“Polish quintet surprises at London Jazz Festival’s Saturday
Showcase (…). Karnas’s group is pushing the eclectic
extremes. A case of art imitating life.”
Grzegorz Karnas: energy, sense of humor, sensitivity,
audacity; polish singer Grzegorz Karnas has it all !
(...) A singer and group who will likely make promoters take
Karnas interprets standards with incredible inventiveness. He
gleans each note from a melody, to subsequently bend and
transform it, imbuing it with substance. It's been quite some
time since such imagination has been seen in the jazz vocals
“At ease and laid back interpreting, amazingly, most of his
compositions in polish: a rare treat, appreciated by a delighted
Karnas scats with verve, has an excellent feel for phrasing,
and raps intelligently, employing irony with sophistication.
Besides that he has a characteristic, slightly
raspy-sounding voice that intrigues the ear and focuses the
attention of the listener.
In addition to all that, there is a consistent repertoire and an
excellent backing group