Przemyslaw Straczek

Przemysław Strączek is a Polish jazz guitarist, composer, arranger,educationalist who graduated from The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, alaureate of the Marek Bliziński Jazz Guitarist Master Competition in Warsaw, one of the seven finalists of Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition inBangkok (jury: Danilo Perez, Ben Street, Adam Cruz)

For the past few years he has been considered one of the best Polish guitarists in the Jazz Top ranking, as picked by the readers of Jazz Forum.

In 2013 Strączek received a Special Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for artistic achievements.
 The participant in two programmes: the Polish Culture in the World,organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute; and the Scottish Jazz Association of Bridge Music.

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Jazz Forum magazine 6/12 about Evans album

Two guitarists undertook the difficult task of interpreting maestro’s work. They raised the bar incredibly high and simultaneously decided on an ascetic form of a guitar duo. To render an intimate language of Evans into a guitar language seems to be a complicated task to perform, but so is the very conception of a duo. However, a private formula, the lightness with which young artists handled the works of a classic, as well as peculiar instrumentation contributed a little to freeing Evans from a magic spell: they were able to preserve a melancholy mood, and simultaneously infused plenty of freshness and youthful heart into this music …

They splendidly complement each other, creating a harmonizing duo: Strączek, playing gently and softly, sets up a base for his overseas friend’s dynamic and confident play

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