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Marcin Masecki

Marcin Masecki has become one of the most creative and original musicians of the new generation, recording and performing as a member of a jazz ensemble, but also as a performer of avant-garde and pop music. He has founded and co-founded a number of successful musical projects and groups over the first decade of the 21st Century.

He took his first piano lessons as a child, and got interested in jazz around the same period. In 1997, while he was attending musical secondary school he joined the band Alchemik, lead by saxophonist Grzegorz Piotrowski. In 1998, the band won the main price at the Jazz Hoeilaart festival in Brussels, where Masecki was also acclaimed as best solo performer. After several intense and exhausting tours and the release of four albums, Masecki left the band. Parallel to that project, the musician also collaborated with the group Oxen, and in 1998 he recorded an album with Andrzej Jagodziński, entitled Tribute to Marek&Wacek. The duo associated with the quartet Prima Vista to release new interpretations of film scores from the 1930s: Gdzie są filmy z tamtych lat / Where are the Films of those Years (2000). After graduating from secondary school in 2000, Masecki received a scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he spent two years dividing his time between studying, performing live and networking. He met the musicians with whom he formed the trio TAQ, as well as his future wife, vocalist Candelaria Saenz Valiente.

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