Biography

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A few words about me

Przemysław Strączek – jazz guitarist, composer, producer, graduate of the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice, two-time winner of the Marek Bliziński Jazz Guitarists’ Competition in Warsaw, one of the top finalists of the Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition in Bangkok. For many years he has been ranked as one of the best Polish guitarists according to Jazz Forum readers – Jazz Top. In 2013 the artist received the Special Award of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for his artistic achievements. Since 2011, he has been co-creating international projects as the leader along with musicians from various continents and presenting contemporary trends in jazz and ethno-jazz music. His sixth author’s album Fig Tree received wide coverage among music journalists and critics both in Poland and abroad, receiving many positive reviews.
The vinyl version of the Fig Tree album became a bestseller in Poland in the first week of its premiere according to the Audio Video Producers Association, ranking 4th among all vinyl records sold in during this period, ahead of pop and rock music stars.
Przemysław Strączek used to collaborate with or still plays his concerts with outstanding artists including Janusz Muniak, Xu Fengxia and Andy Sheppard. He also received the Silesian Voivodeship Marshal’s Award in the field of music for 2015. He has been touring many countries around the world, including Poland, England, Scotland, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore and Malaysiapresenting his music and performing at many international jazz festivals and in community centers. He frequently performed on radio (Poland, USA, Kanada, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Germany, and United Kingdom) and television shows (Poland, Nederlands, France), So far, Strączek performed in the Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, England, Cape Verde, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States.
International Tours
2007 – Czech Republic Przemek Strączek Trio
2011 – England, Przemysław Strączek Group
2014 – Scotland, England, Przemysław Strączek International Group
2015 – Singapore, Malaysia, Przemek Strączek & Asian Strings Collective
2017 – Italy,  Przemek Strączek Trio
2018 – China, Przemek Strączek & Xu Fengxia Quartet (East Meets East)
2019 – Italy, Przemysław Strączek Quartet
2020 – Mexico, Przemysław Strączek Quartet (Tour postponed due to Covid)
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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) 1500 Tons Festival (Shanghai, China) CCOM Jazz & World Music Festival (Beijing, China) Winter Jazz Festival in San Severo, Pisa Summer Jazz Festival, 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, International Jazz Days – Jazztrzębie, Novum Jazz Festival

The tone of Straczek's guitar gives these songs their unique timbre

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