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edphfmm 2 | 2
3 Jul 2008  #1
Hi,

A couple of friends and i are visiting Warsaw and Wroclaw this August and would like to visit some jazz clubs and concerts. Which are the best? we are 17 years old. will we get in? Thanks very much.

edphfmm
LIDLJUGEND 2 | 34
7 Jul 2008  #2
20th INTERNATIONAL
JAZZ AT THE OLD TOWN SQUARE FESTIVAL
Warsaw, Old Town Square, Saturdays at 7 pm, July 5th - August 30th 2014, free entry
Studio Koncertowe PR im. W. Lutoslawskiego, Modzelewskiego 59, July 4th 2014, 8.30pm - tickets 60 PLN

International stars, premiere event and jazz discoveries throughout the summer in Warsaw.

jazznastarowce.pl/index.php?a=jazz-old-town-square
noises - | 6
29 Jul 2008  #3
When you're in Wroclaw, you should definitely visit the legendary Jazz Club Rura. Your age won't be a problem.

jazzklubrura.art.pl
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654
29 Jul 2008  #4
Polish jazz is fantastic, especially the more experimental stuff.

At the latter end of the 20thC Polish musicians started their own style of jazz they named Yass. One of the musicians at the forefront of this movement is Tymon Tymański who now plays with a band called Pink Freud - they are touring at the moment but I cant find dates. Look out for their posters and catch them if you can.

youtube.com/watch?v=_oSTno1bKl0

Another guy to check out if you get the chance is Leszek Mozdzer - one of Poland's leading pianists. I was at this small concert last summer when he jammed outside Sfinks in Sopot - a great evening!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
29 Jul 2008  #5
Do these guys ever do anything outside of Poland, there is a great jazz bar in M/c but it needs a bit of something new...
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
29 Jul 2008  #6
I don't get this music... these are some terrible noises...
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654
29 Jul 2008  #7
Do these guys ever do anything outside of Poland

Both Leszek and Pink Freud play outside of Poland - Leszek just came back from China - but I dont think Mank jazz bars could afford him ;)

That said, there is no shortage of extremely good Polish jazz musicians who I am sure would jump at the chance to play in the UK for a reasonable price
Captain Wilk - | 1
20 Jan 2010  #8
Any Jazzers get ya horn out I'm coming to Krakow. From the capital of Funky music and boogie nights ( Cleethorpes ). Contact me for some funk guitar or Jazz Piano. Best wishes and peace to all.
jwojcie 2 | 763
21 Jan 2010  #9
In August? Hm... if I remember corectly August is usually quite uneventful in Wroclaw in regards to music events. You know, everybody is just before/during/short after vacations...

Another guy to check out if you get the chance is Leszek Mozdzer - one of Poland's leading pianists

Yeap, Mozdzer rules:
youtube.com/watch?v=qEx739dYw40
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
21 Jan 2010  #10
In August? Hm... if I remember corectly August is usually quite uneventful in Wroclaw

The original post was from years ago.
jwojcie 2 | 763
21 Jan 2010  #11
Heh, I didn't look closely at the date ;-/ anyway, Mozdzer still rules ;-)
McCoy 27 | 1,276
7 Oct 2010  #12
Polish Jazz is our national treasure


Teffle 22 | 1,321
7 Oct 2010  #14
Naaaah. Much too generic - it's not uniquely Polish at all and never really was.

Polish jazz however is quite distinctive from what I've heard. A very special sub-genre : )
trener zolwia 1 | 940
7 Oct 2010  #15
it's not uniquely Polish at all and never really was.

Something called Polka isn't really Polish??
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Oct 2010  #16
it's not uniquely Polish... it's a Central Europe dance... originated in Czech...
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Oct 2010  #18
The name is generally thought to come from the Czech word půlka—literally, little half—a reference to the short half-steps featuring in the dance. But from its very outset, the word has been influenced by the similarity to the Czech word Polka, meaning "Polish woman/girl"[1], and the Polish word "Polka" (also Polish woman/girl). The name has led to the dance's origin being sometimes mistakenly attributed to Poland. It should also not be confused with the polska, a Swedish About this sound 3/4-beat dance with Polish roots; cf. polka-mazurka. A related dance is the redowa. Polkas almost always have a About this sound 2/4 time signature.

trener zolwia 1 | 940
7 Oct 2010  #19
The name has led to the dance's origin being sometimes mistakenly attributed to Poland.

Aw, man, now my image of every Pole dressed in old-time Polish garb and playing an accordion while dancing around has been ruined. Damn reality... :(
McCoy 27 | 1,276
7 Oct 2010  #20
praise polish jazz or fcuk off
pgtx 29 | 3,159
7 Oct 2010  #21
Damn reality... :(

sucks, i know :( just like Polish "national" dishes are barszcz ukrainski and pierogi ruskie... ;)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
7 Oct 2010  #22
I'm not a fan of jazz but I must say that the Silesian Jazz band are immense in terms of knowing how to shake it up. I don't listen to jazz in my down time but if a Polish jazz band are playing when I'm out drinking then they can make ears prick up.
trener zolwia 1 | 940
7 Oct 2010  #23
pierogi ruskie

Gasp! You mean all Poles don't sit around eating pierogies when they're not Polkaing, either??!!
WTH is this world coming to?... Is everything we believe in false? Is today really even Thursday?...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
7 Oct 2010  #24
praise polish jazz or fcuk off

Just for those that don't speak Polish, you're thread is good for a sample of Poliż dżez
polishforums.com/archives/2009/society-culture-38/poliz-dzez-39727

Edit*
Oh yeah and it's great! :)
McCoy 27 | 1,276
8 Oct 2010  #25
youtube.com/watch?v=yVjompS145Y
alexw68
8 Oct 2010  #26
McCoy - nice, delicate stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Some deeply disturbing facial hair in that splash pic, though...


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