Biography

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A few words about me

Przemysław Strączek is a Polish jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, educationalist who graduated from The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, a laureate of the Marek Bliziński Jazz Guitarist Master Competition in Warsaw, one of the seven finalists of Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition in Bangkok (jury: Danilo Perez, Ben Street, Adam Cruz) For the many 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. He gave concerts in many social and cultural centers, as well as jazz festivals in many countries in the world. Since 2011 he has been the leader of Przemysław Strączek International Group, which consists of musicians from Poland, Italy and the UK. He is the author of four albums “Earthly Room” (2007), “Light & Shadow” (2010) „Evans” (2012) recorded with Hong Kong guitarist Teriver Cheung and „White Grain of Coffee” (2014) and “Three Continents” (2016) recorded in Singapore and Poland.  He frequently performed on radio (Poland, Spain, and United Kingdom) and television shows (Poland, Nederlands, France), as well as at numerous festivals such as:
  • London Jazz Festival (England 2012)
  • Thailand International Jazz Conference (Thailand 2011)
  • Bridge Music (Scotland 2014)
  • Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage (Singapore 2015)
  • Silesian Jazz Meeting in Rybnik (Poland 2010)
  • Jazz in the Ruins in Gliwice (Poland 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • International Jazz Festival in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic 2006)
  • Easy Jazz Festival in Żory (Poland 2010)
  • Jazz Camping Kalatówki in Zakopane (Poland 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Summer Jazz Festival in Krakow (Poland 2010)
  • The Cracow Soul’s Day (Poland 2011)
  • Jazz i Okolice w Katowicach (Poland 2011)
  • International Jazz Festival in Prudnik (Poland 2012)
  • Tu Jazz in Warsaw (Poland 2012)
  • Ladies Jazz Festival in Gdynia (Poland 2014)
  • Radom Jazz Festival in Poland (2014, 2016)
  • Jazz Od Nowa Festival in Toruń (Poland 2015, 2017)
  • JAZZtrzębie (2016, 2017)

 

So far, Strączek performed in the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, England, Cape Verde
Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States.

 

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Przemek Strączek

Reviews

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"The guitarist has created an ideal synergy between the sounds of European and Chinesee classical instrument"

Marek Dusza - Audio Magazine 2016

Festivals

London Jazz Festival (UK) International Jazz Festival Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic) Thailand International Jazz Conference (Thailand) Bridge Music (Scotland) Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage (Singapore), Silesian Jazz Meeting, Jazz in the Ruins, Jazz Camping Kalatówki, Summer Cracow Jazz Festival, Cracow Soul's Days, Jazz Odnowa, Jazz Session, Ladies Jazz Festival, International Jazz Days – Jazztrzębie, Novum Jazz Festival

"Quality straight ahead jazz. Feels like home"

All About Jazz

Main Jazz Clubs

Tygmont (Warszawa) Śląski Jazz Club (Gliwice) Charlie Wrights International (London), El Junco (Madrid), The Crypt (London), Jazz Bar (Edinburgh) U Maleho Glena (Prague) No Black Tie (Kuala Lumpur) Sing Jazz (Singapore), U Muniaka (Kraków) Blue Note (Poznań), 12on14 (Warszawa) Jazz Cafe Posk (London) Art Club (Glasgow), Fat Cat (New Jork), Jazz Club Filary (Gorzów Wielkopolski), Akwarium Jazzarium (Warsaw) Saxophone Pub (Bangkok), Dexter Beer & Jazz (Bari), Fuori Squadro (Foggia) Harris Piano Bar (Kraków)

"He writes tunes with a sense of narrative"

Rob Adams - Herald, Jazz in Europe