiving a comprehensive listing of jazz events in your area every Thursday. It's free!