Guitar Summit @ Ad Libitum

It’s happening. I’ll play at the Ad Libitum festival, during Guitar Summit, at Warsaw’s Pardon To Tu. I was invited together with great guitarists & improvisers: Paweł Doskocz, Hubert Kostkiewicz, Michał Dymny, Łukasz Marciniak. Looks like party!

More information TBA, stay tuned.

Broken Songs @ La Boheme

Think I’ll do it again. Gonna sing my bloody songs. With a little help from my friends, Mikołaj Miki Wielecki on percussions and Andrzej Kupniewski playing prepared harmonicas. Will you come?

Marcin Olak. M. Broken Songs Live.

Spontaneous Chamber Music!

We’re back. That’s what we sounded like at PanDymińska (WAW, PL), what do you think? (I know, we look like cartoon characters. Probably rejects from a colouring book. IDGaF, just listen to the music, will ya?)

Music for the Three Kings

This Saturday I’m playing in a duo at Podziemia Kamedulskie (pretty cool, underground venue in Warsaw, PL) with the phenomenal viola da gamba player, Justyna Rekść-Raubo. Mainly original compositions inspired by early music, mostly mine. Some collective impro stuff… Just come and listen. And please, check up Justyna’s recordings and performances, she’s divine!

Justyna Rekść-Raubo and Marcin Olak

Non-Existent Movies @ Project Cafe (WAW, PL)

Another solo improvised set is coming. Underground thing, as usual. Project Cafe is a small venue located in Warsaw, kind of art gallery. They’re opened minded and willing to listen to some experimental stuff, so here I go.

Come, listen & enjoy the music if you’re nearby.

2.06. 20:00. Galeria Projekt Cafe (KEN20a/u2, Waw, PL) – Marcin Olak, solo guitar.

I made it to JazzTop!

I found my name in the JazzTop 2022! According to Polish jazz critics I’m one of the top ten Polish jazz guitarists. It’s so nice! Thank you and congratulations to the winners and all honorees! Thank you, Jazz Forum!

It might get loud…

Today @ 8:00 PM I’m gonna play with Jack Saint some dirty, rockin’ underground sounds. I’ll sing two songs of my own, then I’ll join the Saints for some their stuff. Come to the Pogłos (WAW, PL) to hear us screamin’ f****n loud, sounds like a plan?

2.07.2022, 8:00 PM, Jack Saint feat. M @ Pogłos, WAW, PL

M. Broken Songs

Call me M. My new album – M. Broken Songs – is out now. It’s my debut as a singer-songwriter. 15 songs, 15 stories, kind of personal statement… The most personal thing I ever did. Hope U enjoy.

I sing ang play guitars, percussion and blues harmonica, and I got Steve Swell on trombone, Ben Stapp on tuba, Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello (there’s no such thing as too much f***** cello!) & Marco Colonna on sax & flute. And they’re incredible – i mean it!

Album is available on FSR Bandcamp – you can listen to the whole thing and buy it if you like.

BTW: I’ll be playing it life – 25.06, 20:30 @ Skład Butelek (WAW, PL).

M. Broken Songs

Music Therapy

Something went wrong. Terribly wrong. The plague, Russian aggression against Ukraine, all that pain and suffering…

No, I’m not able to heal it. But I can play guitar. And I will play some peaceful notes at Skład Butelek on 29.04, 8:00 PM. Music Therapy Sessions are dedicated to those who are tired, unsure, lost. Come and have some rest. Yes, you can buy tickets at the door, but if you are a refugee or a volunteer helping refugees you don’t have to pay me anything.

Marcin Olak Solo/Music Therapy, 29.04, 20:00 @ Skład Butelek (11 Listopada 22, WAW). Tickets 15PLN

Marcin Olak solo @ Skład Butelek, 29.04.2022