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Grzegorz Tarwid – pianist and composer. He gathered experience from many masters of Polish pianism: first from the veteran of traditional jazz Wojciech Kamiński, then Andrzej Jagodziński and Michał Tokaj. He moved then to Copenhagen to study and be inspired by the Danish free school: Jacob Anderskov and Carsten Dahl. He has also performed recently in Cologne, Germany where he played with Just Another Foundry trio and distinguished bassist, Robert Landfermann. He has toured with Zbigniew Namysłowski, Kazimierz Jonkisz, Albert Beger, but also with Maciej Obara and Tomasz Dąbrowski. His style is influenced mostly by 20th century classical music as well as alternative scene and contemporary jazz, what you can hear in the projects he co-creates: his own quartet (with Maciej Kądziela, Andrzej Święs and Krzysztof Szmańda), trio Sundial (with Wojciech Jachna and Albert Karch), duo Diomede with saxophonist Tomasz Markanicz, quartet Shelton / Tarwid / Jacobson / Berre, Sextet by Franciszek Pospieszalski, as well as solo. He has recently started to co-work with another, highly awarded pianist, Marcin Masecki with whom he has performed Piano Concerto in F by George Gershwin.


”Grzegorz Tarwid, who, together with Sebastian Zawadzki or Kuba Sokołowski is creating a new chapter of Polish piano music, is not overly sentimental and sugary. He knows that Nahorny, Makowicz and Jagodziński should be valued, but the context of his play, combined with Shostakovich’s or impressionist inspirations, suggests more the direction defined by Paul Bley, Andrew Hill and Matthew Shipp.” - Tomasz Łuczak, Polish-Jazz Blogspot ”Tarwid plays very cleverly and with imagination, stretched somewhere between thrifty, classic sound, not shallow lyricism and cool drama, interestingly operating in contrasts and exposing a lot of sensitivity.” - Marcin Marchwiński, ”Tarwid has a lot of Paul Bley in his game, he is both expressive and lyrical and is absolutely a new name everyone should note

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